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ESIP UPDATE: 09.18.18

Hello – 

Post-ESIP Meeting I fell out of the Monday Update routine. As summer officially wraps up this week, we will be getting back into the weekly ESIP Update routine (and next week back to Monday) and there is a lot to share!  

Here are a few things of note since our Summer Hiatus: 
1. Starting October 1, Megan Carter Orlando will join our team as the ESIP Community Director. I will share more about Megan next week with our official welcome. 

2. A slate of new member applications were posted September 12. The Fall Class includes: 
AuScope Limited- ESIP-II
Geological Survey of Canada – ESIP-II
University of Nevada Reno cyberinfrastructure – ESIP-II
CSIRO Minerals – ESIP-II
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) – ESIP-II
Open Topography – ESIP-I
Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University – ESIP-II 

3. We are beginning to prepare for the 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting. Please save the date: The meeting will be at the North Bethesda Marriott, January 15-17, 2019.  Visioneers will begin meeting this Wednesday at 3 ET to plan for 2019 Meetings. 

4. We are looking for 2019 ESIP Leadership including committees and at-large Board seats. If you are interested (or even just curious) email Tracey Pilone ( 

5. Start to consider your colleagues for the Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations are due October 31. 

If you would like to include an announcement in a future update, please send me a note.

Have a good week,  
Erin Robinson
Executive Director, ESIP

  This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:

  • Wednesday: Visioneers  
  • Thursday: Earth Science Data Analytics

Recap Telecon Highlight: ESIP webinar #3: Measuring and Assessing the Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data
For all details on this webinar & the full series see the Google Doc and YouTube recording

We continued our webinar series in September and it was great! In this webinar, we explored approaches and techniques that are being used and developed to measure and assess the socioeconomic value of Earth Science data. Such methods are invaluable for demonstrating the return on investment of data products and information systems, in order to prioritize where future investments should be made. Our panel of presenters provided expertise from the fields of informatics, economics, and social sciences. Their presentations reviewed terms, concepts, and methods for assessing the societal impact of Earth observations and application, show how citations of data products and services can be used to assess value of data for research and development, and examine the role of participatory approaches to assess people’s perceptions on earth science information. A variety of use cases are presented, including from satellite data applications; data products and services from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC); and community-level climate change perceptions.

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

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