ESIP Update: Socioeconomic Value of Data Webinar Series starts this Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 ETJoin us Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 ET for our first socioeconomic value of data webinar! 

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ESIP UPDATE: 06.4.18

Good Morning – 

As part of our year-long focus on our strategic goal around the socioeconomic value of data, we are launching a new webinar series, “The Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data, Information, and Applications”. The title of this first webinar is “Does it matter? The Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data, Information, and applications.” Full details are below, the call will also be recorded and shared after the fact on our YouTube channel. 

Thanks & have a good week, 
Erin Robinson
Executive Director, ESIP

Quick reminders: 

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons: 

  • Monday: Documentation
  • Tuesday: CLEAN, Does it Matter? Socioeconomic Value of Data Webinar Panel, Envirosensing
  • Wednesday: Usability, IM Code Registry
  • Thursday: Disaster Lifecycle
  • Friday: Sustainable Data Management

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

Telecon Highlight:  “Does it matter? The Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data, Information, and applications”
Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM ET
Location: Go To Meeting; 

As the first webinar in our series, “The Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data, Information, and Applications”, we explore the value and benefits that Earth Science data brings to society, including its contributions to economics and quality of life. The challenges and opportunities for enhancing Earth Science’s societal benefits are also broadly addressed. To offer a balanced perspective behind the meaning of “value”, our panel represents expertise from economics, earth science, data and informatics, engineering, social sciences, and policy. Panelists provide examples of different techniques and approaches that can be used to enhance socioeconomic value, such as citizen science, and highlight some communities of practice that are currently addressing these issues, such as GEOValue.

●      Erin Robinson, Executive Director, ESIP (Introduction)
●      Dr. John Leslie King, Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan (Moderator)
●      Dr. Jamie Kruse, Professor, Department of Economics, East Carolina University (Panelist)
●      Mrs Françoise Pearlman, Director, FourBridges (Panelist)
●      Dr. Lea Shanley, Co-Executive Director, South Big Data Innovation Hub (Panelist)
Dr. Arika Virapongse, Principal, Middle Path EcoSolutions (Closing). For more information about this webinar and series, contact Arika Virapongse,

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