ESIP Update: GOES-R DataJam + Data Equity Primer

We have new co-sponsored events with NOAA and USGS.

In the ESIP Update this week:

ESIP News and Events

GOES-R DataJam

ESIP is supporting this year's GOES-R DataJam, a NOAA event that brings together undergraduates, data experts, and GOES-R datasets. The two-week competition takes place in October; the deadline for students to apply is Sept 15.

NOAA is also looking for team mentors and subject matter experts to work with students. Learn more in our Slack #general post.

Data Equity Primer from We All Count

The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) is hosting a free training session: We All Count's Data Equity Primer. ESIP community participants are encouraged to join in.

Register by Sept 25 for the live event on Monday Oct 2 from 1-2 p.m. EDT. 

The We All Count Data Equity Primer is a laser-focused, one-hour introduction designed to get you up to speed on the core issues facing the equitable and ethical use of data and provide you with a clear picture of the challenging landscape of turning complex human questions into numbers then back into meaning.

Community Fellows 2024 Application is Open

Help us spread the word! The application for the next cohort of ESIP Community Fellows is open and due by Oct 6. We also have a LinkedIn posting that we encourage you to share!

Learn more:

Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:
  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Physical Samples (noon EDT)
    • Semantic Tech All (3 p.m. EDT)
    • Data Readiness (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Wildfires (4 p.m. EDT) 
  • Thursday 
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (noon EDT)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EDT)
Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. We list all times in U.S. Eastern Time; check the time in your time zone.

Please review and follow our community guidelines and data privacy policy

Collaboration Areas

Physical Samples Cluster: Joint Genome Institute 

The Physical Samples Cluster's next scheduled meeting is Sept 12 at 12 p.m. EDT, featuring a presentation by Neil Beyers and Chuck Parker on the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Genomic Sample Citation.

Wildfire Cluster: Presentations on Air Quality

The Wildfire Cluster meets on Sept 13 at 4 p.m. EDT, featuring presentations by John Hayens, Program Manager, NASA Applied Sciences Program Health and Air Quality Applications, along with Youngsun Jung, Program Manager, NOAA National Air Quality Forecast Capability. 

Marine Data Cluster: Semantic Collaboration 

The Marine Data Cluster meets on Sept 14 at 2 p.m. EDT. The meeting will focus on a new collaboration with the Semantic Harmonization Cluster to advise on structured metadata for data discovery and interoperability. Add a bullet point to the agenda with specific datasets or issues to explore. 

IT&I Rants and Raves: Internet of Water

The IT&I committee provides a venue for a monthly community webinar on current Information Technology and Interoperability topics.

Next up is Kyle Onda from the Internet of Water, speaking to “Water data standardization: Navigating the AntiCommons.”

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

Tune in…

How to Build a Digital Crust – GSA Short Course (Oct 14)

Offered during GSA Connects on Oct 14 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., “How to build a digital crust” is a short course hosted by the new DigitalCrust community.

The course will focus on the basics of collaborative software design (the Git version control system and GitHub collaboration platform) and how these new approaches can be integrated into geoscience workflows and careers.

Check Out…

GeoSmart Hackweek (Sept 15)

Registration is now open for the GeoSmart Hackweek 2023 (Oct 23-27). Offered in-person and remotely, this is a collaborative and participant-driven program focused on the application of machine learning in geoscience. Participants with all levels of experience will explore machine learning workflows in hydrology and cryosphere with tutorials, data preparation, building and cross-validating ML models, and more. Send GeoSmart applications to, which are due Friday, September 15. 

2024 NCEAS Environmental Data Science Summit Application

The second Environmental Data Science (EDS) Summit takes place in Santa Barbara on Feb 6-7, 2024 to discuss communication and translation of environmental data to broad and diverse audiences. Applications to attend the EDS are now open and selected participants (about 100 people) will be notified this fall. There is funding to cover full travel for up to 60 individuals. Learn more through the UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) website.

Living Planet Fellowship call for proposals (Oct 27)

A new fellowship supports the new generation of scientists in European Space Agency (ESA) Member States to undertake cutting-edge research in Earth Observation and Earth System Science, maximise the scientific impact of ESA missions and European EO capacity and respond to the main challenges of the ESA science strategy. With this call ESA plans to support a new set of research post-doctoral positions to be co-funded by ESA.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Program Director | National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division for Research, Innovation, Synergies, and Education (RISE) | to co-manage RISE's Geoscience Cyberinfrastructure funding opportunities
  • Researcher/Research Software Engineer | Technische Universität Dresden | to support the Department of Geosciences
  • Fellowship | SEEKCommons |  for grad students and early career professionals working with communities on open science, open hardware & data 






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