ESIP Update: Meet data where they live

Join us for this month's Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Tech Dive Webinar on Thurs, March 9.

ESIP News and Events

ESIP Meeting Recordings are Live

Check out the ESIP YouTube channel as a playlist, we are excited to share the breakout sessions, digital twins plenary, and closing plenary on Sched. The opening plenary is available for a limited time to registered meeting participants — email to get access and listen to short recordings of extra responses to some of the Slido questions. 

For full recap, check out the ESIP Meeting Highlights Webinar slides and recording.

Volunteer at the EGU Data Help Desk

Volunteer as a data or software expert for the Open Science & Data Help Desk during the 2023 EGU General Assembly (24-28 April 2023).

Join in-person at the booth, teach a demo or tutorial, answer Earth science data and software questions virtually over Twitter and Slack, or share a tool through a recorded demo or one-pager. Fill out our volunteer form by April 5. 

Talk shop at the IT&I Tech Dive Webinar

Thursday, March 9 at 3 p.m. EST

Join the Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee for their monthly call, co-hosted by the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI).

Meeting Data Where it Lives the power of virtual access patterns
Mike Johnson (Lynker, NOAA-affiliate) will rant and rave about the VRT and VSI (curl and S3) virtual data access patterns and how he's used them to work with LCMAP and 3DEP data in integrated climate and data analysis workflows.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Tuesday
    • Agriculture and Climate (2 p.m. EST) 
    • 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)
    • Wildfires (4 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 and data privacy policy

Collaboration Area Highlights

New Wildfires Cluster

Dedicated to open wildfire science and proactive solutions in wildfire management. The new Cluster's first meeting is this Wed, March 8 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.

Eclipse Kits and the Summer Teacher Workshop

The ESIP Education Committee will hold a workshop in Burlington, Vermont this summer with a focus on the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, plus additional Earth science topics.

Every participating G6-14 educator will receive an “eclipse kit” with enough safety glasses for students in a typical size classroom to safely experience the eclipse.

Share the early sign up list with interested teachers!

Support #EarthScienceData Grad Students

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.

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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Virtual Meet & Greet with Yolanda Gil: Geoinformatics Communities, Challenges, & Opportunities (March 15)

Yolanda Gil, recipient of the 2022 M. Lee Allison Award for Outstanding Contributions to Geoinformatics and Data Science, will join the GSA Geoinformatics & Data Science Division for a discussion of adventures,opportunities, and different geosciences communities and geoinformatics challenges. Register for the event, happening Wednesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. EDT. 

CUAHSI's “I Hack Water” (April 14-16)

ESIP partner CUAHSI is hosting an in-person hackathon “I Hack Water” in the greater Boston area centering around local water issues in April 2023. Meals are provided and there is $5,000 in prizes. Early bird rates end on March 18; registration closes March 28. 

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OpenAQ Community Ambassador Program (March 22)

The OpenAQ Community Ambassador Program supports emerging air quality leaders in low- and middle-income countries in developing skills to fight air inequality. Over 10 months, Ambassadors receive a $2,000 stipend and interdisciplinary training (with a focus on using data), leadership development, and a supportive professional community to hone skills and expertise in the air quality field. Apply by March 22.

AGU Open Science Recognition Prize (April 12)

The Open Science Recognition Prize is awarded by the American Geophysical Union to a person or team for outstanding work in advancing Open Science related to Earth and space science and its impact globally. Winners will be selected from those that advance Open Science through creation or use of open data, software, and other open results. Nominations are due April 12.

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.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Chief Data Scientist | Taylor Geospatial Institute at Saint Louis University | to lead a team and provide data curation and analytics services.
  • Graduate Student Internships | SGX3 Science Gateways Workforce Development Program | to join the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) science gateways team for the summer.
  • Data Management Specialist | School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR) | to support the technical operation of the data services run by the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) 






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