ESIP Update: #ESIP2023 & Board Election Results

#ESIP2023 is here, we'd like to introduce our incoming leadership, and we are “Opening Doors to Open Science.”

Welcome our new ESIP Board Members!

The heart of ESIP is people. And our Partner organizations and their volunteers help guide our nonprofit. We would like to thank our current members and welcome incoming leadership.

Current ESIP Board

  • President: Ken Casey from NOAA
  • VP: Denise Hills from Advanced Resources International
  • Governance Committee Chair: Amber Budden from University of California Santa Barbara
  • Finance Committee Chair: Tracey Pilone from Element 84
  • Partnership Committee Chair: Felimon Gayanilo from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • Nominations Committee Chair: Sarah Ramdeen from Northrop Grumman
  • Education Committee Chair: Margaret Mooney from UW Madison
  • IT&I Chair: David Blodgett from USGS 
  • Semantic Tech Committee Chair: Brandon Whitehead from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research 
  • Data Stewardship Committee Chair: Steve Diggs from California Digital Library
  • At-large Board Members: Mike Daniels from Ronin Institute, Lesley Wyborn from ANU, and Cynthia Parr from USDA

Incoming Leadership

  • President: Denise Hills from  Advanced Resources International
  • VP: Yuhan (Douglas) Rao from North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) and NOAA NCEI
  • Governance Committee Chair: Amber Budden from University of California Santa Barbara
  • Finance Committee Chair: Ruth Duerr from Ronin Institute
  • Partnership Committee Chair: Leslie Hsu from USGS
  • Nominations Committee Chair: Sarah Ramdeen from Northrop Grumman
  • Education Committee Chair: Shelley Olds from EarthScope Consortium
  • IT&I Chair: David Blodgett from USGS 
  • Semantic Tech Committee Chair: Xioagang (Marshall) Ma from University of Idaho 
  • Data Stewardship Committee Chair: Alexis Garretson from Tufts University, The Jackson Laboratory, and Anecdata 
  • At-large Board Members: Mike Daniels from National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Ronin Institute, Kathe Todd-Brown from University of Florida and Ge Peng from NASA

ESIP Meeting Announcements

Flood Update

While we are excited to gather with you this week (virtually or in Burlington), we continue to be mindful of the floods affecting Vermont communities. So far, our venue and air travel have not been significantly impacted, but roads, rails, local businesses, and communities have been. Meeting attendees will get updates as needed via email.


See the full schedule and make your own agenda: Sched is also where we will post recordings, notes, and resources after the meeting.

Also, here is the Know Before You Go info.

*Note: There will be no ESIP Update next week since our team will be all hands on deck for the ESIP Meeting.

FUNding Friday + NASA News Highlight

“We spell FUNding Friday with a capital F-U-N since we want it to be a fun, creative, exciting experience at the end of the Summer Meeting,” says Susan Shingledecker, ESIP executive director. “We want it to be the catalyst that takes a great idea or a brainstorm that happens in a session or in a hallway conversation and creates the incentive to move an idea forward.”

One of the quotes from the NASA Earth Science Division write up about one of last year's FUNding Friday projects led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

As our ESIP Lab Director, Annie Bryant Burgess, regularly points out: Microfunding and seed funding is a critical part of the innovation and research cycle in Earth science data. FUNding Friday is a (fun) aspect of that work. The community-focused poster making and voting process provides a way to bring in more teachers, graduate students, and interdisciplinary connections than traditional funding models.

Stay tuned via #ESIP2023 on Friday for this year's projects.

#ESIP2023 Schedule

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

AGU 2023: Sessions from the Community 

It's that time of year. Thick in the details of #ESIP2023 and thinking ahead to #AGU23. We put together an AGU sessions doc for you to share your call for abstracts and keep tabs on sessions led by our community members. Submissions due Aug 2.

IT&I Committee: Rants and Raves

Catch the recording of this month's Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) webinar with Doug Schuster focuses on tools to assist simulation-based researchers in deciding what project outputs to preserve and share based on findings from an NSF EarthCube Research Coordination Network project.

Check Out…

How to Collaborate – Workshop on Effective Collaboration projects

Join the first “How to collaborate: running unfunded working groups to get research done” hosted by the International Soil Modeling Consortium and facilitated by Kathe Todd-Brown from University of Florida. If you are interested, fill out the informational form; the organizers are tailoring the content and time to those who express interest.

Gateways 2023 (Aug 7)

Gateways 2023 is an opportunity for science gateways to showcase their ability to teach, empower and engage research, and provide technologies to various communities. The gathering meets in Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 30-Nov 1.

BYOP – Bring Your Own Portal and poster submissions are due August 7.

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.

  • Environmental Data Scientist | CUAHSI | to access, analyze, and manage large and complex hydrology datasets for the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.
  • Senior Program Manager | California Water Data Consortium | to guide the collaborative development of recommendations to support reporting of telemetered data to the State of California
  • Geospatial Services Team Lead | Ocean Networks Canada | to lead a small team of GIS specialists
  • Research Data Management Team Lead | Ocean Networks Canada | to lead data stewardship efforts
  • Data Stewardship Operations Team Lead | Ocean Networks Canada | to leverage experience with oceanographic expedition and instrument metadata and data management
  • Marine Geophysical Data Manager | CIRES/NOAA NCEI | to work with the Ocean and Coastal Mapping Team at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)






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