ESIP Update: Winter Meeting CALL for Submissions, Student Fellows and Lab RFP, Summer Mtg Save the Date! 

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ESIP UPDATE: September 18, 2017

Good morning, ESIP – 

A whole week without a hurricane landfall. We hope ESIPers coping with the impacts of Irma, Harvey, western fires and any other recent weather (microbursts here in Santa Barbara) are getting things back to normal! 

Save the date! 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting will be January 9-11, 2018 and the Summer Meeting will be at Scripps, UCSD in San Diego, CA from July 17-July 20, 2018. 

This is a really busy time for ESIP. Lot's of opportunities opening up. The Winter Meeting 2018 Call for sessions is OPEN.  ESIP is looking for new Student Fellows; ESIP Lab is open for proposals; ESIP will be electing new leaders this fall for next year; ESIP Winter Meeting call for sessions will be open soon (and also registration), and it’s not too early to start thinking about the big ESIP prizes: the Martha Maiden award, and other ESIP honors. 

Bruce and the ESIP staff

P.S. Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It's a much better GUI. Grab it HERE

Carlee Loeser at her first ESIP meeting. Gets ESIP right away!

ESIP meetings. They work from the very first one…

Federation News  

  • CALL for Winter 2018 sessions is OPEN
  • Nominations are OPEN for ESIP leadership elections
  • ESIP Lab call for incubator projects is open for proposals
  • ESIP is looking for Student Fellows—submit your application by October 6!
  • ESIP member recognition opportunities are open for nominations
  • Science Software Cluster invited speaker: Colin Smith (EDI)
  • Earth Science Preprint endeavor: EartharXiv

Around the Federation

  • Late session on Harvey at the AGU
  • Symposium on Toward an Open Science Enterprise: Focus on Stakeholders: September 18 TODAY
  • Symposium on International Coordination for Science Data Testbeds: November 1 
  • OGC is looking for feedback on geocoding API


  • Monday: Data Stewardship
  • Tuesday: CLEAN Network, Science Communication [NOTE: new day!]
  • Wednesday: Science Software, VR/AR
  • Thursday: Data Analytics, Drones
  • Friday: 

Telecon highlights: Start gearing up for the Winter Meeting

See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Federation News

CALL for Winter 2018 sessions is OPEN.
Here is the Call for Sessions for the 2018 Winter Meeting in Bethesda, MD. This call will END Monday, Oactober 30, 2017.

Nominations Open for ESIP Leadership Positions
Nominations for 2018 ESIP leadership are now OPEN!  If you are interested in serving or nominating someone, please reach out to the nominations committee via More information to come next week!

The ESIP Lab is open for proposals
The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab is happy to announce the release of two proposal solicitations: 1) ESIP Lab Incubator Projects and 2) Prototype Community Mediation Service for Provenance and Annotation. Please take the time to review each and contact the Lab via email ( or on Slack (#esip-lab) with any questions. The full RFP is HERE.

Time to apply to become an ESIP Student Fellow!
The Call for 2017 Student Fellows is now OPEN!  Applications will close October 6, 2017, so please get yours in today, or get this link to others you think should apply.

ESIP Member Recognition opportunities: Nominations are open!
The ESIP Partner of the Year
This award is to honor an ESIP member organization that best exemplifies the spirit of ESIP in one or more areas, through the sharing of a success story.
The Martha Maiden Award
This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth Science information.

Science Software Cluster Telecon: Colin Smith from the Environmental Data Initiative
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 9am PDT-12pm EDT. The Environmental Data Initiative will be initializing a code library for information management in the environmental sciences. The library will be a resource to those in need of software solutions to their information management needs and serve as a collaborative space for development of IM software. We intend this project to become a community owned and operated resource so inclusion of community members in the design process is critical. We invite you to a presentation of the planned structure and welcome your feedback to improve the design before it is implemented.

Earth science preprint endeavor
ESIP's earth science preprint cluster is helping coordinate a community-led pre-print effort in partnership with the Center for Open Science. Tom Narock, the cluster chair, is looking for anyone who wants to step up and help build a small, nimble governance team around this, as the service prepares to open some time this Fall. The cluster is gather ideas for Earth science preprints on the ESIP Ideascale platform. Hop on there and add your ideas or comments on others. Follow EartharXiv on Twitter. And join in the discussions on the #earth-sci-preprint-ch Slack channel.

Around the Federation

NOTE: Job Opportunities are now listed on the ESIP Slack Job-Opportunities Slack Channel <>.  You can post and find jobs there. If you are not yet on the ESIP Slack team, use the invite (above) to join.

Late Session on Harvey at the Fall AGU
The late session on Harvey at AGU has eventuated and will be co-organised by Natural Hazards and ESSI (Please note the abstract has data access and assimilation in the session description as well as HPC and Cloud) All abstracts submitted to it will not be subject to the one-author rule so if you already have a paper in AGU in another session you can submit to this one as well. Details as follows: 
Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near Rockport, TX. This slow-moving storm hovered near Victoria, TX, inundating nearby areas from Corpus Christi to Lake Charles, LA, with record rainfall. Harvey's staying power resulted in widespread and catastrophic flooding in multiple areas, leading to discussions about the effectiveness of evacuation protocols, planning and managing impacts of urban flooding, and the use of social media to guide disaster rescue efforts, particularly in large urban centers.

Click on this link to submit an abstract to this session: Late-Breaking Research Related to Hurricane Harvey

Symposium on Toward an Open Science Enterprise: Focus on Stakeholders
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is pleased to invite you to attend a public symposium hosted by its Committee on Toward an Open Science Enterprise.
Monday, September 18, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
Space is limited, please register in advance by September 12, 2017. Visit the webpage for more information on this symposium. A draft agenda will be available in the coming weeks. Wide access to scientific research results has proven to be an important tool for accelerating scientific progress. The committee on Toward an Open Science Enterprise will conduct a study on the challenges of broadening access to the results of scientific research, described as “open science.”

Symposium on International Coordination for Science Data Testbeds
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is pleased to invite you to attend a public symposium.  
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
Space is limited, please register in advance by October 20, 2017.  Visit the webpage for more information on this symposium. A draft agenda will be available in the coming weeks. The symposium will focus on international coordination for science data testbeds. A number of evolving projects around the globe are looking to exploit data to its fullest potential. 

OGC seeks public comment on proposed Geocoding API Standards Working Group
Contact: 5 September 2017: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is requesting comments on the draft charter for an OGC Geocoding API Standards Working Group (SWG). Geocoding is the act of linking a text and/or numerical string to a location on Earth. Typically, a user searches for an address or a point of interest on a map, which necessitates the geocoding of the user input and return of a position on a map. Such functionality is commonly enabled via geocoding APIs and web services. The draft charter of the Geocoding SWG is available at: Comments should be sent via email to and are due by 26 September 2017. The OGC and the SWG welcome comments from all interested parties.

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