Winter Meeting Registration, Grab your Hotel Room! Ignite at AGU.Winter Meeting Registration, Grab your Hotel Room! Ignite at AGU.

Preview: Ignite at AGU. Register for Winter Meeting NOW! Getting ready for AGU. So many webinars and cluster telecons. Busy times at ESIP
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ESIP UPDATE: 11.13.17

Good morning ESIP!
The ESIP Winter 2018 meeting is coming together with an amazing variety of plenaries and breakouts… you can dive deep into cloud computing and cognitive computing, and a range of other great topics! 
Lots of us will be in New Orleans for the AGU meeting. Check out the ESIP booth while you're there for ESIP news and swag!

Join the Ignite lightning talks Wednesday evening! We are still looking for a couple speakers. It is a lot of fun! Share what your passion is in 5 minutes. Sign up below!

And while you're signing up for things, get your Winter Meeting registration in early too, and grab your hotel room while the grabbing is GOOD!
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


Winter Meeting Registration: Register HERE

Adam Campbell: Fingerprinting past changes to the Ross Ice Shelf

Adam Campbell's 2016 Ignite talk about the Ross Ice Sheet
Sign Up to give a 5 minute Ignite talk at AGU Fall 2017!

Federation News  

  • ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting Registration & Hotel Block is Open
  • Survey of ESIP Partner Education Programs & Projects
  • ESIP Member Recognition Nominations
  • Enabling FAIR Data Project
  • 2018 ESIP Geosemantics Symposium

Around the Federation

  • AGU Data Help Desk
  • 2018 Digital Earth Summit in Morocco and CALL for Abstracts
  • CODATA Call for Proposals
  • OGC invitation to the Testbed 13 Demo Event.: December 12-13
  • Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop
  • DataONE Webinar on Provenance-enabled Reproducibility
  • GEOSS Portal Virtual Workshop 29 November 2017 / 14:00-16:30 CET


  • Tuesday: Information Quality, CLEAN Network, Program Committee, Discovery
  • Wednesday: Science Software, Out2Lunch, Data to Decisions, VR/AR, Visioneers
  • Thursday: Data Management Clearing House Training, Data Analytics, Drones

Telecon highlights: VR/AR is back so hop on and share and learn!

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

Federation News

ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting Registration is Open
Registration is OPEN for the 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting, January 9th – 11th in Bethesda, MD! Our theme for 2018 is Data for our Changing Earth: Realizing the socioeconomic value of Earth science data.

Survey of ESIP Partner Education Programs & Projects
ESIP Education has a 3 question survey we would like you to complete so that we can collect the high-level web pages of the education programs & projects of ESIP partners, members, and those who participate in ESIP activities. 
The goal  of this survey is to provide better visibility of education and outreach activities that our ESIP community offers.  Based on the information provided in the survey, ESIP will post a list of these education programs / projects. Thank you in advance for your time!

ESIP Member Recognition Nominations
Peer recognition webpage.
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.

Please send nominations for these high honors to today!

Enabling FAIR Data Project
ESIP is participating in the ‘Enabling FAIR Data Project' with the American Geophysical Union along with a set of partners, including the Coalition for Publishing Data in Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS) and Research Data Alliance (RDA). 
You are invited to participate in a survey about the increasingly open use of data in science. The research is supported by the Arnold Foundation, with additional support from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature, Science, National Computational Infrastructure, AuScope, the Australian National Data Service, and the Center for Open Science.
Your participation in the survey is voluntary and your responses will not be individually identified.  We estimate that it will take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey.  You can participate in the survey at the following link:
A summary of the findings will be shared back with you. The survey is being conducted by Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld of Brandeis University.

