Thank you to all of you who helped make the ESIP Summer meeting a success! Whether you organized a session, recruited speakers, spoke, moderated, or just showed up as much as you could – we really appreciate all that you gave to this community last week and are grateful.
With all of the excitement of the ESIP July/Summer Meeting, we haven’t officially shared some really exciting news. Dr. Lindsay Barbieri (Bar) has joined the ESIP Team as our Agriculture & Climate Fellow. Bar is a former ESIP Community Fellow and recently earned her PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. Over the next year, Bar will be furthering her research in the area of assessing and addressing data and information challenges and gaps related to climate-smart agriculture and nature-based solutions to climate change. She will be supporting the ESIP team and especially looking at ways to promote cross cluster collaboration in this area. This one year fellowship is funded in part by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. You can look forward to seeing Bar on monthly collaboration area calls. If your work intersects with this effort please feel free to reach out any time. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Slack.
Have a great week,
ESIP Executive Director
Join us for the ESIP Meeting Highlights Webinar on Thursday August 12th from 12 to 1:30 pm ET. Hear fast-paced report outs about many of the meeting sessions and find out how you can get involved. Connection info: esipfed.org/telecons.
Volunteer as a Data or Software Expert for the Virtual Data Help Desk at GSA 2021, to be hosted during part of GSA 2021 Connects (October 11th-13th, 2021). This event connects researchers with informatics experts familiar with their scientific domain to learn about skills and techniques that will help further their research and make their data and software open and FAIR. To volunteer, please complete this brief form, as soon as possible by Friday Oct. 1st, 2021. Learn more: HERE
This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:
Tuesday: Ag & Climate; Community Ontology Repository
Wednesday: IM Code Registry
Thursday: Biological Data Standards; Disaster Lifecycle
See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description.
ESIP Meeting News
ESIP Summer Meeting Feedback Survey
If you attended the 2021 ESIP Summer Meeting, thank you for your participation and please take a few minutes to give us your feedback. This feedback is vital for helping the ESIP team continue to make our meetings as productive and engaging as possible. You can access our meeting evaluation here: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6441294/2021-Summer-Meeting-Evaluation. You can also leave feedback for individual sessions on the Sched site by clicking on the individual sessions. Thank you!
New ESIP Partners Approved at July Board Meeting
At the July ESIP Board Meeting held on July 14th, 3 new ESIP partner organizations were formally approved. Please join us in welcoming:
Lights, Camera, Action: Envirosensing Cluster to Develop Video Microtutorials Showcasing Best Practices
In a new blogpost, ESIP Community Fellow Kristina Fauss and members of the Envirosensing Cluster describe the cluster's goals and activities, including the development of video microtutorials – short videos that demonstrate in situ scientific data collection and management techniques using environmental sensors and sensor networks. Read the full post here.
CODATA Connect – Data Science Journal Early Career Essay Competition (due 8/31)
CODATA Connect Early Career and Alumni Network in collaboration with the CODATA Data Science Journal (DSJ) is pleased to invite to its second Essay Competition for Early-Career Researchers (ECR), defined as a university undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students or early career researchers/ data professionals within five years of completing their highest qualification. CODATA Connect exists to ensure a structural and sustained collaboration and support for the activities of the alumni of CODATA-RDA Summer Schools, of the CODATA China and Trieste Training Workshops and other early-career researchers and data professionals involved in the CODATA community and those of partner organizations. Topic for the Essay: “Challenges and Benefits for governments and industry involvement in the Open Data Initiative.” Learn more here.
Job Opportunities Channel in the ESIP Slack Workspace
In case you haven't noticed, there is a lively channel in the ESIP Slack where community members can post and view current job opportunities, like the one posted below. Please feel free to peruse and add openings you are aware of. To find the channel, join the ESIP Slack workspace and then join the #job-opportunities channel.
Around this time of year, ESIP Community Participants often suggest AGU Fall Meeting sessions they think others should submit an abstract for. To avoid an overload of individual messages on this topic, please see this list of recommended sessions that have been shared so far and feel free to add to this list! Note: the abstract submission deadline is August 4th, 2021.
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