ESIP Update: IT&I Rants and Raves

The 2023 January ESIP Meeting was great. Session recordings and Meeting Highlights Webinar coming soon.

ESIP News and Events

ESIP Meeting Highlights Webinar

Join us for a recap and synthesis of the 2023 January ESIP Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. EST. Register through the ESIP Community Calendar. We look forward to discussing and distilling the conference highlights and next steps with you!

And stay tuned for the session recordings, which will be going up on the ESIP YouTube channel in a couple weeks.

Nominations Committee

ESIP is a community-driven organization. The next ESIP leadership starts in July and the Nominations Committee is tasked with identifying candidates for ESIP leadership positions. Want to help? Reach out to the Nomination Committee Chair Sarah Ramdeen:

Ignite@AGU Videos are Live

Ignite@AGU was held at the Adler Planetarium during the AGU Fall Meeting. Sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Division and held in partnership with ESIP, all the professionally recorded videos are live on ESIP's YouTube channel

New Wildfire Cluster

Dedicated to open wildfire science and proactive solutions in wildfire management. Starting in March, the new Cluster will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. EST. Join the conversation and sign up for the group's mailing list.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Tuesday
    • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (EDIJ) Committee (3 p.m. EST)
    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (3 p.m. EST)
    • Envirosensing (5 p.m. EST)
    • COR (5 p.m. EST)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EST) 
  • Thursday 

See the full Community Calendar. 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

IT&I: Rants and Raves

Thurs Feb 9  at 3 p.m. EST

Join the Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee for their monthly call. The conversation builds on the “rants and raves” session from the 2023 January ESIP Meeting: starting with very short presentations and an in-depth discussion on interoperability and the Committee's next steps.

  • Mike Mahoney: Make Reproducibility Easy
  • Dave Blodgett: FAIR data and Science Data Gateways
  • Doug Fils:  Web architecture and Semantic Web
  • Megan Carter: Opening Doors for Collaboration
  • Yuhan “Douglas” Rao: Where are we for AI-ready data?
  • Matt Jones: So many toothbrushes

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

Tune in…

Workshop: coreR Course (DUE: Feb 13; April 3-7)

The NCEAS Learning Hub is also offering their next coreR course in April 2023. This is a five-day introductory course on collaborative, open, reproducible, and essential data science skills taught in R. There is a scholarship available for students, which is due Feb 13. 

Check out…

NEON Permafrost Technical Working Group Nominations (Due Feb 17)

Organized by The Environmental Data Science Innovation & Inclusion Lab (ESIIL), the Innovation Summit will be held in person May 23-25 at the University of Colorado Boulder, with virtual attendance options also available. Applications are due by January 22.

NSF: Dear Colleague Letter – Geosciences and AI/ML Funding 

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) encourages the submission of proposals that advance our understanding of geosciences using AI and ML methods. Read more details in the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL).

Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest (Feb 22)

The Pizzigati Prize provides grants to developers making a two-faceted contribution to social change: practical impact and open source. Awarded through NTEN, the application is due Feb 22.

New Climate Change Computing Award in Honor of Gordon Bell (April 15)

To highlight and encourage more research focused on modelling the devastating impact of climate change, ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has established the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2023.

Call for papers – Applied Computing and Geosciences (May 31)

For a forthcoming special issue on “Geoscience ontologies and knowledge graphs” in Applied Computing & Geoscience, the guest editors invite contributions that present advances in building and applying ontologies or knowledge graphs in any field of geoscience. Submission window closes May 31.

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:

  • Research Engineer, Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University, to provide computer science support in the development of NOAA data management capabilities and visualization techniques
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to investigate processed foods decisions in the US using national data
  • Software Engineer, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University, to support the development of weather-related forecast and decision support systems within NOAA'S Weather Informatics and Decision Support Division (WIDS)
  • Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) at UCSB, to support open science projects through community building, communications, and data science training for the Arctic Data Center






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