ESIP Update: Hiring a Communications Mgr, Bystander Training, New on YouTube!

Speaking Up! How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation Around Bias.

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ESIP UPDATE: 08.16.21

Good Morning, ESIP,

There is a lot going on in and around ESIP this week! ESIP is hiring! Please read and share the recently released job description for ESIP Communications Manager and help us attract a strong and diverse pool of applicants.

As part of our commitment to promote a healthy and inclusive culture within ESIP, we are pleased to be offering three interactive online training opportunites next month. We encourage you to join us for: Speaking Up! How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation Around Bias. The training will be offered three separate times to maximize participation. Please hold Sept 10th 9am-noon, 2pm-5pm or Sept 27 2-5pm (Eastern times). More information and links to register will be coming soon!

As you may know, we have a growing treasure trove of recordings on the ESIP YouTube Channel. Here are a few recent ESIP recordings that you may want to check out:

  • ESIP Meeting Session Recordings: View recordings from all 2021 ESIP Summer Meeting Sessions. 
  • ESIP Meeting Highlights Webinar: View fast-paced report outs from many perspectives on many of the ESIP Summer Meeting sessions in this 60 minute highlights webinar.
  • IT&I Tech Dive: View last week's webinar from 2020 ESIP Lab grant awardee, Jake Gearon on “Developing an Open-Source Workflow & Toolset to Quantify Lacustrine Sedimentation Using Publicly Available Data.”

This week, the ESIP Staff is excited to be supporting the NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop. While the work of ESIP continues, the ESIP team will be focused executing this internal meeting this week.  

Have a great week, 

Volunteer as a Data or Software Expert for the Virtual Data Help Desk at GSA 2021, to be hosted during part of GSA 2021 Connects (October 11th-13th, 2021). This event connects researchers with informatics experts familiar with their scientific domain to learn about skills and techniques that will help further their research and make their data and software open and FAIR. To volunteer, please complete this brief form, as soon as possible by Friday Oct. 1st, 2021. Learn more: HERE

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons: 

  • Tuesday: Ag & Climate; Governance
  • Wednesday: Public-Private Partnerships; Semantic Harmonization; Community Resilience
  • Thursday: Education; Discovery
  • Friday: Machine Learning; Sustainable Data Management

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


Cloud Computing Cluster Telecon (8/23 at 1 pm ET): Deep Dive into TileDB
Join ESIP's Cloud Computing Cluster for a Deep Dive into TileDB from Stavros Papadopoulos, CEO and Founder of TileDB. Stavros will provide a deeper dive into TileDB and showcase TileDB in practice through use cases such as SAR with AIS data for dark sheep detection, digital twins with LiDAR and weather simulations with NetCDF time series. You can find connection info on the ESIP Telecon Calendar.

More News

NCEAS Environmental Data Science Summit (Apply by 9/17)
Environmental Data Science (EDS) is a growing field of interdisciplinary approaches to investigating and answering environmental questions with modern data science tools. The field is broad, diverse, and expanding. This Summit aims to bring together all types of environmental data scientists to lay the foundation for a more cohesive and collaborative transdisciplinary community.

The goals of the Summit, which is to be held February 8-9, 2022 in Santa Barbara, CA, are to build community and foster collaboration within the Environmental Data Science community. This year’s theme is Harnessing Diversity in Environmental Data Science. Learn more and apply to participate at

CODATA Connect – Data Science Journal Early Career Essay Competition (due 8/31)
CODATA Connect Early Career and Alumni Network in collaboration with the CODATA Data Science Journal (DSJ) is pleased to invite to its second Essay Competition for Early-Career Researchers (ECR), defined as a university undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students or early career researchers/ data professionals within five years of completing their highest qualification. CODATA Connect exists to ensure a structural and sustained collaboration and support for the activities of the alumni of CODATA-RDA Summer Schools, of the CODATA China and Trieste Training Workshops and other early-career researchers and data professionals involved in the CODATA community and those of partner organizations. Topic for the Essay: “Challenges and Benefits for governments and industry involvement in the Open Data Initiative.” Learn more here.

Job Opportunities Channel in the ESIP Slack Workspace
In case you haven't noticed, there is a lively channel in the ESIP Slack where community members can post and view current job opportunities, like the one posted below. Please feel free to peruse and add openings you are aware of. To find the channel, join the ESIP Slack workspace and then join the #job-opportunities channel.

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