ESIP Update: New guest blog – global w”o”rming

ESIP Community Fellow applications are due Oct. 6.

In the ESIP Update this week:

ESIP News and Events

New Blog: Two Waves of Global W”o”rming

Kyungsoo Yoo is a pedologist from the University of Minnesota who studies earthworm impacts on soils and was a 2022 Ignite@AGU speaker. In his guest blog, Yoo builds off his Ignite@AGU talk and digs a little deeper into the invasions spreading beneath our feet.

(This newsletter's photo features one of Yoo's graduate students sampling soils and earthworms in Padjelanta National Park in Sweden.)

The Ignite@AGU 2022 talks were held at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Join us this year at the Great American Music Hall in San Fransisco!

Ignite@AGU: Speaker Application is Open

This year, our Ignite@AGU presenters will take the stage at the Great American Music Hall in San Fransisco. Will you be one of them?

Applications are due by Friday, October 27. Save the date for the event: Wednesday, December 13 starting 6 p.m. during the AGU Fall Meeting


ESIP Peer Recognition and Awards

An important aspect of the ESIP community is recognizing the outstanding accomplishments, achievements and service of our partner organizations and individual participants. Learn more about all the ESIP awards:

This award honors an ESIP partner organization that best exemplifies the spirit of ESIP in one or more areas. We also consider the ESIP annual theme and our Partners' role in the broader Earth science data community. Learn more and apply or nominate an ESIP Partner.

This award, named for Martha E. Maiden, Program Executive for Earth Science Data Systems at NASA, honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth science information. Learn more and nominate someone.

ESIP Awards

Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:
  • Monday
    • CLOSED for Indigenous People's Day
  • Tuesday
    • Physical Samples (noon EDT)
    • Semantic Tech All (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Wildfires (4 p.m. EDT) 
  • Thursday 
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • Research Object Citation (4 p.m. EDT)
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.

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Collaboration Areas

Semantic Tech Committee: New Webinar Series

Join the Semantic Tech Committee for a new monthly webinar series. This month, Zhe Wang from the University of Idaho will present “Advanced Remote Sensing: Benchmark Insights and a Powerful Interactive Segmentation Tool.” 

Join the conversation: Tuesday, Oct 10 at 3 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Link in the ESIP Community Calendar.

Cluster Opportunties

Changes in a Collaboration Area's focus, format, and leadership are part of the healthy life cycle of collaboration. Some projects wind down — a process we call going on hiatus — while others shift under a new direction. 

These evolutions are opportunities for participants in the ESIP community to pick up leadership experience or explore new topics. 

Currently, three Clusters are seeking new leadership:

If you are interested in joining one of these groups or stepping up as a co-chair, then email ESIP Community Director Megan Carter Orlando:

IT&I Rants and Raves: Date Moved to Oct 26

The Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) monthly webinar focuses on new tools and techniques in Earth science data. The event is co-hosted by the ESIP IT&I Committee and the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI).

Next up: Scott Simmons from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) – “Improving standards and documentation publishing methods: Why can’t we cross the finish line?”

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

Tune in…

Accelerating Decarbonization Report Release Webinar – National Academies (Oct 17)

An upcoming National Academies’ report, Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States, identifies key actions necessary to support the nation’s decarbonization efforts, including policy, technology, and societal dimensions. The report provides sector-by-sector recommendations to help policymakers successfully implement an equitable energy transition over the next decade and beyond.   

Learn more about the report by joining the report release webinar on Tuesday, October 17 at noon U.S. Eastern Time.

Science Gateways – Free Tutorials (Oct 23-27)

Preceding the Science Gateways 2023 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, SGX3 is hosting tutorials Monday, Oct 23 through Friday, Oct 27. Platforms include Jupyter, Python and Dask on Jetstream2 as well as Open OnDemand, Tapis Workflows API, Pattern Libraries, and inclusive gateways design with Style Guides. All tutorials are free, but space is limited.

Shaping the Future with Researcher-Run Journals (Dec 10)

Seismica is hosting a free workshop on researcher run journals in San Fransisco before the AGU Fall Meeting. The three-hour event takes place December 10 and is a crash course in journal building. Space is limited to 50 participants, so register early.

Check Out…

Introduction to Cloud Native Geo (Nov 1)

Matt Hanson and the Element 84 team of experts are hosting a free, virtual cloud native geospatial workshop on Nov 1. (All attendees will receive a surprise in the mail after completing the workshop!) Space is limited. Stay in the loop through:

AGU23 Photo Contest: Share your #AGUOpenScience (Nov 6)

With the theme Wide. Open. Science., the American Geophysical Union (AGU) invites participation in the AGU23 Photo Contest for a chance to win free registration to AGU24 in Washington, D.C. Participants must share a photo and caption describing their scientific research with the hashtag #AGUOpenScience to social media and the contest entry form by Nov 6.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Data Steward | Ocean Networks Canada | to acquire, verify, and maintain metadata and data
  • BioData Architect | KBase and Berkeley Lab | to modernize tech stack and help link biological data across scales (micro to ecosystem)
  • Open Data Product Manager | Technology Transformation Services (TTS) in the General Services Administration (GSA) | to help partner agencies deliver better digital services to the public






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