ESIP Update: Join us for the Meeting Highlights Webinar!

And help support grad students in Earth science data — share the Raskin Scholarship.

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 next week.

New Merge Blog: Python for GIS

In his guest blog, Community Fellow Jake Gearon from Indiana University Bloomington shares his opinion on Python tools that smooth programming flows and mapping outputs. Read the full story on the Merge blog:

Data Privacy Policy

Our Data Privacy Policy was approved at the last ESIP Board meeting. The policy is available on our website. The official policy is available with other ESIP Governance docs on the ESIP github

Raskin Scholarship – Applications Due March 25

Founded in honor of Rob Raskin, this scholarship helps support graduate students in the Earth or computer sciences with an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. The awardee presents at the July ESIP Meeting (remember last year's inspiring presentation with Colette Brown?)

Learn more and share the link: Applications are due by March 25.

Collaboration Area Highlights

Cloud Computing: Ask Me Anything (AMA)

The “Bringing Cloud-Native Science Down to Earth” breakout at the 2023 January ESIP Meeting was one of the most popular sessions. Here is a chance to follow up: The Cloud Computing Cluster is hosting an AMA during their monthly call on Monday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. EST. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

New Wildfires Cluster

Dedicated to open wildfire science and proactive solutions in wildfire management. The new Cluster's first meeting is Wed, March 4 at 4 p.m. EST. Join the conversation and sign up for the group's mailing list.

SWEET Working Sessions

Join the ESIP Semantic Tech Committee to work on enhancing the SWEET Ontology — semantic web for Earth and environmental terminology. The group is specifically looking to review candidate term definitions from multiple vocabularies as well as bug fixes. Everyone is welcome to attend; the next session is Wed, March 15 at 4 p.m. EST. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • ESIP CLOSED for President's Day
  • Tuesday
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EST) 
    • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (EDIJ) Advisory Committee (3 p.m. EST)
    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (3 p.m. EST)
    • Governance Committee (4 p.m. EST)
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday 
    • (2:30 p.m. EST) 
    • Air Quality (4 p.m. EST)

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 and data privacy policy

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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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.

Call for papers – Climate Change, Global Air Quality, and Society (May 31)
This joint special issue of Wiley's Community Science Exchange will bring together experts from around the world addressing the interlinked problems of threats to air quality from accelerating climate change, and the impact of climate action on air quality. Submission window closes May 31.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Physical Scientists and Data Scientists | USGS Water Mission Area | to advance interdisciplinary collaborations in modeling, geospatial analysis, and data management
  • Doctoral Researcher | Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) | to predict spatial and temporal patterns of crop yields across Germany, using process-based models and physics-guided AI
  • Climate Science Coordinator | Ocean Conservancy | to coordinate a new project focused on ocean carbon dioxide removal (OCDR)






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