The ESIP Winter Meeting starts next week! We hope you're getting as excited as we are for the meeting and that you'll be able to join us for as much of the event as you can. I have had ears on a lot of breakout session planning conversations at various cluster telecons and I can tell you that, thanks in large part to the session leads and speakers, this will be another dynamic meeting where we as a community will push the envelope on what it means to learn from each other and collaborate in a virtual space. If you haven't yet registered, please try to do so by this Friday January 22nd.
Also this week is a chance to join our ESIP101 Webinar, a fast-paced overview of ESIP and how to get involved for those who are new to the community or looking to learn more. If you feel so inclined, please help us out by telling a colleague or two! More info is in the ESIP News section below.
Have a wonderful week,
Megan Carter Orlando
ESIP Community Director
This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:
Tuesday: Ag & Climate
Wednesday: Community Resilience
Thursday: Education; ESIP 101
See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description.
ESIP Meeting Registration Registration is open still for the 2021 ESIP Winter Meeting (January 26th-29th, 2021; Online) starting next week! For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public. Learn more about the meeting, which will feature 3 plenary sessions, 30+ community-contributed breakout sessions, the Research Showcase (virtual poster & demo session), the State of ESIP Assembly Business Meeting, and other networking opportunities here.
ESIP101 Webinar this Thursday (1/21 at 1 pm ET)
Learn something new about the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP; esipfed.org) by attending ESIP 101. This webinar is geared toward both those who are new to ESIP and those who would like to learn more about the community and its activities. You can expect a fast-paced overview of ESIP and the many ways you can get involved, as well as a brief overview of what to expect at the upcoming 2021 ESIP Winter Meeting. Join live with connection details found on the ESIP Telecon calendar or watch the recording on the ESIP YouTube Channel afterwards.
ESIP Lab Request for Proposals (due 1/29)
The ESIP Lab supports the Earth science community in building innovative, applied technologies through funding and community input. Additionally, projects are encouraged to have a learning objective as part of their deliverables. Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the ESIP Lab seeks projects that last 6 – 8 months, with a maximum budget of $10,000. Learn more about esipfed.org/rfp.
OGC Calls for Participation in its Next Major Innovation Testbed (Testbed-17)
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested organizations to respond to a Call for Participation (CFP) for OGC’s Testbed-17 Innovation Initiative, a collaborative effort to rapidly prototype, design, develop and test solutions to location-related problems. Learn more and respond to the call for participation by 1/24 here.
SGCI Hosted Jumpstart Your Sustainability Plan mini-course (March 1-3, 2021)
Interested in developing a sustainability strategy for your gateway? The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) will host this free virtual mini-course that will offer PIs of research and teaching-focused gateways and their teams the perfect way to kick off sustainability planning, whether they are writing a new grant or ready to get to the next level with a more mature project. Learn more and register by 2/24 here.
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