ESIP Update: Hello from 2019 ESIP President and moreLots going on around ESIP this week. 

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ESIP UPDATE: 01.28.2019

Good Morning ESIP, 

Everything old is new again. I'm excited to be coming back to serve as ESIP President, and particularly looking forward to learning how our relatively new single organizational model has developed in the time since I last served in an ESIP leadership role. Building on the idea of learning, in the closing plenary at the ESIP Winter meeting I highlighted the need for all of us to exercise our curiosity about what is happening in ESIP. I have always enjoyed the small and big connections that I've been able to make when attending different cluster or working group sessions outside of my primary focus, every time broadening my understanding of the what and how of ESIP as a community. In the spirit of flexing our curiosity muscle and expanding the connections in the network that ESIP is, I encourage you to take every opportunity you can to engage with other groups in ESIP and learn what you can learn and contribute to their activities. Happy 2019 and I look forward to seeing you somewhere out there.

Karl Benedict, ESIP President 2019

  This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:

  • Monday: Partnership
  • Tuesday: CLEAN Network
  • Thursday: Citation Guidelines

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

ESIP News 

ESIP Winter Meeting Highlights Webinar
Join us for a webinar to recap the highlights of the 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting on Thursday February 7th at 12 pm ET/ 9 am PT. The webinar will touch on key meeting events and share high-level takeaways from several perspectives. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ESIP YouTube channel.

Join by GoToMeeting:
Use your computer audio or dial in by phone: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 590-821-245

Meet the 2019 ESIP Peer Recognition Awardees
Last week we announced the winners of peer recognition awards at the recent ESIP Meeting. See photos and learn more about their outstanding work in this news item.

  • Catalyst Award: Education Committee
  • Partner of the Year Award: DataONE
  • President's Award: Karen Moe
  • Martha Maiden Award: Lesley Wyborn

Meet the 2019 ESIP Volunteer Leaders
Last week we announced those elected to serve as volunteer leaders for 2019. See their smiling faces and read more about them on the ESIP Board Webpage and the ESIP Program Committee Webpage.

  • Karl Benedict, President
  • Mike Daniels, Vice President
  • Denise Hills, Governance Committee Chair
  • Rebecca Koskela, Finance Committee Chair
  • Ruth Duerr, Data Stewardship Committee Chair
  • Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Partnership Committee Chair
  • Becky Reid, Education Committee Chair
  • Dave Blodgett, Information Technology & Interoperability Committee Chair
  • Lewis McGibbney, Semantic Technologies Committee Chair
  • Mark Parsons, At-Large Board Member
  • Lesley Wyborn, At-Large Board Member
  • Karen Moe, At-Large Board Member

Seeking Ideas from ESIP Members for Google Summer of Code
ESIP is applying to participate as a second-year mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code.  As an umbrella organization (e.g. an organization of organizations), ESIP gets to provide the amazing opportunity for our members to participate in Google Summer of Code through their home institution! Click here for more information!

Around the Community

Register to Attend 3rd NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop
NOAA's Technology Planning and Integration for Observations Division is sponsoring the 3rd NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop to promote broader awareness of emerging technologies in the NOAA’s observing system portfolio. The workshop will take place March 19-20, at NCWCP in College Park, Maryland and will include a session devoted to technologies that are currently funded by NOAA, as well as session devoted to industry and academia. Learn more here.

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway
The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) is now accepting applications for their next Bootcamp, which will take place May 13-17, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bootcamp will help you and your team:

  • Learn how to communicate effectively about your gateway,
  • Identify who cares about your gateway and potential new user groups,
  • Scope out and learn how to pitch to potential funders that will put you on a path to sustainability,
  • Conduct your own usability test on the spot,
  • Network and establish relationships with others doing similar work.

ESIP Staff, along with several ESIP Lab teams, were able to take part in a previous SGCI Bootcamp and found the experience to be extremely valuable. Learn more and apply now here.

Join the Waterhackweek Cyberseminar Series
The Waterhackweek Cyberseminar series, hosted jointly by CUAHSI and the University of Washington, consists of presentations relevant to a wide range of water and informatics use-cases, e.g. publishing large datasets, running numerical models, organizing collaborative research projects, and meeting journal requirements by following open data standards. See upcoming topics below and learn more here.

  • 1/31: Visualization of water datasets | Anthony Cannistra, Univ. of Washington
  • 2/7: Data access and time-series statistics | Emilio Mayorga and Yifan Cheng, Univ. of Washington
  • 2/14: Workflows for gridded climate datasets | Bart Nijssen and Diana Gergel, Univ. of Washington
  • 2/21: Version control git/Github | Valentina Staneva, eScience Institute and Univ. of Washington
  • 2/28: Landlab modeling framework and use cases | Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Christina Bandaragoda, Amanda Manaster, and Sai Siddhartha, Univ. of Washington
  • 3/7: Tools for building Apps: Thethys | Rohit Khattar, Brigham Young Univ. and Nathan Swain, Aquaveo

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Frontiers of Big Data, Modeling, and Simulation in Urban Sustainability Workshop and Webcast
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invite you to attend a workshop and webcast on January 30-31, 2019 that will bring together the emerging interdisciplinary network of practitioners, business leaders, academics, and policy makers using data for urban sustainability. The workshop will focus on identifying areas where cities can partner with the scientific community to address challenges related to air and water quality, transportation and physical infrastructure, and sustainable inclusive communities. Learn more here.

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