ESIP Update: Presidents' Day: good time to think about cyberinfrastructure

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ESIP UPDATE: Presidents' Day. Take a few minutes to add your input to the ESIP response to the NSF cyberinfrastructure RFI. Take a look at ESIP's new website! Hop on ESIP's Slack team!


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Good morning all – It's Monday and a holiday. So, a short update this week. 
You are invited to add your thoughts (and words) to an ESIP response to the NSF RFI on cyberinfrastructure needs. Lots of work being planned and done in the ESIP clusters.  

ESIP is also rolling out its new WordPress-based website: ready for active blogging and other updates. Take a new look at  The Federation/Foundation merger is complete! Welcome to ESIP: Earth Science Information Partners.

One organization: one name. We are ESIP.

Remember, if there is anything you'd like to see included in next week's Monday Update, send it to Bruce Caron (brucecaron AT 

brucecaron AT

Federation News 

  • ESIP response to NSF cyberinfrastructure needs RFI
  • Hop on ESIP's Slack Team to collaborate
  • Drupal Working Group announces Drupalcon winners

Around the Federation

  • Force11 opens a scholarly communication summer institute


  • Monday: Holiday
  • Tuesday: CLEAN Network, 
  • Wednesday: Education “out to lunch”, Drupal
  • Thursday: Energy and Climate
  • Friday: 

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

Federation News

ESIP response to NSF cyberinfrastructure needs RFI
ESIP President, Emily Law, invites you to participate:
“Many in our community have expressed interest in providing inputs to the NSF call for advanced cyberinfrastructure needs:
As the leading community in advancing the use of Earth science data, it is in our interest to provide a consolidated ESIP response to this RFI.
You are invited to contribute to this collective response by using the Loomio platform (in conjunction with Google Doc). The platform promotes shared document editing (Google Docs) and discussion (Google Docs and Loomio) and transparent decision making (Loomio).
Please join us by hopping on:
In order to meet the RFI submission due date on April 5, 2017, please complete your edits of the Google Docs (thru Loomio) by March 10. That will allow time to complete discussion by March 24, and to finalize by March 31.

Hop on ESIP's Slack Team to Collaborate
As ESIP approaches 20 years of making data matter, it's also updating some of its platforms to take advantage of new features and more nimble communications. ESIP invites you to join its Slack team, find the channels you want to follow, and come collaborate! Here is your INVITATION!

Drupal Working Group Drupalcon winners
Inigo San Gil (LTER) and Janine Aquino (UCAR) will be representing ESIP at this year's Drupalcon! They were chosen by lottery.  They will be reporting back to the working group and also taking requests to the conference.



Around the Federation

Force11 opens a scholarly communication summer institute
ANNOUNCING FORCE11 SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE, July 30 – August 4, 2017, San Diego, CA USA FORCE11 is pleased to announce the launch of its new annual Summer Institute in Scholarly Communications: the Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego (FSCI@UCSD), July 30-August 4, 2017. 
FSCI@UCSD is a week-long program that offers participants training, networking and skills development in new modes of research communication.  The UC San Diego Library is hosting the event that will take place at the Institute of the Americas on the UC San Diego Campus.


ESIP Summer Meeting… Think Bloomington!

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