ESIP Update: We are at AGU this week

Join us at the Open Science and Data Help Desk as well as Ignite@AGU.

In the ESIP Update this week:

ESIP News and Events

Guest Blog: The Power of Soil Data

In her guest blog, Vaasuki Marupaka explains why multidisciplinary approaches are crucial for soil science and understanding global carbon dynamics. Read her full story and learn more about the Soil Ontology and Informatics Cluster

Open Science and Data Help Desk at AGU 2023

We are co-hosting the Open Science and Data Help Desk (booth #1423) at the Open Science Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall during the AGU Fall Meeting. Join us for demos, bring folks for advice, and catch up with the #EarthScienceData community. 

Even if you are not joining in person, we can field questions:

See you at Ignite@AGU

Ignite@AGU at the Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, Dec 13 at 6 PM during the AGU Fall Meeting. The talks will be recorded, but this is a venue and lineup you don't want to miss. No RSVP needed this year. 

In honor of the rich musical history of our venue, we built an Earth and space-inspired Spotify playlist

AGU Informatics Student and Early Career Networking

AGU Informatics is hosting a Student and Early Career Networking Event on Thursday, Dec 14 at 6:30 pm at AGU23. It will be in the Salon 1 (Lower B2 Level, Marriott Marquis SF). We encourage members of the Earth science data community from all career stages to attend and help young professionals make valuable connections. 

ESIP Meeting Announcements

Registration is open!

Early registration is open through Dec 22 for the all-virtual 2024 January ESIP Meeting. This year's theme is Grounded in Trust: Data Ethics Empower Collaboration. 

In addition to early registration rates, we offer a need-based, limited pool of full and partial fee waivers. That includes our Expanding Access to ESIP Scholarship for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x. Send in an ESIP Meeting Registration Assistance form or reach out to 


Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week. Note some regular events are canceled due to conflicts with AGU23:
  • Monday
    • CANCELED – Data Stewardship (3 p.m. ET)
  • Tuesday
    • CANCELED – Physical Samples (noon ET)
    • CANCELED – Semantic Technologies (3 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. ET)
    • CANCELED – Wildfires (4 p.m. ET)
  • Thursday 
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. ET) 
    • CANCELED – IT&I (3 p.m. ET)
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (noon ET)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. ET)
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

Collaboration Areas

Marine Data Cluster: Tools for the UN Ocean Decade

Join the Marine Data Cluster on Thursday, Dec 14 at 2 p.m. ET for a presentation with Doug Fils. His talk is titled, “Instructional Material on Structured Data on the Web and the UN Ocean Decade.”

Join via the ESIP Community Calendar

Machine Learning Cluster: Sea Ice and ML

Join the Machine Learning Cluster on Friday, Dec 15 at noon ET for a presentation with Alan Geer, Principal scientist at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, which is affiliated with World Meteorological Organization (WMO). His talk is titled, “Combining machine learning with data assimilation to learn new models and to improve earth system analyses: a sea ice case study.”

Join via the ESIP Community Calendar

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

Tune in…

NASA Launches New Open Science Curriculum 

NASA released its free Open Science 101 curriculum to empower researchers, early career scientists, and underrepresented communities with the knowledge and tools necessary to embrace open science practices. It also helps prepare researchers to incorporate required open science data management plans when applying for NASA grant funding.

Forest Carbon Codefest (Dec 18)

Come to the Forest Carbon Codefest in Boulder, Colorado to explore disturbance-related aboveground forest carbon dynamics in the Southern Rockies from March 12-14. Applications are due Dec 18. 

Check out…

Joint Statement on Research Data

STM, DataCite and Crossref have announced an updated joint statement on research data, calling on the community to endorse best practices to accelerate adoption of data sharing and data citation. Individuals can endorse the statement as well as download and share the infographic.

Reviewers needed for NSF Geoinformatics

The National Science Foundation's Geoinformatics (GI) program is looking for reviewers for proposals submitted to the GI solicitation, NSF 23-594. Submit a 10-question survey to be considered. 

M. Lee Allison Geoinformatics Award (Feb 28)

This award is granted annually by the Geological Society of America Geoinformatics Division for outstanding contributions to geosciences through the application of the principles of Geoinformatics. Nominations are due by Feb 28.

Job Opportunities

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






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