ESIP Update: Welcome to our new partners!

Welcome to the ESIP Update! We would like to welcome our new partner organizations and extend a few invitations. 


Welcome Azavea and OpenAQ – ESIP's New Partners!

The ESIP Board approved applications from Azavea and OpenAQ during their quarterly meeting last week. Learn more about our new partners: and

NASA UNBOUND-EJ Recommendation Report

ESIP’s recommendation report on the four-part workshop series for UNBOUND-EJ is now available. Read the news release including project highlights from participants and our NASA collaborators.

ESIP Elections Timeline

To better align our organizational timing, the ESIP Board voted to shift leadership elections from December to June with new leaders taking office at the close of the July meeting.

Email Susan Shingledecker if you are interested in participating in the Nominations Committee – starting soon – or have questions about the election process.

Current leadership will stay in their positions until July 2023. New leaders can then do budgeting early in their terms during August and September in time for the Board's annual budget review in October. 

ESIP Partner Assembly Votes to Endorse Guidance

The ESIP Partner Assembly voted to endorse Guidance developed by the Cluster. Read the news release and check out the Cluster resources.

Call for Sessions

2023 January ESIP Meeting

We have opened the session proposal portal for the 2023 January ESIP Meeting to be held online January 24-27. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, November 11. Review the proposal details:

The 2023 theme is “Opening Doors to Open Science” and the meeting agenda will be available later this fall. Once again, ESIP will be able to offer virtual design support for all session organizers.

ESIP Events and Programs

IT&I Tech Dive Webinar Recording Now Available

The Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Tech Dive Webinar with openEO and the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) from last week is available on ESIP's YouTube channel.

ESIP Awards for Collaboration and Impact

We are seeking applications (due Monday, October 31) for the Martha Maiden Award and our ESIP Partner of the Year.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • Discovery (3 p.m. EDT)
    • Community Resilience (4 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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Disaster Assessment Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (Oct 19, 20, and 27)

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new open, online introductory webinar series: Disaster Assessment Using Synthetic Aperture Radar. This 3-part training, delivered in English and Spanish, will focus on the use of SAR to: assess areas at risk from disasters due to landslides through the use of interferometric SAR (INSAR); characterize the extent of oil spills and their impacts; and characterizing flood inundation extent.

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USAID Geospatial Strategy Survey (Closes Oct 26)

In addition to acknowledging the Geospatial Data Act of 2018, the strategy establishes an USAID-wide framework for adopting geospatial data and tools, strengthening capacity, implementing geospatial policies and practices, and partnering to advance geospatial solutions for international development. Provide feedback directly at during the comment period Oct 12-26.

CODATA Call for Papers (Nov 15)

The Data Science Journal is seeking papers for a special collection devoted to “Data Management Planning across Disciplines and Infrastructures.” Papers should focus on work related to Data Management Plans and their implementation, not data management per se.

Special Issue on Geoscience Knowledge Graphs (Closes May 31, 2023)

For a forthcoming special issue on “Geoscience ontologies and knowledge graphs” in Applied Computing & Geoscience, the guest editors invite contributions that present advances in building and applying ontologies or knowledge graphs in any field of geoscience.

Job Opportunities

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

  • TS/SCI Scientific Applications Software Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), to test a Python-based tool which integrates the execution of many disparate Python, MATLAB, and C++ applications and algorithms.
  • Software Developer, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, to support BMIR open-science biomedical projects
  • Geospatial Data Curator, Virginia Tech, to focus on geospatial data curation support and dataset reusability






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