ESIP Update: Session proposals due Friday

Welcome to the ESIP Update! The July 2022 ESIP Meeting is happening in Pittsburgh — and the call for sessions remains open through Friday, April 29. 

ESIP News and Events

Call for Session open through Friday April 29

What makes ESIP Meetings different? All of you.

Community-led breakouts, working sessions and collaborations are the heart of ESIP Meetings. The session proposal portal remains open through this Friday, April 29. 

New blog: Five tips to organize a great ESIP Meeting session

Our ESIP Community Director Megan Carter joins Charley Haley from Way Foragers in our latest blog post on Merge: ESIP News and Stories. They offer ideas for creating sessions that are productive and collaborative (and there's even a handy ternary chart). 

Charley will be leading workshops and one-on-one consultations in June for session organizers to prepare for the July 2022 ESIP Meeting. Stay tuned!

ESIP Lab RFP: Machine learning tutorials

The RFP is for microgrants that will help make ML educational materials more robust and accessible for Earth science researchers and educators. (Check out the Q&A blog post about two examples.) The call is open through May 15. 

Data for All People

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday

    • Cloud Computing (1 p.m. EDT) Invited speaker Lucas Sterzinge from UC Davis presents a deeper dive into cloud-friendly data archival access through Kerchunk

    • Meetings Committee (2 p.m. EDT) Excited to meet in person this July? Help set the direction for the ESIP Meeting

  • Tuesday

    • Open Source Science Transformation (noon EDT) 

    • Information Quality (2 p.m. EDT) 

  • Wednesday

    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (1 p.m. EDT) Semantics for interoperability in ecosystem studies: the AnaEE – France Thesaurus approach – Christian Pichot (INRAE)

  • Thursday 

    • (2:30 p.m. EDT) Finalization of guidelines v1.3 and plan for ESIP Assembly Endorsement proposal

    • Air Quality (4 p.m. EDT) Invited speaker Eri Saikawa from Emory University and look at opportunities to work with local Pittsburgh communities around air quality in July

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. Please review and follow our community guidelines

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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NSF River Morphology Information System (RIMORPHIS)

RIMORPHIS is a multi-institutional collaborative project funded by the NSF EAR-Geoinformatics program to develop an open access web platform for enabling river morphology research. Sign up for the group's annual workshop by April 30 to get updates on the platform and provide feedback. 

Women Advancing River Research Seminar Series

Hosted by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Penn State, the seminar features two speakers each session. See the full list of presentations and catch up on past recordings. 

Community Activation Community Call 

Calling all community builders, community managers, community engagers, and friends to come together in a facilitated discussion about community activation. The focus for the Middle Path EcoSolutions call on Friday May 13 is about ritual in community building; each month brings in a different speaker. Register on EventBrite. 

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Common Future Policy Incubator (Due April 29)

Funding for one-year action plan as a Common Future Policy Entrepreneur with funding between $30,000-$75,000 with flexible incubation support. Learn more and apply on the Common Future website. 

Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemistry Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS)

Interested in river corridors, watersheds, biogeochemistry, and/or open science? If so, consider joining a new crowdsourced sampling campaign across the U.S.

The samples focus on river water and sediment. Learn more about the WHONDRS program through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and fill out the form to contribute to sampling April-October 2022. WHONDRS cover the costs of materials, shipping, and data generation, and you provide the samples.

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC): Research data management framework for Australian universities open

The draft Research Data Management Framework for Australian universities is open for consultation. The ARDC is looking for feedback. They are hosting a series of public webinars to introduce the framework and answer any questions.

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:

  • UX and DevOps, U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area, usability research and development-operations for enterprise data delivery systems
  • Computational Scientist, Virginia Tech, to support the University's Advanced Research Computing
  • Software Engineer – THREDDS, UCAR Unidata,  to help provide data, software tools, and support to enhance Earth-system education and research
  • Project Manager, ISeeChange, to work directly with outside partners to understand needs and inform our platform design decisions






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