ESIP Update: Sliding into summer ☀️

Welcome to the ESIP Update! 

ESIP Meeting Updates

Registration deadlines are coming up

We’ll be meeting in-person in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and we do have a virtual option for attending #ESIP2022. 

🌏 General meeting info:

🌎 Register: (early registration ends Monday, June 20)

🌍 Book your hotel: (booking closes Friday, June 24)

🌎 Meeting agenda:

We also have a personalized template and social media posts with more details on the meeting. Please share!


Expanding access to the July 2022 ESIP Meeting

We are continuing the Expanding Access Meeting Scholarship. Students can apply through by Friday, June 17. Please share the link to help us make the meetings more inclusive and improve access for students from diverse backgrounds. 

ESIP also offers an application to waive or lower meeting registration fees. Anyone can apply through and applications are due by Friday, June 10.

What about the meeting's COVID-19 policy?

ESIP’s number one priority is the health and safety of our community participants.  Our goal is to hold a safe event and although we recognize that you cannot remove all risks, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our meeting attendees.  

ESIP asks that all in-person participants be fully vaccinated. We also encourage our participants to wear masks whenever they feel the need to. We will have masks available for our participant’s comfort.

We also ask that if you start to feel unwell during the meeting that you remove yourself immediately. ESIP’s staff will have a limited number of rapid COVID-19 tests available to anyone who starts to show symptoms.  If you test positive for COVID-19, you will not be allowed to further participate in person and the staff will do our best to notify any meeting participants you have had contact with. 

Failure to comply with all safety protocols and requirements as listed above or related directions from ESIP representatives on-site may result in the loss of the right to attend or participate in this event, including forfeiting any registration fees paid.

This policy may change based on the CDC recommendations and guidelines and we ask everyone to follow the ESIP Community Participation Guidelines

Remember to register! #ESIP2022

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday

    • ESIP CLOSED for Memorial Day

  • Tuesday

    • Meetings Committee (2 p.m. EDT) Join in and help ESIP shape its first in-person meeting since 2020!

  • Wednesday

    • IM Code registry (2 p.m. EDT) 

  • Thursday 

    • Biological Data Standards (2 p.m. EDT) 

    • Disasters Lifecycle (4 p.m. EDT)

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

ESIP Leadership Opportunities

Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion (DEJI) Committee

Whether you bring diverse perspectives, diverse ideas, or other elements of diversity, we welcome and invite your participation. We are specifically looking for three to five additional committee members and a co-chair. The group will meet monthly and will have the chance to shape the overall committee charter based on the ESIP Board resolution for the DEJI Committee

Do you feel strongly about expanding diversity in the Earth Science Data Community? Join us on this important work! 

Please reach out to to engage. 

Nominations Committee

The Nomination Committee is tasked with identifying nominations for ESIP leadership positions. The ESIP Assembly will hold an election in December of 2022 for service starting in 2023. The committee is made up of five members with at least one representative from ESIP Partnership Types I, II, and III. Early career and external members are also encouraged.

The Committee will kick off in June, in advance of the ESIP July Meeting in order to begin recruiting candidates at the July Meeting, and runs through early December. It includes monthly meetings to track, recruit, and review nominations through the announcement of the slate of candidates in mid-November.

If you are interested in serving on the committee, please reach out to the Nomination Committee Chair Sarah Ramdeen:


What's Happening in Earth Science Data

Tune in…

FAIRPoints-Enhancing Sample Provenance and Experimental Reproducibility (May 30)

FAIRPoints is an event series highlighting pragmatic measures developed by the community towards the implementation of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles, in collaboration with GoFAIR US, SDSC, AGU, and SciLifeLab Data Centre. Register for the May 30 webinar with Rory Macneil, CEO of Research Space. 

Humanitarian Applications Using NASA Earth Observations (June 14-23)

This 4-part introductory training will focus on using NASA data products for monitoring human settlements and landscapes during armed conflict and forced displacement. This ARSET training is the first dedicated to humanitarian applications of NASA satellite imagery with topics including monitoring urban damage, mapping refugee settlement dynamics, and gauging climate hazards at refugee settlements. For each topic, the group will discuss relevant satellite sensors and methodologies, data access and analysis using Google Earth Engine, as well as assumptions, opportunities, and limitations of various remote sensing-based approaches in humanitarian applications.

Check Out…

OceanHackWeek 2022 (Due June 1)

The OceanHackWeek program consists of hands-on tutorials, visual presentations, and collaborative hack projects throughout a five-day period, August 15-19, 2022. Participants can apply by Wednesday, June 1 to be in one of the regional satellites or the virtual global event.

Wildfire risk: First Street Foundation releases new modeling tool

First Street Foundation publicly launched the first climate-adjusted, property-specific wildfire risk tool for the US. Built with wildfire experts from the Pyregence Consortium, founded on US government open data and open science, the tools models the likelihood of wildfire reaching every property in the contiguous US for today and 30 years into the future. ESIP community member Ed Kearns helped craft the tool.

ESCO Review: Atmospheric Composition Variable Standard Name Convention (Due June 1)

NASA's Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) Standards Coordination Office (ESCO) is requesting comments on the following proposed Atmospheric Composition Variable Standard Name Convention (ESDS-RFC-043).

If you or your team member can review this document, please send names, email addresses, and Earthdata login usernames to The ESCO staff will add your names as reviewers in the Jama system. You may also send any questions about the review to the ESCO staff at

Funding Opportunity through NASA Open Source Science Initiative (OSSI)

The Open Source Science Initiative (OSSI) at NASA welcomes proposals relevant to its goals to expand open science for the Science Mission Directorate. See section 3.6.1 for more details. 

Job Opportunities

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

  • Earth Lab Software Developer, CU-Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), to support CU-Boulder’s “Grand Challenge: Our Space, Our Future,” the Earth Lab pushes the frontiers of coupled Earth and social system science
  • Earth Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL), to improve the access and usability of their datasets and facilitating data integration through community engagement and adoption of (meta)data standards
  • Earth Science Data System Program Support Scientist, Agile Decision Sciences, LLC (ADS), to support the Earth Science Data System Program (ESDS) in the Earth Science Division (ESD) of NASA's Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters






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