ESIP Update: New ESIP Cluster, Winter Meeting Call for Sessions, ESIP Lab RFPs, AppEEARS, Social Media for Hydrologic Data! 

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ESIP UPDATE: October 2, 2017

Good morning all –

ESIP has a new cluster!  The “Data to Decisions for Climate Resilience” cluster will launch Wednesday October 4 at 1:00 ET.  Details can be found at:

ESIP student fellow Johanna Bozuwa recently wrote a blog post titled Environmental Data Justice in the Wake of the Hurricanes. Check it out. 

Lastly, registration for the 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting will open next Monday, October 9th. 

Annie B. and the ESIP staff

P.S. Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It's a much better GUI. Grab it HERE

Save the date! 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting will be January 9-11, 2018 and the Summer Meeting will be at Scripps, UCSD in San Diego, CA from July 17-July 20, 2018. 

Federation News  

  • CALL for Winter 2018 sessions is OPEN
  • Help Lead Earth Science Preprint endeavor: EartharXiv
  • Nominations are OPEN for ESIP leadership elections
  • ESIP Lab call for incubator projects is open for proposals
  • ESIP is looking for Student Fellows—submit your application by October 6!
  • ESIP member recognition opportunities are open for nominations

Around the Federation

  • Release of AρρEEARS 2.0: Area Sampler Transitions from Beta to Operational
  • A social media hub for hydrological data 


  • Tuesday: Ag & Climate, Envirosensing
  • Wednesday: Web Services, Data to Decisions, Usability, Visioneers
  • Thursday: Disaster Lifecycle

Telecon highlights: Check out the new Data to Decisions for Climate Resilience cluster. 

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

Federation News

CALL for Winter 2018 sessions is OPEN.
Here is the Call for Sessions for the 2018 Winter Meeting in Bethesda, MD. This call will END Monday, Oactober 30, 2017.

Earth science preprint endeavor
Breaking news: check out this article about EarthArXiv (and the AGU service too) in Science. You can sign up to volunteer to join the Advisory Council HERE. ESIP's earth science preprint cluster is helping coordinate a community-led pre-print effort in partnership with the Center for Open Science. Tom Narock, the cluster chair, is looking for anyone who wants to step up and help build a small, nimble governance team around this, as the service prepares to open some time this Fall. The cluster is gather ideas for Earth science preprints on the ESIP Ideascale platform. Hop on there and add your ideas or comments on others. Follow EartharXiv on Twitter. And join in the discussions on the #earth-sci-preprint-ch Slack channel.

Nominations Open for ESIP Leadership Positions
Nominations for 2018 ESIP leadership are now OPEN!  If you are interested in serving or nominating someone, please use this Google Form to nominate. The nominations committee will reach out to those that have been nominated to confirm the nomination and explain next steps in the process.  For the positions that are accepting nominations, please see THIS LINK. There are position descriptions here for more information about the individual roles as well.  

If you have questions, please feel free to send us an email at with any questions.  

The ESIP Lab is open for proposals
The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab is happy to announce the release of two proposal solicitations: 1) ESIP Lab Incubator Projects and 2) Prototype Community Mediation Service for Provenance and Annotation. Please take the time to review each and contact the Lab via email ( or on Slack (#esip-lab) with any questions. The full RFP is HERE.

Time to apply to become an ESIP Student Fellow!
The Call for 2017 Student Fellows is now OPEN!  Applications will close October 6, 2017, so please get yours in today, or get this link to others you think should apply.

ESIP Member Recognition opportunities: Nominations are open!
The ESIP Partner of the Year
This award is to honor an ESIP member organization that best exemplifies the spirit of ESIP in one or more areas, through the sharing of a success story.
The Martha Maiden Award
This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth Science information.

Education is looking for Out2Lunch presenters
ESIP Education is seeking presentations for the this fall Out 2 Lunch series. Our byline is “Out 2 Lunch – 10 minute demos of cool Earth Science data tools & resources.” Here is a link to previous webinars.
And here are the open dates: (Wednesdays at noon)
Nov. 1; Nov. 15; Nov. 29; Dec. 13
Let us know <> if you have a resource or tool you'd like to share. Thanks!


Around the Federation

NOTE: Job Opportunities are now listed on the ESIP Slack Job-Opportunities Slack Channel <>.  You can post and find jobs there. If you are not yet on the ESIP Slack team, use the invite (above) to join.

Release of AρρEEARS 2.0: Area Sampler Transitions from Beta to Operational
The Area Sample feature in the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS) is now operational with the release of Version 2.0. The Area Sampler enables users to subset one or more geographic areas (polygons) temporally, and by layer, as well as mosaic, reformat and reproject the data in one simple step. In addition to returning area-specific raw data values, AppEEARS also returns data with definitions. Interactive graphs and plots are available within the interface to explore trends in the data before download. The Area Sample functionality complements the existing operational ability to request Point Samples using geographic coordinates. Access AppEEARS here.

Read more here.

A social media hub for hydrological data
Utah State University hydrologists are revolutionizing the way scientific data is stored and shared among scientists around the globe. Hydrologists at USU will lead a $4 million NSF-funded project to improve an online system that helps scientists share water research data. The system, known as HydroShare, functions like a social media hub where researchers can share their latest scientific data and models. USU's Dr. David Tarboton will lead the effort involving collaborators at nine other universities and institutions across the U.S. In the coming days, HydroShare will be used to archive flooding and precipitation data related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Read more here.

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