ESIP Update: ESIP Summer Meeting Registration, and more.

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ESIP UPDATE: Take a look at ESIP's new website! Then register for the Summer Meeting in Bloomington!


We are headed to the Hoosier* State.  Join us for 3+days of hands-on Earth data science and technology workshops and learning.

Good morning all – It's Monday, do you know what's happing in your Slack channel?   If you are not already on the team: here is your INVITATION.
Please add your thoughts (and words) to an ESIP response to the NSF RFI on cyberinfrastructure needs. 
ESIP is also rolling out its new WordPress-based website: ready for active blogging and other updates. Take a new look at
We are ESIP.

Remember, if there is anything you'd like to see included in next week's Monday Update, send it to Bruce Caron (brucecaron AT 

brucecaron AT

Federation News 

  • Registration is open for the ESIP 2017 Summer Meeting
  • ESIP response to NSF cyberinfrastructure needs RFI
  • ESIP Education Out 2 Lunch webinars

Around the Federation

  • DataONE Users Group Meeting July 24-25
  • OGC recruiting a Director of Knowledge Management
  • Nominations for NASA Federal advisory committees due March 8, 2017
  • EarthCube is looking for a Technical Officer
  • AGI Summer Internships


  • Monday: Envirosensing, Web Services
  • Tuesday: CLEAN Network, Ag and Climate
  • Wednesday: Education Out 2 Lunch, SciComm
  • Thursday: Information Quality, IT&I
  • Friday: Sustainable Data Management

See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Federation News

Register NOW for the ESIP Summer Meeting
This Summer, ESIP will be gathering on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, where 3 days of workshops, breakouts, and a couple great plenary talks will bring 300 Earth science data experts and data users together to solve problems and share the knowledge we've collected about the Earth system. HERE is the REGISTRATION LINK 

ESIP response to NSF cyberinfrastructure needs RFI
ESIP President, Emily Law, invites you to participate:
“Many in our community have expressed interest in providing inputs to the NSF call for advanced cyberinfrastructure needs:
As the leading community in advancing the use of Earth science data, it is in our interest to provide a consolidated ESIP response to this RFI.
You are invited to contribute to this collective response by using the Loomio platform (in conjunction with Google Doc). The platform promotes shared document editing (Google Docs) and discussion (Google Docs and Loomio) and transparent decision making (Loomio).
Please join us by hopping on:
In order to meet the RFI submission due date on April 5, 2017, please complete your edits of the Google Docs (thru Loomio) by March 10. That will allow time to complete discussion by March 24, and to finalize by March 31.

ESIP Education Out 2 Lunch Webinars
ESIP Education is proud to announce the debut of Out 2 Lunch; 10-minute GoToMeeting demonstrations of data tools & resources for educators teaching grades 6-14. Teachers can watch the presentations over their lunch hour or project the presentations and share with students during class, enabling discussion during the 5-minute Q&A.  

Check out this incredible line-up for spring 2017: 
March 8th – Climate Explorer, LuAnn Dahlman, NOAA CPO
March 22nd – NEO, Stephanie Schollaert Uz, NASA Goddard
April 5th – EOSDIS Worldview, Ryan Boller, NASA GSFC 
April 19th-  GLOBE cloud apps & S'COOl, Sara McCrea, NASA Langley
May 3rd-  NOAA View Data Exploration Tool, Dan Pisut, NOAA EVL
May 17th – Tools for Watching & Teaching the August Solar Eclipse, Pat Reiff, Rice University

Around the Federation

DataONE Users Group Meeting July 24-25
The 2017 DataONE Users Group Meeting will be held July 24th and 25th and collocated with the Summer ESIP Federation Meeting. Both meetings will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The DUG meeting will be a 2-day event July 24-25th featuring plenary presentations, topical breakout sessions and community led discussions. There is no cost for meeting registration.
ALSO NOTE:  DataONE is seeking nominations for Chair/Vice-Chair or Co-Chair positions for the DUG. Information on the DUG procedural guidelines detailing roles and responsibilities can be found at: Interested parties should email for more information or for nomination.

OGC is Recruiting a Director of Knowledge Management
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking a highly-qualified individual for the position of Director of Knowledge Management. The OGC is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards and associated best practices for geospatial and location based services. The OGC Knowledge Manager serves as the OGC staff lead to facilitate the publication of OGC standards and related documentation. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017. HERE is the LINK to the JOB ANNOUNCEMENT.

Nominations for NASA Federal advisory committees due March 8, 2017
NASA invites public nominations for service on four new Federal advisory committees that advise NASA on science. The four new committees, which were formerly subcommittees of the NASA Advisory Council, are The Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC), The Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC), The Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC), and The Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC). The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is March 8, 2017. For more information, please see the federal register notice at:

EarthCube is looking for a Technical Officer
The EarthCube Science Support Office (ESSO) is searching for a top-notch Technical Officer to oversee implementation of cyberinfrastructure and serve as a technical resource for EarthCube, an NSF-funded, community-driven initiative aimed at creating an integrated environment for the sharing of geoscience data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner. Here is the job opening website.

AGI Summer Internships
The American Geosciences Institute will be hiring two interns this summer in our Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues programs – see below for more details of each. The internships are based in Alexandria, VA (just across the river from DC), run for 12 weeks, and come with a fixed stipend of $5000. You must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in, or have recently completed, a geoscience or geo-related bachelor's or master's degree program to apply. The application deadline for both internships is March 15th.
Geoscience Policy Internship -AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related students (undergraduate or master's) and recent graduates with a strong interest in federal science policy. Interns will hone their writing and web publishing skills while gaining first-hand understanding of the legislative process and executive branch agencies. Apply here.
Critical Issues Internship – AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related students (undergraduate or master's) and recent graduates with a strong interest in state and local science policy, science communication, and outreach.  Apply here.

* “Who’s ear?” – Writer James Whitcomb Riley joked that this question, supposedly posed by early Indiana settlers following tavern fights which had resulted in someone’s ear being cut off and left on the floor, eventually became the word “Hoosier.”  

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