ESIP Update: Welcome our new partners!

Welcome to the ESIP Update! The July 2022 ESIP Meeting is happening in Pittsburgh and our ESIP Lab microgrant is still open through May 15. 

ESIP News and Events

Welcome our new ESIP partners!

The Australian Research Data Commons and Synoptic Data PBC joined ESIP this spring. They help us expand our international community and innovate in data access and analysis.

ARDC contributes through the Information Quality Cluster and Synoptic Data PBC leaders have proposed a great session on public-private partnerships at the upcoming July Meeting.

ESIP Lab RFP: Machine learning tutorials

The RFP is for microgrants to help make ML educational materials more robust and accessible for Earth science researchers and educators. (Check out the Q&A blog post about two examples.) The call is open through May 15 and focuses on hydrology, seismology, and the cryosphere.

Get ready for the next Data Help Desk at EGU 2022

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) kicks off their annual meeting in Vienna on May 23. ESIP is supporting another virtual Data Help Desk during the conference. 

Make sure to follow @EarthDataHelp and follow along, chime in, and share resources #EGU22 #DataHelpDesk. 

How are you getting to the July 2022 ESIP Meeting?

Taking the road less traveled? If you're investing your time into alternative transportation like taking the train, going on a cycling trip, or plugging in your EV, then we'd love to share your story. 

Before, during, and after the meeting, we'll gather photos and quotes, then we'll curate a photo essay to share with the broader ESIP community. If you'd like to participate, email ESIP communications manager Allison Mills ( 

Help us bring back the art of hallway chats

We hear time and time again that what people miss most about in-person meetings is the chance to catch up, make a new connection, and start a roll (of ideas or the bakery type? Both.) Coffee breaks are where a lot of that magic happens. 

We are looking for sponsors for our meeting coffee breaks this July. With a $5,000 package, a sponsor gets recognition throughout the meeting, social media shout-outs, and a chance to build community in a sorely missed meeting format. You bring the #EarthScienceData, we'll bring the coffee. 

Data for All People

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT) Continue conversation about at-risk data in Ukraine and supporting ESIP leadership and cross-cluster collaboration
    • SWEET Working Session (4 p.m. EDT) 
  • Tuesday
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (7 p.m. EDT) Guest speaker Andres Ferrerya from AgGateway
  • Thursday 
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • IT&I Tech Dive Webinar (3 p.m. EDT) USGS Water – Data Visualization and Information Dissemination
    • Research Object Citation (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

To read…

Tune in…

Co-Producing Knowledge with Communities: Equity in Federal Research Programs

Join White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Alondra Nelson at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday May 12 for a discussion of equitable community participation in federally funded research. The talk on this multi-dimensional science policy issue will be followed by an interactive forum.

Community Activation Call 

Calling all community builders, community managers, community engagers, and friends to come together in a facilitated discussion about community activation. The focus for the Middle Path EcoSolutions call on Friday May 13 is about ritual in community building; each month brings in a different speaker. Register on EventBrite. 

Check Out…

ESCO Review: Atmospheric Composition Variable Standard Name Convention (Due June 1)

NASA's Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) Standards Coordination Office (ESCO) is requesting comments on the following proposed Atmospheric Composition Variable Standard Name Convention (ESDS-RFC-043).

If you or your team member can review this document, please send names, email addresses, and Earthdata login usernames to The ESCO staff will add your names as reviewers in the Jama system. You may also send any questions about the review to the ESCO staff at

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC): Research data management framework for Australian universities open

The draft Research Data Management Framework for Australian universities is open for consultation. ARDC, one of our newest ESIP partners, is looking for feedback. They are hosting a series of public webinars to introduce the framework and answer any questions.

Job Opportunities

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

  • UI/UX Developer, Center for Biomedical Informatics Research at Stanford University, to support semantic and metadata projects CEDAR, BioPortal, and Protégé/WebProtégé
  • Physical Scientist, NOAA, to lead the implementation of a data management strategy for NOAA/NESDIS






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