ESIP Update: Thank you to our ESIP leaders!

Nominations are open. Help lead the Earth science data community.

ESIP Community and Opportunities

Become a Leader.

The ESIP Nominations Committee is looking for candidates for the upcoming leadership election. Review open positions and reach out to Committee Chair Sarah Ramdeen with questions.

As a nonprofit, ESIP is led and governed by its volunteer leaders. As a home for data and computing professionals in the Earth sciences, we are committed to uplifting community voices.

Nominations Committee

ICYMI: May IT&I Rants and Raves

“Software Procurement Has Failed Us Completely, But No More!” with Waldo Jaquith was the Rants & Raves talk for the May Information Technology & Interoperability (IT&I) Committee.

The webinars are cohosted by the ESIP Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee and the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI). 

May 11, 2023 – IT&I Rants and Raves. Check out the Committee's line up and past webinars:

Register Soon!

ESIP Meeting Announcements

64 days to go!

Did you know we livestream all the #ESIP2023 plenaries and provide at least audio access to all breakout sessions? While there are some in-person-only events, making the ESIP Meeting accessible to more people matters. Learn more about our approach to hybrid events.

We are excited to gather with you (virtually or in Burlington!) from July 18-21 for the ESIP Meeting. Early registration closes Tuesday, June 20. More details on rates, venue, and more:

The conference will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. The ESIP Meeting room block is open through Friday, June 23. 

Book a Room

Expand Access to the ESIP Meeting

Share our scholarship for students from underrepresented groups in ESIP. Help us expand access to Earth science data and the professional networks of our community. Applications 

Our registration waiver application is also open: 

All applications are due Thursday, June 15. 

Who loves coffee breaks? Sponsor one!

We have one more coffee break sponsorship available. There are also opportunities to support early career participants and the opening reception. (How about a zero-waste event?) Check out the ESIP Meeting sponsorships.

Reach out to ESIP Executive Director Susan Shingledecker: 

Sponsor Coffee + Friends

ESIP Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Operational Ethics (1 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EDT) 
    • Governance Committee (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Council of Data Facilities (3 p.m. EDT)
    • SWEET Working Session (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (1 p.m. EDT) 
    • Community Resilience (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Discovery (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (noon EDT)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EDT)

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. We list all times in U.S. Eastern Time; check the time in your time zone.

Please review and follow our community guidelines and data privacy policy

Make a Connection.

Learn more about our volunteer community and the interdisciplinary projects led by our 30+ Collaboration Areas.

ESIP Collaboration Areas

Collaboration Area Highlights

Physical Samples Cluster: Shaping the Future of SESAR

SESAR is an allocating agent of IGSNs and offers sample management services to support sharing, open access to, and discovery of physical samples. This webinar will cover recent changes to the IGSN, its impacts on SESAR, and our plans for migration to the iSamples architecture. Our goal is to identify user community needs and engage with members to help shape and improve the future of SESAR.

Join the call via the ESIP Community Calendar on Tuesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. 

Open Science Cluster: Connect Data Through FAIR and CARE

The Open Science Cluster is starting a series of webinars looking at open science through different lenses and projects. Andrea Thomer from the University of Arizona will present “Past Global Change Research: Connecting Data Systems and Practitioners through FAIR and CARE practices.” Join via the ESIP Community Calendar on Tuesday, May 23 at noon EDT.

The session will cover how to develop communities of practice around the open science principles FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) and CARE (Collective benefit, Authority to control, Responsibility, and Ethics).

Operational Ethics Cluster: Resources Survey

The new Operational Ethics Cluster is looking to source resources from the research community to help the group think about ethics and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice around Environmental data science. 

Leave a suggestion in the Google Form and  look at the resources other people have already suggested.

Biological Data Standards Cluster: Feedback Requested

To help new data managers, the Biological Data Standards Cluster created the Biological Observation Data Standardization: A Primer for Data Managers and wrote about the project on our Merge blog. The project continues to grow — check out the project's evolution in their GitHub repo and provide feedback.

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To read…

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Virtual Seminar Series | DEIJ in Environmental Data Science (May 17)

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) hosts a popular annual seminar series on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). The series is back for 2023 and open for registration with three speakers: Sara Bombaci, Sara Cannon, and Grace Wu.

Our Changing Planet Summit (June 12-14)

The Network for Earth-space Research, Education, and Innovation with Data (NEREID) and Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) are hosting Our Changing Planet Summit. The event will take place in the Washington D.C. area June 12 -14. 

Building Upon the EarthCube Community:
A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop (June 27)

The “Building Upon the EarthCube Community: A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop” registration is now open. Workshop on June 27-28 in Marina del Rey, California. The event is free but limited to 70 participants.

Check Out…

“Near Peer” Presentations on Mapping and Geoscience 

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is looking for early-career geoscience professionals to present (individually or as part of a panel) in a webinar series on mapping for high schoolers. Over the next year, participating presenters will share their work and be compensated for their time. To express interest, fill out this Google Form

Survey for ML hydro+cryo hackweek 

The GeoSMART program is hosting an ML hydro+cryo hackweek event at the UW eScience Institute scheduled for October 2023. To inform the planning process, they are conducting a brief survey to gather insights on participant preferences for the hackweek format.

NOAA Science Advisory Board (June 15)

NOAA is soliciting nominations for new members for the Science Advisory Board (SAB). At this time, individuals are sought with expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning in the fields of weather and climate, environmental remote sensing, engineering for coastal resilience, social and behavioral sciences, and tropical cyclones. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are also welcome to apply.

Application packages are due by June 15, 2023. For more information about this solicitation, you can visit the SAB website or read the full Federal Register Notice.

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.

  • Associate Director for Science Applications | CIESIN | lead CIESIN's Science Applications Division, part of the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
  • Post-doctoral Associate | Virginia Tech – Department of Biological Sciences | build and test a systematic indicator of species vulnerability to climate change with applicability across multiple species 
  • Lead Trainer and Curriculum Developer | Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) | continue developing and delivering the POSE Training Program






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