ESIP Update: New #EarthScienceData events coming up

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ESIP Meeting Announcements

Expand Access to the ESIP Meeting

Share our scholarship for students from underrepresented groups in ESIP. Help us expand access to Earth science data and the professional networks of our community. 

Who loves coffee breaks? Sponsor one!

We have one more coffee break sponsorship available. There are also opportunities to support early career participants and the opening reception. (How about a zero-waste event?) Check out the ESIP Meeting sponsorships.

Reach out to ESIP Executive Director Susan Shingledecker: 

See you in 71 days.

But today at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time is your final chance to submit session proposals:

We are excited to gather with you July 18-21 for the ESIP Meeting in-person in Burlington, Vermont, and online everywhere. More details:

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ESIP Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Physical Samples Cluster (noon EDT)
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Wildfires (4 p.m. EDT) 
  • Thursday 

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description.

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Make a Connection.

Learn more about our volunteer community and the interdisciplinary projects led by our 30+ Collaboration Areas.

ESIP Collaboration Areas

Become a Leader.

The ESIP Nominations Committee is looking for candidates for the upcoming leadership election. Review open positions and reach out to Committee Chair Sarah Ramdeen with questions.

As a nonprofit, ESIP is led and governed by its volunteer leaders. As a home for data and computing professionals in the Earth sciences, we are committed to uplifting community voices.

Nominations Committee

Collaboration Area Highlights

Wildfire Cluster: NASA Presentation

The new Wildfire Cluster welcomes Mike Falkowski, NASA Applied Sciences Wildland Fire Program Manager, to speak at the next monthly meeting to provide an overview of NASA’s program. Join the call via the ESIP Community Calendar on Wednesday, May 10 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. 

Operational Ethics Cluster: Resources Survey

The new Operational Ethics Cluster is looking to source resources from the research community to help the group think about ethics and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice around Environmental data science. 

Leave a suggestion in the Google Form and  look at the resources other people have already suggested.

Biological Data Standards Cluster: Feedback Requested

To help new data managers, the Biological Data Standards Cluster created the Biological Observation Data Standardization: A Primer for Data Managers and wrote about the project on our Merge blog. The project continues to grow — check out the project's evolution in their GitHub repo and provide feedback.

IT&I Rants and Raves

Rants and Raves are designed to get smart people to share insightful, provocative views of what's great and what's not about technology and interoperability in modern Earth science. 

Next up: Join Waldo Jaquith for the weal and woe of buying software for government agencies. 

The webinars are cohosted by the ESIP Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee and the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI). 

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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Building Upon the EarthCube Community:
A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop (May 8)

The “Building Upon the EarthCube Community: A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop” will be in Marina Del Rey (Los Angeles), CA, June 27-28. Abstract submission has been extended to May 8.

Storytelling with Earth System Science Data (May 12)

Unidata’s community Users Workshop, Storytelling with Earth System Science Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Effective, Ethical, and Reproducible Science, is scheduled for June 5-8, 2023 in Boulder, CO, and online. 

Attendees will spend time with coaches to create a take-home tangible story using their own data. A schedule of workshop topics can be found on the 2023 Users Workshop page; registration is open through May 12.

Virtual Seminar Series | DEIJ in Environmental Data Science (May 17)

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) hosts a popular annual seminar series on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). The series is back for 2023 and open for registration with three speakers: Sara Bombaci, Sara Cannon, and Grace Wu.

Our Changing Planet Summit (June 12-14)

The Network for Earth-space Research, Education, and Innovation with Data (NEREID) and Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) are hosting Our Changing Planet Summit. The event will take place in the Washington D.C. area June 12 -14. 

Join FAIR Points (June 26)

Join FAIR Points on June 26 at 9 a.m. EDT for a webinar on Hugging Face and making machine learning models more discoverable. Register online.

Check Out…

“Near Peer” Presentations on Mapping and Geoscience 

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is looking for early-career geoscience professionals to present (individually or as part of a panel) in a webinar series on mapping for high schoolers. Over the next year, participating presenters will share their work and be compensated for their time. To express interest, fill out this Google Form

Survey for ML hydro+cryo hackweek 

The the GeoSMART program is hosting an ML hydro+cryo hackweek event at the UW eScience Institute scheduled for October 2023. To inform the planning process, they are conducting a brief survey to gather insights on participant preferences for the hackweek format.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Associate Director for Science Applications | CIESIN | lead CIESIN's Science Applications Division, part of the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
  • Post-doctoral Associate | Virginia Tech – Department of Biological Sciences | build and test a systematic indicator of species vulnerability to climate change with applicability across multiple species 
  • Lead Trainer and Curriculum Developer | Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) | continue developing and delivering the POSE Training Program






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