ESIP Update: Fellows and ClustersESIP Fellows are eager to help their clusters get things done

Preview: Meet the 2018 class of ESIP Fellows!
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ESIP UPDATE: 01.29.18  Your ESIP Fellows!

Matt Bartos, PhD student at the University of Michigan, Civil Engineering

ESIP is happy to welcome Matt back for another year!

During his first year as student fellow, Matt was active within the Envirosensing cluster. During the 2017 Summer Meeting, he helped to organize a breakout session centered around end-to-end sensor data management solutions. During this breakout session, he gave a presentation on the Open Storm framework—an open-source, end-to-end platform for distributed monitoring and control of water infrastructure. He was also awarded a FUNding Friday award for an automated sensor firmware generation system. This project—conceived with the help of Envirosensing cluster leaders Scotty Strachan, Janet Fredericks and Mike Botts—aims to create a “plug-and-play” process for interfacing with common environmental sensors. 

Patrick Chandler, graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Environmental Studies 

Patrick's work and research explores the impact of creating an affective connection with scientific data through art. Although he’s been focused on marine debris and ocean science for the past few years, he was drawn to CU by the Inside the Greenhouse initiative, which focuses on using media and art as multimodal climate communication tools to deepen understanding of the issues associated with climate change. 



Jessica Fayne, PhD student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Geography 

Jessica is a water resources and land change remote sensing scientist, beginning her first year of PhD study at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Geography. She graduated from George Mason University with an MS in Geography and Remote Sensing in 2015. Before starting her PhD program, she worked for the University of South Carolina as a Water Resources Research Associate and part time at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on various remote sensing projects (NASA DEVELOP) and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite calibration/validation (University of Maryland- Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology). 



Connor Scully-Allison, graduate student at the University of Nevada Reno, Department of Computer Science and Engineering 

Over the past year and a half, Connor has been studying Software Engineering for Scientific Applications and Human Computer Interaction in his role as Research Assistant for the Cyberinfrastructure Laboratory at UNR. Being founded out of a cross-disciplinary grant to support Earth Science research in Nevada, this laboratory works in close confederation with geography, geology and seismology departments at UNR. In developing two applications—a Mobile Quality Assurance application and an Automated Quality Control Application Prototype—he has collaborated extensively with Dr. Scotty Strachan, a UNR based geology researcher. 



Katie Seigner, graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies 

In her studies at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Katie plans to focus her research on accelerating solutions to the climate crisis. Her years of work in environmental organizing and nonprofit communications have taught her much about the inherent challenges of addressing an issue as multi- faceted and all encompassing as climate change, and she has come to believe that effective communications must be at the core of all solutions efforts. Additionally, she hopes to study clean energy deployment strategies as well as agricultural climate solutions such as soil carbon sequestration, because she believes these two areas have great potential for realizing critical advancement towards a zero-carbon future. 

Editor note: The above text is mostly gleaned from their applications

In 2018, ESIP celebrates twenty years of “Making Data Matter”! In this year, we hope to grow our grasp of the “ESIP way” so that we can become better at spinning up (and spinning down) clusters and continue to challenge ourselves to run the best Earth science data meetings on the planet. 
Bruce and the ESIP staff

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Federation News  

  • Winter Meeting videos available online
  • ESIP Visioneers want YOU!

Around the Federation

  • Science Gateways Bootcamp

Telecons Scheduled 

  • Tuesday: CLEAN
  • Thursday: DMCTraining Working Group, Disaster Lifecycle

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

Federation News
Winter Meeting Recordings are Online
The link to all of the ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting plenary and breakout session recordings is here:

To find a recording for a specific session, you will need to know which day it was held, and in what room. This, along with the session description and speaker/presenter info, can all be found here:
Note that multiple sessions may be recorded in one file, so you may have to fast-forward through to find the start of your desired session. 

ESIP Visioneers want YOU!
It's a new year, and ESIP is celebrating 20 years of making data matter!  Visioneers are volunteers who guide ESIP's meeting planning and technology platform use. Are you interested in making ESIP meetings better? Join in!  Do you have a problem using any of ESIP's collaboration environments? Help us fix this for everyone! Got an idea for something new, or an experience from another meeting you want to share: call in!

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Science Gateways Bootcamp

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 23, 2018. Apply now!
Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway will take place May 14-18, 2018 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin, TX.
The Bootcamp is designed for leaders of innovative digital offerings who are seeking to further develop and advance their work. Participants will engage in hands-on activities to help them articulate the value of their work to key stakeholders and to create a strong development, operations, and sustainability plan. The Bootcamp will include:

  • Core business strategy skills
  • Technology best practices
  • Long-term sustainability strategies

By the end of the Bootcamp, participants will have developed a working demonstration of their sustainability strategy and identified essential action steps to get there. 
There is no cost to attend the Bootcamp. Attendees will only need to pay for their travel, hotel, and some dinners. 

Learn more about the workshop and meet the instructors.
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