ESIP Update: New ESIP Partner blog

Our ESIP Partner Knology wrote a blog on the intersection of social science and Earth systems.

ESIP News and Events

New Blog: Why Earth Science Data Needs Social Science

In their guest blog, ESIP Partner Knology explains how their biosphere work spans social science disciplines and Earth science systems. Their work includes climate resilience, environmental education, equity, and ethics.

Know of ESIP Partner projects we should highlight? Tell us! Email our ESIP Communications Director: 

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

ESIP Meeting Announcements

Less than three months to go…

Did you know we livestream all the #ESIP2023 plenaries and provide at least audio access to all breakout sessions? While there are some in-person-only events, making the ESIP Meeting accessible to more people matters. Learn more about our approach to hybrid events.

We are excited to gather with you (virtually or in Burlington!) from July 18-21 for the ESIP Meeting. Early registration closes Tuesday, June 20. More details on rates, venue, and more:

The conference will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. The ESIP Meeting room block is open through Friday, June 23. 

Register for #ESIP2023
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ESIP Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Cloud Computing (1 p.m. EDT)
    • Meetings Committee (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Partnership Committee (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday 
    • (2:30 p.m. EDT) 
    • Air Quality (4 p.m. EDT)

***ESIP will be closed the following Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

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

Make a Connection.

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

ESIP Collaboration Areas

Collaboration Area Highlights

Open Science Cluster: Connect Data Through FAIR and CARE

The Open Science Cluster is starting a series of webinars looking at open science through different lenses and projects. Andrea Thomer from the University of Arizona will present “Past Global Change Research: Connecting Data Systems and Practitioners through FAIR and CARE practices.” Join via the ESIP Community Calendar on Tuesday, May 23 at noon EDT.

Soil Ontology and Informatics Cluster: Guest Speaker on GLOSIS 

The ESIP Soil Ontology and Informatics Cluster is hosting a presentation and discussion on GLOSIS with Luis de Sousa. Join the presentation on Tuesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Physical Samples Cluster: Shaping the Future of SESAR

SESAR is an allocating agent of IGSNs and offers sample management services to support sharing, open access to, and discovery of physical samples. This webinar will cover recent changes to the IGSN, its impacts on SESAR, and our plans for migration to the iSamples architecture. Join the call via the ESIP Community Calendar on Tuesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. 

Operational Ethics Cluster: Resources Survey

How can we make environmental data processes equitable and just? Share articles and resources with the Operational Ethics Cluster and join the discussion on their monthly calls.

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.

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To read…

Tune In…

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. 

Building Upon the EarthCube Community:
A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop (June 27)

The “Building Upon the EarthCube Community: A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop” registration is now open. Workshop on June 27-28 in Marina del Rey, California. The event is free but limited to 70 participants.

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 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.

NOAA Science Advisory Board (June 15)

NOAA is soliciting nominations for new members for the Science Advisory Board (SAB). At this time, individuals are sought with expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning in the fields of weather and climate, environmental remote sensing, engineering for coastal resilience, social and behavioral sciences, and tropical cyclones. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are also welcome to apply.

Application packages are due by June 15, 2023. For more information about this solicitation, you can visit the SAB website or read the full Federal Register Notice.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Senior Python Engineer | Synoptic | to lead the development of backend systems
  • Data Manager | Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University | to provide marine science support in the development of data management capabilities and visualization
  • Database Developer | Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University | to provide computer science support and data management 






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