ESIP Update: Volunteer for the Data Help Desk

Welcome to the ESIP Update!  Read more for new events, open positions, Community Fellows applications, and more in the Earth science data community. 

ESIP News and Events

Share expertise and tools through the Data Help Desk

The Data Help Desk is returning to in-person for the GSA Annual Meeting (Oct 9-12, Denver, CO). Would you be willing to share a demo or answer questions at the Data Help Desk booth? There is also a chance to engage virtually through the @EarthDataHelp #DataHelpDesk feed. 

Let us know by Sept 27  if you are interested in volunteering at the GSA Data Help Desk in October. 

ESIP Finance 101

Each month the ESIP Program Committee gathers to share updates on committee and cluster happenings. For their September meeting on Tuesday, Sept 13 at 2 p.m. EDT, the Program Committee is offering a special session open to anyone in the ESIP community to go over the basics of our nonprofit's finances. Head to the Community Calendar for event details.

Supporting NOAA's Environmental Data Management Workshop (Sept 12-16)

ESIP staff will be focused on supporting NOAA's annual EDM Workshop this week. We will still be around and appreciate your patience with slower email and Slack replies.

Then next week, we will get a chance to meet up in person for a staff retreat.  

This season tends to be busy for everyone, so we wish you all a balance of productivity and ease.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EDT) Presentation on ESIP Finance 101
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (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. Please review and follow our community guidelines

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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*Does your org have a blog or news story to share with the #EarthScienceData community? Read a good article? Send them our way in ESIP Slack or email ESIP Communications Manager, Allison Mills,

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Go Zero Workshops (Oct and Nov)

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) seeks to deliver carbon neutral digital research infrastructure (DRI) by 2040 or earlier. They are hosting a series of workshops (Oct 5, Oct 19, and Nov 2), each focused on a different question, and the organizers want to engage more communities outside the UK. Learn more and sign up on the project website.

Annual ASO Workshop (Sept 12-14)

The 2022 Annual Airborne Snow Observatories (ASO) Inc. Workshop will be held online via Zoom in September. This workshop has free registration and will include updates from the ASO Inc. team, presentations on cutting-edge research & operations using ASO data, engaging discussion panels, and keynote speakers.

Accelerating Climate Capacity, Engagement, and Leadership Summit (ACCELS) (Sept 22-23)

The CLEAN Network is organizing the ACCELS Summit which will be a virtual event on September 22-23. This is an opportunity for climate and energy literacy leaders to share, learn, and explore collaborations.  There is a $20 registration fee that can be waived if payment is a barrier.

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AgriFieldNet India Challenge (Oct 31)

The Radiant Earth Foundation and IDinsights Data on Demand team are hosting an open source competition to better understand the role of small farms in global agriculture and carbon cycles. The goal is to classify crop types in agricultural fields across Northern India using multispectral observations from Sentinel-2 satellite. Learn more about the competition details. Submissions are due by Oct 31. 

NOAA Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

Want to help define & develop a national program of ocean exploration? NOAA is seeking new members for its Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, a federal committee that advises the NOAA administrator. Learn more about the opportunity through NOAA Research News. 

Job Opportunities

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

  • Director of Operations, Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE), to implement and oversee the systems and processes that will enable CSCCE to scale successfully to its next phase as an organization
  • Technical Community Program Manager, Wikimedia Foundation, to help grow a vibrant and global community of technical contributors






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