ESIP Update: Last call for stories to Best Story competition! Fall Preview & News from AGU, PREP and on the Total Solar Eclipse Last call for best ESIP stories competition! Fall Preview & News from AGU, PREP and on the Total Solar Eclipse; Monday Update returns Tues, 9/5

Preview:  Last call for stories to win the drone, 8/15! Fall Preview & News from AGU, PREP and on the Total Solar Eclipse 

Good Morning,  

As I mentioned last week, ESIP is quiet this time of year. Many calls are taking a hiatus, so please check the calendar for up-to-the day details. We will remove calls that are not happening to avoid confusion. The Monday Update is taking a brief break starting next week and will resume weekly updates the Tuesday after Labor Day.

In the meantime, a quick Fall preview is under Federation News so that you know what's coming in September and beyond. 

Want to share something over the ESIP Update break? Send to ESIP-ALL and/or share on our ESIP-All Slack team in #general. Have something to include in the September 5 Update? Send to by Wednesday, August 30. 

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer, 

Erin Robinson 
Executive Director 

Federation News

  • Tell your ESIP story and win a drone! Due 8/15
  • Fall Preview

Around the Federation

  • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
  • AGU Open API Challenge 
  • PREP Data Prioritization Survey

Note: Some calls may be canceled in August as part of a brief ESIP Summer Break

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

Federation News

Best Story Contest – Tell your ESIP Story for a chance to win a drone!
Why do you participate in ESP?  What is an interesting project that you’ve done with your ESIP colleagues?  Is there a learning experience from your ESIP involvement that you’d like to share? 

As you have seen in the last few Monday Updates, ESIP is collecting member stories about how being a member of ESIP has helped your research and life. I shared a few of my stories in, ‘Long Range Transport of Erin‘ at Research As Art.

It is not too late to share your story! Read below to learn how you can tell a story and WIN A DRONE!**  We have extended the story collection to August 15. You are invited to document an ESIP story or experience through the #myesipstory Slack channel or email and we will post.  FULL CONTEST RULES are here on the ESIP Website

Fall Preview
While August is slow, the pace will pick up right after Labor Day. Please consider: 

  • Submitting a story to our Best ESIP Story Competition. Details are below and stories need to be submitted by 8/15.  
  • Serving in an ESIP leadership position (Contact Tracey Pilone, Nominations Chair for questions or to be nominated) 
  • Graduate students that would make excellent Student Fellows 
  • Nominating a colleague for one or our peer-recognition awards (or ask a colleague to nominate you!) – Due 10/31
  • Presenting at Ignite@AGU at AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA (I did it last year and it was awesome!)

2018 Winter Meeting: We will begin to pull together the Winter Meeting, January 9-11, 2018 in Bethesda, MD. The call for sessions will go out the first week of September. The theme for 2018 is: “Promoting techniques to articulate and measure the socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data, information and applications.”

Around the Federation

2017 Total Solar Eclipse – August 21
Eclipse MegaMovie! Join this first-of-its-kind citizen science project, gathering scientifically valuable data from the total solar eclipse that will traverse North America on August 21, 2017. You must sign-up ahead of the eclipse to participate. All details:

Not in totality? NASA TV will be bringing live coverage from several sites and even from two aircraft! Multicast on several platforms:

AGU Open API Challenge: Scientific Program
We have all complained at one point or another about the massiveness of AGU Fall Meeting program. AGU is responding by opening up the API to the scientific program.

We invite you to develop a web-based tool that adds value to an API containing data from the Fall Meeting Scientific Program. The goal of the tool is to advance the scientific enterprise. Areas of potential value include, but are not limited to: serendipitous discovery of relevant research, discovery of new collaboration opportunities, and identification of emerging areas of science. 

Deadline to Request API Access: 11 September 2017, 11:59 P.M. EDT
Submission Deadline: 2 October 2017, 11:59 P.M. EDT
All details:

PREP Data Prioritization Survey
The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) is a public-private collaboration that seeks to empower a data-driven approach to building climate resilience. It is jointly coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). The purpose of this survey is to gather input on the most important data sets (both climate and non-climate data) to include in the PREP platform. The PREP Engagement Workgroup, co-led by Future Earth and WRI, has created this survey with questions about your role in climate adaptation and resilience planning and your data needs. Thanks for participating!

The survey can be found here: 
Please email Laura at if you have questions.

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