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ESIP UPDATE: 04.01.2019

Good Morning ESIP,

This week we will pass the 100 day mark leading up to the ESIP Summer Meeting in Tacoma. There's no time like the present to register or submit session proposals. Over the coming days, we will share more about the exciting plenary lineup we have been putting together. As a teaser, check out this lineup for the plenary on Wednesday 7/17:

  • Increasing the Impact of the Smithsonian's Geological Collections
    Adam Mansur, Smithsonian Institution
  • Ease Leads to Exposure. Exposure Leads to Adoption.
    Dawn Wright, Esri
  • Have you heard this data? New approaches to science communication with data sonification and music
    Judy Twedt, University of Washington
  • Climate Change and Ocean Impacts: Washington’s use-case for earth science data
    Jennifer Hennessey, Washington State Government

If you're looking for some inspiration this week, check out the ESIP Interview Making Data Matter with Tina Lee or listen in to It's Not Data Science, It's Just Science, an #AGU100 StoryCorps podcast with Esri's Dawn Wright and RPI's Mark Parsons.

    Have a great week everyone,

    Megan Carter Orlando
    ESIP Community Director
    Earth Science Information Partners

    Register and submit session proposals NOW for the ESIP Summer Meeting

    This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:

    • Tuesday: CLEAN Network, Envirosensing, Community Ontology Repository (COR)
    • Wednesday: Out2Lunch, IM Code Registry
    • Thursday: Data Stewardship, Disasters

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

    ESIP News 

    Next ‘Data in Action' Webinar: ESIP Collaboration Area Highlights (4/19 at 1 pm ET)
    ESIP is home to 30+ vibrant and diverse community-driven collaboration areas (clusters, committees, & working groups) centered on addressing Earth science data challenges and opportunities. In the second webinar in our series, “Data in Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information,” several ESIP collaboration areas will share lightning presentations about their recent activities and efforts to increase the use and value of Earth Science data. This webinar aims to broaden awareness of ESIP collaboration area activities, increase communication and collaboration between existing collaboration areas, and invite new participants to join. Please join us if you can! For more details, including connection info, see here.

    Making Data Matter with Tina Lee
    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 Tina Lee is the third in a series of interviews that will be released over the next year. Read the interview here. If you would like to share your perspective, let us know at

    Spring 2019 Out2Lunch Webinar Series
    The Spring 2019 Out2Lunch Webinar Series continues this week on Wednesday at 1 pm ET. To learn more and view previous webinars, see here.

    • 4/3: GEODE plate tectonics visualization tools | Amy Pallant, The Concord Consortium
      Make your own tectonic plates on a sphere, choose the boundary types, and explore what happens as a dynamic plate tectonic model runs then investigate a data visualization tool to observe earthquake and volcanic eruption patterns along plate boundaries.


    Around the Community

    Earth and Environment Science Information Partners (E2SIP) – 3rd Workshop
    The next in a series of workshops supporting information interoperability in the Earth and environment science community will be held at CSIRO Black Mountain (Canberra, Australia) on Thursday May 9th in association with the C3DIS 2019 conference. The Australian E2SIP collaborates with the US-based ESIP Federation to share technologies, practices, and conventions, and build the community of practitioners primarily from the research and government sectors. The workshop is structured around a series of breakouts on topics including drones, data management, and big data, and plenary sessions to set the scene and plan next steps. The detailed program can be previewed here. If you are interested in attending, please complete the form at this Eventbrite ticket link.

    2019 EarthCube Annual Meeting — Call for Abstracts — Extended to 4/19
    The EarthCube community extends a special invitation to the geoscience community to participate in the 2019 EarthCube Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, June 12-14, 2019. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to 4/19. EarthCube welcomes presentations about research enabled by the use of advanced cyberinfrastructure and about new computational capabilities that enable and support geoscience. Submit Abstracts Here.

    Gateways 2019 Call for Participation
    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. To learn more and submit, see here.

    #AGU100 StoryCorps: It's not data science, it's just science
    Esri's Dawn Wright and RPI's Mark Parsons were recently featured in a #AGU100 StoryCorps podcast, where they each shared their journeys into data mapping, and how the field has grown, including at AGU. Listen in 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 now 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

    NASA Early Career Faculty Solicitation
    NASA has released a solicitation, titled Early Career Faculty, as an appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2019.” NASA is seeking proposals that plan to pursue innovative, early-stage space technology research. The proposals must address one of the following four topics:

    • Advancing Human-Robot Teams for Space Exploration
    • Terrain Mapping and Processing Algorithms
    • Intelligent Calibration of Constellations of Sensors
    • Advanced Thermal control Materials for Exploration Spacecraft

    View the solicitation here. Notices of Intent are due by 4/3.

    CIMSS Announces GOES-16/17 Virtual Science Fair
    As part of the GOES-R Education Proving Ground, the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) is holding a Virtual Science Fair to encourage students (grades 6-14) to work with GOES-16 or GOES-17 data to investigate weather and natural hazards. Prizes include official GOES-T launch invites and coaches of the winning teams will have their travel paid to AMS Centennial meeting. Learn more and apply here by 5/3.

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