ESIP Update: Meet our 2024 Community Fellows

We have 10 graduate students and postdocs joining us this year.

In the ESIP Update this week:

ESIP News and Events

Meet the 2024 Community Fellows

ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students and postdocs interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth science. They each support a Collaboration Area and you will see them helping at the ESIP Meetings.

Say hi, read more about them, connect on LinkedIn, and welcome them to the ESIP Community!

  • Abel J. Aragon | George Mason University  Earth Systems Science | Data Stewardship Committee
  • Anthony Pignatelli | University of South Carolina Biological Sciences | Envirosensing Cluster
  • Chenyue Jiao | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences | Council of Data Facilities
  • Colette Brown | University of California, Berkeley Energy & Resources Group | Wildfires Cluster
  • Debasish Mishra | Texas A&M University Biological & Agricultural Engineering | Soil Ontologies & Informatics Cluster
  • Jiyin Zhang | University of Idaho Computer Science | Semantic Technologies Committee
  • Lauren Holian | University of South Carolina Biological Sciences | Open Science Cluster
  • Sharif Islam | MIT Media Lab Space Enabled Research Group | Information Technology & Interoperability Committee
  • Natalie Raia | University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science | Physical Sample Curation Cluster
  • Nelofar Qulizada | University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Geosciences | Disaster Lifecycle Cluster

ESIP Meeting Announcements

T-Shirt Fundraiser

Show your support for the Earth Science Data community! This year's design is inspired by the western North Carolina landscapes where we will gather in July. 

Check it out and order by Jan 31:

Registration Open

Registration is open for the all-virtual 2024 January ESIP Meeting. You can register up until the start of the meeting, which runs Tuesday, Jan 23 through Friday, Jan 26. 


Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:
  • Tuesday
    • Physical Samples (noon ET)
    • Semantic Tech (3 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. ET)
    • Wildfires (4 p.m. ET)
  • Thursday 
    • ESIP Meeting Office Hour for Session Organizers (noon ET)
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. ET) 
    • IT&I (3 p.m. ET)
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 Areas

Semantic Tech: Critical Mineral Resources

Join the Semantic Technologies Committee and guest speaker Craig Knoblock for a presentation on, “Exploiting Semantics for Integrating Data on Critical Minerals.” Hop on the call on Tuesday, Jan 9 at 3 p.m. ET via the ESIP Community Calendar.

IT&I: New Fellow's Insights

Join the Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee for a presentation from the committee's new Community Fellow, Sharif Islam from the MIT Media Lab.

The call is Thursday, Jan 11 at 3 p.m. ET. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

Council of Data Facilities: Open Data

Join the Council of Data Facilities (CDF) and guest speaker Bob Downs for a presentation on “Managing Rights and Ethical Responsibilities for Sharing Open Data in the Earth Sciences.”

The call is Wednesday, Jan 17 at 3 p.m. ET. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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M. Lee Allison Geoinformatics Award (Feb 28)

This award is granted annually by the Geological Society of America Geoinformatics Division for outstanding contributions to geosciences through the application of the principles of Geoinformatics. Nominations are due by Feb 28.

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.

  • Earth Science Project Scientist | Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) | to establish the NASA Science Explorer (SciX) as a leading information resource for the earth science community
  • Summer Internships | SGX3's Workforce Development | to work with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)






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