ESIP Update: Hackweeks, ESIP.local, and more events!

Happy almost equinox! Fall is in full swing and there are many #EarthScienceData events going on.

In the ESIP Update this week:

Note from our Community Director

Hello ESIP!

It’s that time of year when we look to recruit our next cohort of ESIP Community Fellows and we need your help to find them and encourage them to apply.

Our Fellows are some of the most inspiring ESIP contributors! If you’re not familiar with the program, each year we pair 8-10 graduate students with ESIP Collaboration Areas on themed topics, where they become embedded and provide support, as well as share their research.

The Fellows make important contributions to these groups and are pivotal for the execution of our twice annual ESIP Meetings. Many of our Fellows have reported that engaging with ESIP opens doors to new fields, opportunities, and connections that they would not have otherwise made. We still benefit from the engagement of many past ESIP Fellows, whether you realize it or not, throughout our community!

Thanks for your help connecting us to applicants. Share the posting on LinkedIn and the direct link to the application:

Have a wonderful week!

Megan Carter Orlando
ESIP Community Director

Community Fellow Guest Blogs

ESIP News and Events

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.

NOAA AI, GOES-R DataJam, and ESIP Staff Retreat

It's a busy couple weeks! Thanks for your patience as the ESIP team juggles multiple event support and travel through the end of the month. We are still available and you can always reach us at

Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:
  • Tuesday
    • Governance Committee (4 p.m. EDT)
    • Operational Ethics (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (1 p.m. EDT) 
    • Community Resilience (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Discovery (3 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

Community Resilience Cluster: ESIP.local

Join the next Community Resilience Cluster meeting to discuss and share ideas for ESIP Community Fellow Sruti Modekurty's FUNding Friday project. 

ESIP.local will bring together the ESIP community and a local organization in Asheville, NC for a data and science project benefiting the local community, culminating at the next ESIP July Meeting. Learn more and how you can get involved on Sept 21, 2 p.m. EDT.

Open Science Cluster: Cyberinfrastructure

The Open Science Cluster meets next on Sept 26 at noon EDT. Guest speaker Natasha Stavros will present “Open Science Cyberinfrastructure Supports Equitable Access to NASA Big Data – The ImgSPEC Case Study.”

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

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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…

ESIIL's 2023 Hackathon: Environmental MosAIc (Sept 22)

Applications are live for ESIIL's 2023 Hackathon, Environmental MosAIc – Track I (Nov 15-17). Join environmental scientists, data analysts, and AI experts from academia, non-profits, and the public sector under one digital roof to collaborate and provide solutions to on-the-ground environmental needs in a respectful and inclusive environment. Apply by September 22.

OpenAQ Community Survey (Sept 30)

OpenAQ is committed to serving air quality stakeholders around the world, and the results from our community surveys inform the tools we build and the partnerships we develop. The more feedback we receive, the better we can respond to your needs.

Introduction to Cloud Native Geo (Nov 1)

Matt Hanson and the Element 84 team of experts are hosting a free, virtual cloud native geospatial workshop on Nov 1. (All attendees will receive a surprise in the mail after completing the workshop!) Spaces are limited & registration opens soon. Stay in the loop through:

Job Opportunities

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

  • Project Manager | COEQWAL | to bring together policy makers, technologists, scientists, stakeholders, and indigenous groups
  • Community Manager | PyOpenSci | to help build community & best practices around open peer-review of open software
  • Associate Director | North Carolina State Climate Office (NCSCO) | to further climate services in North Carolina through research, outreach, and monitoring
  • Program Manager | Hawaii Climate Smart Commodities | to work with multi-stakeholder teams of professionals across climate, agronomic, and indigenous biocultural areas






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