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ESIP UPDATE: 05.06.2019

Good Morning ESIP,

We would like to give a warm welcome to the newest ESIP Partner Organizations! Applications and more information can be found below:

We are also thrilled to let you know that ESIP received 70+ session proposals for the upcoming ESIP Summer Meeting! Today we are sharing the draft agenda with you. Please comment on breakout sessions (by commenting directly on the agenda) by May 17th.

The Spring ESIP Lab Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released. Through the RFP, the ESIP Lab will provide seed funding for 6-8 month projects that lie in the realm of good ideas ready to be tried out. Read the full RFP to find out more.

There are many opportunities to tune into an ESIP Collaboration Area telecon this week. Those to especially watch out for are the IT&I Tech Dive on the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog Specification (5/9 at 3 pm ET) and the Cloud Computing Cluster Lightning Talks (5/6 at 1 pm ET). In addition, E2SIP, the Australian regional ESIP workshop is happening on Wednesday evening U.S. Remote details are available on the website.  

Finally, if you're looking for some great reading this week, check out Making Data Matter with Ken Casey, the latest installment in the Making Data Matter Interview Series or our 2018 Annual Report! 

Have a great week everyone,

Megan Carter Orlando
ESIP Community Director

Register for the ESIP Summer Meeting

The GeoSemantics Symposium, hosted by ESIP's Semantic Technologies Committee, will take place on Monday, July 15th, the day before the ESIP Summer Meeting kicks off. This year's theme is Building Harmony between Data Semantics and Machine Learning. Register now to join us for the full week of action!

Join the ESIP Drones Cluster and others for the Drone Data API Design Hackathon, to be held in conjunction with the ESIP Summer Meeting on Tuesday July 16th. Learn more about how to participate and how to apply for limited travel funding here.

The ESIP Education Committee is looking for STEM teachers from middle school, high school, and community colleges to join the Teacher Workshop to be held on Wednesday, July 17th at the ESIP Summer Meeting. Participants will learn how to put data into action in the classroom through the use of Jupyter Notebooks and other Earth science tools. Learn more and reserve your spot here.

Join the next webinar in ESIP's ‘Data to Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information‘ Webinar Series

The 4th National Climate Assessment: Translating Data to Inform Decisions
When: Friday May 17th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
More Info:
View past webinars: ESIP YouTube Channel

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:

  • Tuesday: CLEAN Network; Ag & Climate; EnviroSensing
  • Wednesday: Visioneers
  • Thursday: Marine Data; IT&I Tech Dive
  • Friday: Sustainable Data Management

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

More ESIP News 

ESIP Cloud Computing Cluster Lightning Talks
Join the next Cloud Computing Cluster telecon on Monday 5/6 at 1:00 pm ET to see lightning talks from community members listed below. You'll also have a chance to meet new cluster leaders and give your input on upcoming activities.

  • Nga Quach (NASA JPL): PO.DAAC ingest and archive
  • Mike Gangl (NASA JPL): PO.DAAC tools and services
  • Jeremy Fischer (Jetstream Cloud, Indiana Univ.): Jetstream
  • Julien Chastang (Unidata, UCAR): What Unidata is doing on the Jetstream cloud
  • Ana Pinheiro Privette (Amazon): Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative
  • Andrew Pawloski (Element 84): SATcat
  • Joe Hamman (USGS): The Pangeo JupyterHub Environment
  • Peter MacHarrie (NOAA): NOAA's Environ. Satellite Processing & Distribution System
  • Zhenlong Li (Univ. of SC): Social sensing & big data computing for disasters

You can also join by phone: +1 (571) 317-3112, Access Code: 445-841-573

ESIP in Australia: E2SIP & C3DIS
This week Erin Robinson, ESIP Executive Director, is visiting IMOS, ESIP's first Australian partner and then, along with several from the ESIP U.S. community, is participating in the C3DIS meeting where she and James Gallagher, OPeNDAP, are both keynotes. In addition, there is a colocated E2SIP meeting. E2SIP started a year ago and is the regional ESIP workshop for Australians. Since the first E2SIP meeting, several Australian organizations have joined IMOS in becoming ESIP members. We are hoping to identify US and Australian connections for collaboration areas. We look forward to continuing to grow this partnership
Making Data Matter with Ken Casey

