ESIP Update: Welcome our newest partner!

And there's the IT&I recording, Raskin Scholarship, and new #EarthScienceData articles.

ESIP News and Events

Welcome our newest partner!

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) at the University of Florida is our newest ESIP Partner. As an organization of organizations, our Partners anchor the ESIP community and help us govern as a nonprofit. 

Learn more about partnership:

Easy Resources for Managing Marine Data

Managing marine data can feel as bottomless as the ocean, but the ESIP Marine Data Cluster and Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) help oceanographers stay afloat with a handful of data management tools and resources.

Check out the new blog on Merge with the team's quick dips and deep dives. 

Volunteer at the EGU Data Help Desk

Volunteer as a data or software expert for the Open Science & Data Help Desk during the 2023 EGU General Assembly (24-28 April 2023).

Join in-person at the booth, teach a demo or tutorial, answer Earth science data and software questions virtually over Twitter and Slack, or share a tool through a recorded demo or one-pager. Fill out our volunteer form by April 5. 

Support #EarthScienceData Grad Students

Raskin Scholarship – Applications Due March 25

Founded in honor of Rob Raskin, this scholarship helps support graduate students in the Earth or computer sciences with an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. The awardee presents at the July ESIP Meeting (remember last year's inspiring presentation with Colette Brown?)

Learn more and share the link: Applications are due by March 25.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (1 p.m. EDT) 
    • Community Resilience (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. 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

Catch last week's IT&I Tech Dive Webinar

Next Call is Thurs, April 13

Missed the Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee for monthly call? No problem! The recording is up on and the ESIP YouTube channel

Meeting Data Where it Lives the power of virtual access patterns
Mike Johnson (Lynker, NOAA-affiliate) shared VRT and VSI (curl and S3) virtual data access patterns and how he's used them to work with LCMAP and 3DEP data in integrated climate and data analysis workflows.

IT&I Tech Dive is co-hosted by the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI).

Collaboration Area Highlights

SWEET Working Sessions

Join the ESIP Semantic Tech Committee to work on enhancing the SWEET Ontology — semantic web for Earth and environmental terminology. The group is specifically looking to review candidate term definitions from multiple vocabularies as well as bug fixes. Everyone is welcome to attend; the next session is Wed, March 15 at 4 p.m. EDT. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

Eclipse Kits and the Summer Teacher Workshop

The ESIP Education Committee will hold a workshop in Burlington, Vermont this summer with a focus on the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, plus additional Earth science topics.

Every participating G6-14 educator will receive an “eclipse kit” with enough safety glasses for students in a typical size classroom to safely experience the eclipse.

Share the early sign up list with interested teachers!

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

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CUAHSI's “I Hack Water” (April 14-16)

ESIP partner CUAHSI is hosting an in-person hackathon “I Hack Water” in the greater Boston area centering around local water issues in April 2023. Meals are provided and there is $5,000 in prizes. Early bird rates end on March 18; registration closes March 28. 

Check out…

OpenAQ Community Ambassador Program (March 22)

The OpenAQ Community Ambassador Program supports emerging air quality leaders in low- and middle-income countries in developing skills to fight air inequality. Over 10 months, Ambassadors receive a $2,000 stipend and interdisciplinary training (with a focus on using data), leadership development, and a supportive professional community to hone skills and expertise in the air quality field. Apply by March 22.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Software Engineer | Axiom Data Science – Tetra Tech | to provide cyberinfrastructure support, data management systems, and scalable technical solutions
  • Data Scientist | NOAA Climate Program Office | to build new heat and health visualizations, analyses, and web-based products with the team






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