ESIP Update: Travel logistics with Patty

Welcome to the ESIP Update. Patty's opening letter shares info about traveling to the ESIP Meeting in July. 

Note from our Operations Director 

Hello ESIP Community!


We are five weeks away from the ESIP Meeting and I look forward to sharing the view with you from Point Park – it is quite beautiful. I have been arranging menu items, booking travel, and digging through our storage unit (we found the badge printer!) 

We know for many people it may be your first time traveling in a while, so I want to offer some travel resources, which are also available on under our FAQ.

  • We extended the deadline for ESIP Meeting Registration Assistance: fill out the application at by Monday June 20. 
  • Book your hotel – and make sure you use the specific link and website through to get included in the ESIP Meeting block by Friday June 24. 

  • We will be the only group at the hotel that week. So chances are if you meet someone in the hall, they will be attending ESIP.  

  • The hotel does not have its own shuttle, but transportation to and from the airport is pretty straightforward with several options. 

  • The hotel also provided a list of places to park.

  • Housekeeping is by request only. The service industry is widely short staffed, so please be kind and patient. The staff has been wonderful to work with! Check out the hotel space. 

  • For meals, we will provide a continental breakfast and lunch. There evening events with appetizers. Dinner is on your own, there is a hotel restaurant, and we are close to Pittsburgh’s amazing downtown restaurant scene

  • Our meal space in the conference area is spacious with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the park. People can also take their plates up to their room; just remember to bring your dishes and silverware back down. 

During a conference, it is so important to take care of yourself. We made sure to provide longer lunches and breaks to give you a chance to recharge and escape if you need to. The ESIP team has done our best to minimize risk, and we will follow local and CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Refer to our FAQ on for our full policy. There is also a virtual option for attending the ESIP Meeting. 

In person or over Zoom, we cannot wait to see you!


Patty Allen
ESIP Operations Director

Register for the 2022 July ESIP Meeting

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT) Discussing July meeting session and guidance on at-risk data.
  • Tuesday
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Community Resilience (noon EDT)
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
  • Thursday

    • Education Committee (2 p.m. EDT) Planning for the Teacher Workshop at the July meeting
    • 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. Please review and follow our community guidelines

ESIP News and Events

New Release:

We are excited to share out the v1.3.0. This repository provides guidance for repository operators and others to follow consistent conventions to provide markup in Dataset landing pages to improve data discovery through search engines. 

New IT&I Presentation

Check out the latest Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) presentation on NASA's Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP). Watch the IT&I recording from June 9 on ESIP's YouTube channel.

MAAP is a collaborative effort between NASA and ESA to support above ground biomass research. MAAP brings together relevant data, algorithms and computing capabilities in a common cloud environment to address the challenges of sharing and processing data from field, airborne and satellite measurements.

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 have been extended to Monday, June 20 (same day that early registration closes). 

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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Tune in…

ADAPT: Open Source, Real-Time AI from Remote Platforms (June 16)

The next National Innovation Center seminar features ADAPT, an open source drone payload to bring the utility of AI to the edge, allowing researchers to deploy real-time AI algorithms in the field to investigate the content and quality of their data during or shortly after collection. Join via Zoom on June 16 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. 

The Carpentries Community Discussions (June 13 and June 23)

The discussions focus on support development of The Carpentries Toolkit of IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Strategies). On June 13 at 3 p.m. UTC, Tara Robertson, an external equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) consultant, will lead a discussion. One June 23 at 3 p.m. UTC, Brynn Elliott, Accessibility Manager for The Carpentries, will discuss development of the new toolkit in support of accessibility.

Check Out…

ORCID Data Visualization (Due June 17)

The ORCID U.S. Community will be working with two data visualization fellows this year as part of the LEADING program (Library/Information Science (LIS) Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group), led by the Drexel University.

For this project, the fellows will pull public data out of U.S. researchers’ ORCID records to create data visualizations that can illustrate trends in researcher activity across the U.S.

The Earth science data community has a unique perspective. If you have any ideas about topics or types of questions that you would like to see answered via this data visualization project, please let the ORCID team know by filling out this brief form by Friday, June 17.

Xarray survey is available (Closes June 30)

The 2022 Xarray User Survey is out now. Please take about five minutes to fill it out and help the Xarray developers. 

Lacuna Fund Invites Proposals to Develop Inclusive Climate Datasets (Due July 17)

The two funding tracks focus on machine learning datasets for equitable climate outcomes in climate and energy as well as climate and health. Proposals are due July 17 and the Lacuna Fund website has the full requirements and submission portal.

Midwest Big Data Hub: Open call for proposals (Due Aug 1)

Midwest Big Data Hub has issued a call for proposals for “Building Data-Enabled Resilient Communities.” The org invites proposals for collaborative activities that will further develop collaborative cross-sector partnerships through the Hub’s Smart & Resilient Communities Priority Area.

iCAS looking for speakers

NCAR is hosting the International Computing in the Atmospheric Sciences Symposium (iCAS) September 11-15, 2022 in Stresa, Italy. They are looking for in-person speakers and people interested can apply via this form and learn more about the gathering on the iCAS website

Job Opportunities

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

  •  Data Engineer, UCAR, to work within the Unidata program as an atmospheric science data expert and consultant
  • Geospatial Research Analyst, Geospatial Core Facility (GCF) at Montana State, to develop and support interdisciplinary geospatial scholarship, research, and proposals across campus
  • multiple positions focused on carbon modeling, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), to support FMI verification system for land ecosystems climate impacts






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