ESIP Update: Raskin Scholar Call OPEN, Leadership Book Club and LOTS more!

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ESIP UPDATE: Raskin ScholarshipRegister for the Summer Meeting, and forget the poster–> Research as Art is here! 

Good morning all – 

While you're easing into your work week, take some time to check out a few blog posts from ESIP Student Fellows!

First, Johanna Bozuwa wrote about Democratizing the Energy System through Blockchain Technology. Johanna discusses how blockchain could let us trade energy peer to peer instead of through centralized utilities. 

The second post is by Yongyao Jiang titled MUDROD – A Project that Connects Semantics, Data Discovery, and Analytics. Yongyao discuses how to improve data discovery by mining metadata and user behavior.

Lots going on in and around ESIP this week! Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the team: here is your INVITATION.

Remember, if there is anything you'd like to see included in next week's Monday Update, send it to Annie Burgess(annieburgess AT 

annieburgess AT

Meeting News

  • Research as Art Call is OPEN
  • Registration for the ESIP 2017 Summer Meeting is OPEN

Federation News 

  • StudentOpps: Raskin Scholarship
  • Leadership Book Club

Around the Federation

  • ClearEarth Biohackathon 2017
  • Esri’s Storytelling with Maps Contest


  • Monday: Data Stewardship
  • Tuesday: Products & Services
  • Wednesday: Science Software, VR/AR
  • Thursday: ESDA, Drones, Data Management

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

Meeting News

Research as Art Call is OPEN
The Call for Entries is open. You can submit your artwork HERE. Once again at this year’s ESIP Summer Meeting we'll hold a Research as Art event (on the evening of Wednesday, July 26). Our goal is to encourage the ESIP community to use visual media to communicate their data and research; and to think about their research as an ongoing narrative that can be told through visual media. This event is about showing how the ESIP community uses data. You don’t need to consider yourself an artist in order to submit a piece. The idea is to have a range of entries that show the diversity of research done by members of our community, as well as their creativity and the impact of their work, in an engaging and accessible way. 

Registration for the ESIP 2017 Summer Meeting is OPEN
Early registration (through June 30, 2017) is $415 for members and $550 for non-members. After June 30, the registration fee rises to $515 for members and $650 for non-members. The student registration fee is $150 (This does not go up). A special one-day rate is available for $200. A full refund will be given until June 30. No refunds will be issued for canceled registration after June 30. Register here.

Federation News

Raskin Scholarship 
In March 2012, the ESIP Federation lost long-time member, Rob Raskin. Rob was soft-spoken, easy-going, wise and an Earth science information partner extraordinaire. Rob was a mentor to many aspiring Earth science data professionals. In collaboration with Rob’s family, the ESIP Federation and the Foundation for Earth Science remember Rob and his dedication to support the next generation of Earth science data and technology leaders through the Robert G. Raskin Scholarship.

The Raskin scholarship is awarded annually to a current graduate or post-graduate student in the Earth or computer sciences who has an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. For more information, including how to apply, please visit:

Leadership Book Club
Leadership Book Club Starting – And you are invited! Through the #leadership-interest slack channel, we’ve chosen the first book to read together and discuss: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni” (link – ). If you want to join in, then procure a copy, join the slack channel, and start reading. We’ll discuss thoughts on the channel thread and meet up at the Summer Meeting.

Around the Federation
ClearEarth BioHackathon 2017
The ClearEarth BioHackathon focused on Ecological Sciences and Computational Linguistics will be held in Boulder, CO Aug. 14-17, 2017. The hackathon is seeking:

  • students and professionals in ecology with a firm commitment to furthering their skills in informatics and computational linguistics
  • computational linguists with an interest in ontology and science-domain applications of their work, and
  • experts in ontologies and semantic web technologies who are interested in cases involving ecology

Read more here.

Esri’s Storytelling with Maps Contest
Submit a Story Map that you’ve already made or create a new one for the contest. Use any of the Esri Story Map apps and feel free to customize the apps too. Entries will be judged on how effectively they make the subject matter interesting, understandable, and engaging. The deadline to submit is May 30, 2017.

Read more here

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Bruce Caron
ESIP Federation | 805-966-1100 |

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