ESIP Update: New guest blog – birds and air quality

Ecologist Olivia Sanderfoot shares what interdisciplinary Earth science data could accomplish for our feathered friends. 


Guest Blog: Air Quality Affects Birds

Olivia Sanderfoot is a birder who studies the impacts of air pollution on our feathered friends and was a 2022 Ignite@AGU speaker, co-hosted by NASA’s Earth Science Division and ESIP at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

In her guest blog, Sanderfoot builds off her Ignite@AGU talk and encourages collaboration across Earth science disciplines to save birds. The article includes beautiful, detailed photos of birds by Graham Montgomery and Sevilla Rhoads. 

“I believe that interdisciplinary collaboration within the Earth sciences is the key to advancing knowledge of air pollution impacts on birds.”

– Olivia Sanderfoot in her new Merge guest blog:

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Collaboration Area Telecons

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
    • Cancelled – Open Science (noon EDT) 
    • Information Quality (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Physical Samples (3 p.m. EDT) 
    • ESIP Meeting Session Proposal Office Hour (11 a.m. EDT)
  • Thursday 
    • (2:30 p.m. EDT) 
    • Air Quality (4 p.m. EDT)

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Cloud Computing Cluster: GeoZarr and Sharding

The ESIP Cloud Computing Cluster is hosting part two of a three-part series “Zarr: The Next Generation.

  • Brianna Pagán from NASA to speak current state of the GeoZarr spec and working group
  • Norman Rzepka from Scalable Minds to speak about the Zarr sharding specification: ZEP0002 | ZEP 2

ESIP Meeting Announcements

85 days until the ESIP Meeting!

We are excited to gather with you July 18-21 for the 2023 July ESIP Meeting in-person in Burlington and online everywhere.

More info:

Send in your proposals by Monday, May 8

The session proposal portal is open through 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, May 8.

Got an idea but need collaborators or a sounding board? Join Community Director Megan Carter on April 26 (11 a.m. EDT) for an Open Office Hour.

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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. The workshop will cover topics ranging from grand data challenges, tools for exploratory data analysis and visualizing multi-disciplinary data to tell a compelling story, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, data ethics, and open science.

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, 2023.

RDA-US: 10th Anniversary Community Meeting (May 23)

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Learn about new and existing projects in the RDA-US community and discuss recent policy changes, current proposed RDA-US, and explore further collaborations. Gather for an in-person celebration in Washington D.C. 

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.


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Polar Geospatial Center Call for Advisory Nominations (May 1)

The Polar Geospatial Center seeks nominations for their Science and Operations Advisory Committee (SOAC). PGC is recruiting members to represent 3 communities: 1) NSF Facilities, 2) Polar Operations/Logistics, and 3) NSF-funded polar science. Candidates can be any community members supported or impacted by PGC activities. The nominations deadline is May 1.

Latin America ASIC and Air Quality Webinars

Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) is gauging interest in a Latin America conference. If you are interested in supporting the conference as a presenter, offering connections and direction as a program committee member, or providing financial support as an exhibitor, please fill out the form.

ASIC is hosting webinars in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and looking for multilingual experts that can support this endeavor. Share your interest in the ASIC form.

Gateways 2023 (June 5)

Gateways 2023 is an opportunity for science gateways to showcase their ability to teach, empower and engage research, and provide technologies to various communities. The gathering meets in Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 30-Nov 1.

Presentations, demos, panels, and tutorials are due June 5 and  BYOP – Bring Your Own Portal and poster submissions are due August 7. 

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