ESIP Update: Raskin Scholar nominations TODAY! Research as Art, Community PROV Challenge, and LOTS more!

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ESIP UPDATE: Last days to get Raskin Scholar nominations in! 
Community PROV Challenge Don't just think it, share it!
Register for the Summer Meeting, and forget the poster–> Research as Art is here! 

Happy Monday ESIPers – 
The Deadline for the Raskin Scholar nomination is rapidly approaching. Get your nomination in TODAY if you can.

Community PROV Challenge has officially begun! ESIP wants YOUR ideas on ways to improve the interoperability of W3C-PROV systems across agencies or institutions to enable a more complete picture of provenance. Read all about the challenge, rules and PRIZES here

Lots going on in and around ESIP this week! Keep up on all the action on Slack!
Also check out the new Job Opportunity Channel! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack 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 Bruce (brucecaron AT 

Bruce and the ESIP staff

A little research as art:

Meeting News

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

Federation News 

  • StudentOpps: Raskin Scholarship Deadline Tomorrow!
  • Join the PROV Challenge! 

Around the Federation

  • NCEAS Webinar on Data Reproducibility
  • NSF Big Data Spoke program solicitation


  • Monday: 
  • Tuesday: Information Quality, Clean Network, Ag&Climate, Education, Program Committee, Data Discovery
  • Wednesday: Visioneers, Science Communication
  • Thursday: IT&I
  • Sustainable Data Management

Telecon highlights: NOTE different time for Ag/Climate call, SciComm will discuss visits to congress, Visioneers will plan out the Summer Meeting Unconference afternoon.

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 Deadline now Tuesday, May 9
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:

Join the PROV Challenge! Don't just think it: share it! 
Your idea might change the data world! Do you have a problem with PROV? An idea to make it work better for your data? A notion just on the tip of your hippocampus? Don't just think it: share it! The Community PROV Challenge seeks to explore how community-based provenance and annotation capabilities enhance scientific integrity throughout the data lifecycle. To do this, the USGS has partnered with the ESIP Lab to find creative solutions to PROV challenges.

Around the Federation

NCEAS Webinar on Data Reproducibility
The Challenges of Reproducibility In Data Scarce Fields” presented by Christine L. Borgman (UCLA) and Peter Darch (UIUC). Tuesday May 9th at 0900 am Pacific Time, 1200 noon Eastern Time. Register now via
Reproducing scientific results is difficult in fields whose research is characterized by large volumes of data, computationally intensive methods, and high degrees of standardization. In data scarce fields, which characterizes much of the earth sciences, reproducing results is even more challenging. Among the factors that limit reproducibility are data access, collection, curation, and accessibility. We discuss the extent to which reproducibility is an appropriate goal in data scarce domains and the tradeoffs between data reuse and reproducibility.

NSF Big Data Spoke program solicitation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a call for Big Data Spoke proposals through the program solicitation Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes, NSF 17-546)The West Big Data  Innovation Hub is now accepting requests for Letters of Collaboration from PIs in our region. Please use the form at  by JUNE 19, 2017

Out 2 Lunch: ClimateBits & NEO by Stephanie Schollaert Uz

Out2Lunch: Climate bits and NEO!

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Bruce Caron
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