ESIP Update: Summer Meeting Draft agenda | New Blog post on pysheds & Call for 12th RDA Plenary sessionsSummer Meeting Draft agenda comments close today

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ESIP UPDATE: 05.21.18

Good Morning – 

Next Monday, May 28th, I will be participating in the workshop: Earth and Environment Science Information Partners – an Australia-US collaboration in Earth and Environmental Sciences Informatics. This workshop will be streamed remotely and has connections to a variety of activities relevant to ESIP such as cloud, drone, data stewardship. It's hoped that the outcome of this workshop will be a community of practice that will link Australian and U.S. ESIP efforts. 

We have a draft schedule for the ESIP Summer Meeting in Tucson posted. Please review by COB today for conflicts. All session placement will be final on Wednesday, May 23. 

Finally, Partnership approved a new membership app for review early this month. We have one application from SGT for review. The Assembly voting reps will vote in June. 
Thanks & have a good week, 

Erin Robinson
Executive Director, ESIP

Quick reminders: 

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons: 

  • Monday: Data Stewardship
  • Tuesday: CLEAN, Semantic Technology
  • Wednesday: Visioneers 

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

New on the blog! Matt Bartos, the Community Fellow for the EnviroSensing Cluster, wrote a blog post on using pysheds with several examples and code snippets. Matt developed pysheds, an open-source library, to help with processing of digital elevation models (DEMs), particularly for hydrologic analysis. The library can be accessed here. Matt is a graduate student at University of Michigan, working in the  
Real-time Water Systems Lab

Around the Federation News

RDA's 12th Plenary – Call for Sessions Now Open!
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is delighted to announce that we are now accepting session proposal submissions for RDA’s 12th Plenary Meeting (P12). P12 is part ofInternational Data Week (IDW18), which will be held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana.
RDA encourages members to submit session proposals between now and 29 June 2018 (17:00 UTC) for the following categories:

To submit a session in any of the above categories, individuals must be a member of RDA.  For information on how to become a member, please visit

Again, members have until 29 June 2018 (17:00 UTCto submit a session proposal.  Notification of session acceptances will occur on 7 August 2018.  For additional assistance or information, feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at


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