ESIP Update: New blog, open RFP & some inspiration

Welcome to the ESIP Update! This week Annie reflects on the nature of interdisciplinary work and the magic of Earth science data. 

Note from our ESIP Lab Director

Hello ESIP! 

Part of the joy of funding geoscience projects with an informatics slant is that a common language exists between the teams of investigators.

Beyond the broad language of geoscience a much more targeted technical language exists that creates bridges between projects with wildly different science objectives. That common language opens doors to learning and collaboration that often create long-lasting cohorts of PIs who have been funded through the ESIP Lab. Our latest ESIP blog shares one such story with Nicoleta Cristea and Ziheng (Jensen) Sun. 

And now I'm collaborating with them on the current ESIP Lab Request for Proposals. The RFP seeks well-documented, interactive, and shareable full-stack ML workflows in the areas of hydrology, seismology, or the cryosphere. Vetted tutorials will ultimately be included as part of the GeoScience MAchine Learning Resources and Training (GeoSMART) curriculum, an NSF-funded initiative to address gaps in ML training for geoscientists. 

Please reach out if you have any questions about the RFP or want to know more about the GeoSMART project.

I hope to see you all in Pittsburgh for the July 2022 ESIP Meeting!

Annie Burgess

Data for All People

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Physical Samples (4 p.m. EDT) 
  • Tuesday
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EDT) 

    • Governance Committee (4 p.m. EDT)

  • Wednesday

    • Public-Private Partnerships (10 a.m. EDT) 

    • Community Resilience (noon EDT)

    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)

  • Thursday 

    • Education Committee (2 p.m. EDT) 

    • Discovery (3 p.m. EDT)

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. Please review and follow our community guidelines

ESIP News and Events

Join the ESIP Equity, Diversity, Justice, and Inclusion (EDIJ) Advisory Committee

The EDIJ Committee is looking for more participants and needs a Partner Type III committee member. The Advisory Committee is initially charged to

  • Look broadly across ESIP to determine what policies, practices, and priorities are needed to meet ESIP’s goals related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Propose a permanent Administrative Committee to develop and promote those policies, practices, and priorities. 

Goals of the EDIJ Committee align with ESIP’s strategic themes, notably our first theme:  Promoting a Healthy and Inclusive Culture. Reach out to via email or ping one of the staff members on Slack if you're interested. 

ESDSWG 2022 Happening This Week

Our ESIP staff will be busy supporting the NASA Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) annual meeting, happening Tuesday April 19 through Thursday April 21. Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To read…

Tune in…

NSF River Morphology Information System (RIMORPHIS)

RIMORPHIS is a multi-institutional collaborative project funded by the NSF EAR-Geoinformatics program to develop an open access web platform for enabling river morphology research. Sign up for the group's annual workshop by April 30 to get updates on the platform and provide feedback. 

Women Advancing River Research Seminar Series

Hosted by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Penn State, the seminar features two speakers each session. See the full list of presentations and catch up on past recordings. 

Check Out…

Common Future Policy Incubator (Due April 29)

Funding for one-year action plan as a Common Future Policy Entrepreneur with funding between $30,000-$75,000 with flexible incubation support. Learn more and apply on the Common Future website. 

Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS)

Interested in river corridors, watersheds, biogeochemistry, and/or open science? If so, consider joining a new crowdsourced sampling campaign across the U.S.

The samples focus on river water and sediment. Learn more about the WHONDRS program through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and fill out the form to contribute to sampling April-October 2022. WHONDRS cover the costs of materials, shipping, and data generation, and you provide the samples.

Water Power Technologies Office Seeks Feedback (Due June 6)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) seeks comments from the non-federal hydropower community on data and research needs to help the office explore how to leverage state-of-the-art climate change science to inform long-term hydropower operation and resource planning. Responses are due Monday, June 06, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

Job Opportunities

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

  • UX and DevOps, U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area, usability research and development-operations for enterprise data delivery systems
  • Computational Scientist, Virginia Tech, to support the University's Advanced Research Computing
  • Software Engineer – THREDDS, UCAR Unidata,  to help provide data, software tools, and support to enhance Earth-system education and research
  • Project Manager, ISeeChange, to work directly with outside partners to understand needs and inform our platform design decisions






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