To celebrate ESIP's 20+ year existence, Arika Virapongse interviewed ESIP community members on their perspectives on progress toward making Earth science data matter over the last 20+ years. The interview with Ken Casey is the fourth in the interview series. Read the interview here. If you would like to share your perspective, let us know at

Data Citation Guidelines Version 2 Posted for Comment
ESIP's Citation Guidelines Cluster, a collaboration between members of the Data Stewardship Committee and the Software & Services Citation Cluster, has developed the Data Citation Guidelines Version 2. These guidelines are updated from Version 1 to include a refinement of core concepts and a mapping of concepts to more metadata dialects. This version also provides new guidance on dynamic data citation and contains a new section on resolving citations. Read and comment on the Data Citation Guidelines Version 2 here by 5/22.

Next ‘Data to Action' Webinar: The 4th National Climate Assessment
In the third webinar in the ESIP 2019 Webinar Series ‘Data to Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information,’ a panel of speakers will share how the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) was developed, including what standards of transparency and traceability were used for data included in it, and how the NCA4 is being used now to engage with communities and inform decision-making.

When: Friday May 17th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Join:, or dial in by phone: +1 (646) 749-3117 (Access Code: 292-855-413)

More Info:

News from Around the Community

Comment on draft white paper: TRUST Principles for Data Repositories
The authors of the TRUST (Transparency, Responsibility, User Community, Sustainability, and Technology) Principles White Paper for data repositories request your feedback. The TRUST Principles focus on improving capabilities for managing, curating, preserving, and disseminating data. The Principles were created by an interdisciplinary team and were just released at RDA P13 during the session of the Interest Group on RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories. View and comment on their latest draft at by 5/13.

Gateways 2019 Call for Participation Extended
The 4th Gateways Annual Conference, which will be hosted Sept 23-25, 2019 in San Diego, CA, is an opportunity for gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways. Gateways are user-friendly interfaces to scientific computing, data, and other domain-specific resources to support research and education. This year's conference is co-located with the eScience conference. It will feature hands-on tutorials, demos, keynotes, presentations, panels, posters, and more. Submissions of papers, demos, tutorials, and panels are now being accepted.m Abstracts are due by 5/6 and full submissions are due by 5/15. Learn more here.

NASA Frontier Development Lab 2019 Challenge Areas
The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL), hosted by the SETI Institute, is an interdisciplinary research accelerator that combines talented researchers in AI with domain specialist researchers at the PhD and Postdoc level. FDL is looking for talented researchers with interest and capacity in several challenge areas for a 2019 research sprint. Places are open for both Researchers and Mentors, who receive a stipend and accommodation at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley for eight weeks, 6/24/2019-8/16/2019. See the challenge areas and apply here.

Register for the FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI)
FSCI is a week-long program of coursework, group activities, and hands-on training around the latest trends in scholarly communication to be held Aug. 5th-9th, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. Courses feature the latest technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, current standards and expectations, and explores ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship. Who should attend? Researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and post docs from across the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Learn more, register, and apply for travel assistance here.

Submit to ApacheCon NA 2019 – Geospatial Track
ApacheConNA will be September 9-13, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Submit presentations by 5/13 here to the Geospatial Track, which will consider a range of geospatial implementations ranging from location as an attribute, to projects which perform spatial analytics including handling of coordinate reference systems (CRSs), geometries and arrays. Emphasis is invited on the use of open standards including the recently updated CRS Well Known Text, version 2 from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The geospatial track will foster discussions leading to reduced development effort through reuse and increased quality of geospatial information handling. Discussions about this track are invited on

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