ESIP Update: Tell your ESIP story for a chance to win a Drone, count down to Bloomington, and more!

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ESIP UPDATE: July 10, 2017

Happy Monday ESIPers – 
We are ramping up for this month's ESIP Summer Meeting in Bloomington, and looking ahead to ESIP turning 20 years old. For this occasion, ESIP is collecting member stories: not the “one time at band camp” variety, but stories about how being a member of ESIP has helped your research and life. Read below to learn how you can tell a story and WIN A DRONE!

Lots going on in and around ESIP this week! Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It's a much better GUI. Grab it HERE

Bruce and the ESIP staff

Meeting News

  • Summer Meeting Schedule + Mobile App
  • Register for the Science Communication Workshop at the Summer Meeting
  • Register for the ESIP Drone Workshop: Monday, July 24
  • Ride sharing from Indianapolis to Bloomington

Federation News  

  • Tell your ESIP story and win a drone: or two!

Around the Federation

  • CODATA 2017: Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to 28 July
  • Request: Short survey on data use
  • CDI July 12 telecon with a drone theme


  • Monday: Partnership
  • Tuesday: Information Quality, Clean Network, Education Committee, Program Committee, Ag&Climate, Discovery
  • Wednesday: Visioneers, Science Communication
  • Thursday: Pre-Print call (with other orgs), IT&I
  • Friday: Sustainable Data Management.

Telecon highlights: All clusters are working toward the summer meeting. Don't forget your posters! 

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

Meeting News

Summer Meeting Schedule + Mobile App
Check out the Summer Meeting schedule at: This url will also serve as our mobile app for the meeting. Simply open it on your smart phone and create a bookmark on your home screen!

Register for the Science Communication Workshop at the Summer Meeting
Kasey White, of the Geological Society of America, will lead a workshop titled “Be interesting and be heard: Communicating your science to policy makers.” To be most effective, participation will be limited to 20 individuals. Please sign up here. More info on the workshop can be found on Sched:

Register for the ESIP Drone Workshop: Monday, July 24
Do you like robots? Do you like flying robots? Do you like open earth science data? Do you like flying robots that collect earth science data to help solve important global challenges? Then please join us in Bloomington, IN for a 1 day drone data Workshop & Hackathon on July 24, 2017. The morning workshop includes short presentations by earth and information scientists from NASA, USGS, DJI, USDA, OGC and others involved in the area of science drones (AKA small unmanned aerial systems AKA sUAS AKA flying data robots). After lunch, speakers and participants will come together for a hackathon, working on projects ranging from prototyping data formating tools, through brainstorming best practices for data management, workflow design, or [your idea here].

Attendance is FREE (though please sign up HERE) and food will be provided! Contact workshop organizers Jane Wyngaard and Lindsay Barbieri for more information at [,].

Ride Sharing from Indianapolis to Bloomington
Here is a page to help coordinate rides to and from the airport ( This page serves to coordinate contact information between riders seeking or having rides to share. It is not specific to any transportation service (despite saying Uber/Lyft all over it). Any necessary ride booking must be done by an individual riders at the airport.

Airport Shuttles:

Federation News

Tell your ESIP Story for a chance to win a drone!
 Why do you participate in ESP?  What is an interesting project that you’ve done with your ESIP colleagues?  Is there a learning experience from your ESIP involvement that you’d like to share?
For every collaboration decision, new idea pursued, interoperable connection, and lesson-learned that we know about, there are many more that have not been shared. From now until the Summer Meeting you are invited to document an ESIP story or experience through the #myesipstory Slack channel. On Thursday at the Meeting ESIP will be collecting video stories (these also count for the contest). Not only will this help others hear about your work, but you’ll also be entered into a raffle to win a DJI Drone, and another contest for the best story to win another DJI drone! Start thinking of your ESIP stories now! 
FULL CONTEST RULES are here on the ESIP Website
For these contests staff will be collecting ESIP stories from today through the COB on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Everyone who provides a story will be eligible for one (or both) drones. DJI has generously donated two Phantom 3 drones for this effort!
If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It's a much better GUI. Grab it HERE.

Around the Federation
Request: Short survey on data use
You are invited to participate in a study on how you collect, use, and share research data. The study will cover topics related to data storage, management, and your attitudes regarding the general use and re-use of research data. We are interested in responses from all subject disciplines. 
The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete depending on how you answer, and is being conducted by the DataONE project’s Usability & Assessment Team at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The link below will take you to the consent page of the survey. We thank you for your time and participation! 
Follow this link to the Survey:

CODATA 2017: Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to 28 July
Following a very large number of requests from those organising sessions and planning to submit papers to CODATA 2017 ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science’, 8-13 October 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, the conference organisers have agreed to extend the deadline for submissions to 28 July.  In line with this, the deadline for ‘early-bird’ registration has been also extended to 28 July 2017.

To Submit Proposals for Sessions and Papers
To submit a proposal for a session or a paper at CODATA 2017, go to (you will need to register to use the CODATA abstract submission site – this is not the same as registering fro the conference).

CODATA 2017 is running simultaneous proposals for sessions and papers. The deadline for both types of proposal is now 28 July 2017.  Please consult the information on Submission Procedure at

CDI July 12 telecon with a drone theme
Drone Based Terrain Capture and Virtual Reality –  Ryan Spicer and David Krum, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. The Terrain 2025 project uses custom software and Commercial/Off-The-Shelf (COTS) small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) to quickly and inexpensively create high-detail digital models of terrain. 
Check out the meeting info here:

ESIP visitors to Bloomington: Be aware that you cannot escape the iconic movie “Breaking Away”… Make sure you can tell the “cutters” from the “greeks.” 

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ESIP is funded with support from NASA, NOAA, and the USGS




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