 2018 ESIP Geosemantics Symposium
The ESIP Semantic Technology Committee is please to invite you to the 2018 Geosemantics Symposium, to be held in conjunction with the 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting. The Geosemantics Symposium will be held on January 8, 2018 from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda Maryland. The theme for this year's Symposium is “Practical Applications of Ontologies and Semantic Technologies”. The morning session will feature presentations on real life applications that leverage semantics to make data and information FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). The afternoon session will feature hands-on workshops and tutorials on how to implement and use semantic tools and techniques, and how to work with ontologies to achieve FAIR objectives. The agenda is still under development, but you can track it as it develops here.

Around the Federation

AGU Help Desk

Now that AGU abstracts have been assigned to sessions (thanks, Lesley Wyborn & Program Committee!), it's time to think about the AGU Data Fair!
New this year and inspired by Ruth Duerr, ESSI President, we are adding a Data Help Desk to the Data Fair activities.The Data Help Desk will have three sections 1) Data Reference Desk  (where volunteers can answer data questions) 2) Data Management Workshops (where volunteers will give data-centric workshops) and 3) Tool and Platform Demos (where volunteers can provide a tool/service demonstration).
We are looking for volunteers to sign-up for each of the Help Desk sections for hour long shifts. Sign-up is here: 

Ignite! at AGU
We are still looking for a couple presenters! It's your turn to tell the world about your work… in 5 easy minutes!
NASA’s Applied Sciences Program – in partnership with AGU’s Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) group and the ESIP Federation – is thrilled to co-sponsor IgniteAGU 2017 at the upcoming Fall AGU meeting. Ignite (, a concept created by O’Reilly Media, provides presenters a strict presentation format – five minutes and 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds – to make their point. Enlighten us, but make it quick!
Read more here:

The 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018 Call for Abstracts: Deadline Nov. 24!
The 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018, DES-2018, on Digital Earth for Sustainable Development in Africa will be held in El Jadida, Morocco, at the Faculty of Science, Chouaib Douakkali University from April 17-19, 2018.
Here is the CALL.

CODATA Call for Proposals
CODATA invites proposals for Task Groups to be approved by the 31st CODATA General Assembly which will be held on 26 October 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana, following International Data Week 2018, 22-26 October 2018 (comprising our research conference SciDataCon 2018). The final deadline for submissions of Task Group Proposals is 15 June 2018. Proposals will be reviewed by the CODATA Executive Committee and by external experts. Recommendations will be presented to the CODATA General Assembly which will select the Task Groups.
Potential Task Groups are invited to submit draft proposals for comment by the CODATA Executive Committee. Such draft proposals should be submitted in the attached form to Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director no later than 28 February 2018. Feedback will be provided no later than 30 April 2018.

OGC invitation to the Testbed 13 Demo Event.: December 12-13
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites members and the public to attend the OGC Testbed 13 demonstration of the outcomes of its latest Innovation Program initiative on December 12-13 2017 at USGS National Center in Reston, VA, USA.
The Testbed 13 sponsors outlined specific interoperability problems across the areas of Cross Community Interoperability, Dynamic Source Integration, Earth Observation Clouds, Streaming & 3D Data, and Compliance Testing.

Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop
You are invited to participate in the Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop, which will take place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, April 17-18, 2018. The deadline for abstract submissions is January 26, 2018. The website is

DataONE Webinar on Provenance-enabled Reproducibility
Please be reminded of the upcoming DataONE Webinar “Provenance-enabled Reproducibility: Developments in DataONE” presented by Chris Jones, Bryce Mecum and Matthew Jones of the National Center for Analysis and Synthesis. The webinar will be held on Tuesday November 14th at 0900 Pacific / 1200 Mountain / 1100 Central / 1200 Eastern.
Register at:
Full information and can be found at:

GEOSS Portal Virtual Workshop 29 November 2017 / 14:00-16:30 CET
In the final GEOSS Portal Virtual Workshop of 2017, participants will learn about new GEOSS Common Infrastructure functions and upgrades, including KML files in the GEOSS Portal, the GEOSS Status Checker Quality check function, GEO Like and GEOSS Portal Mirrors, Widgets and Views.
All interested in learning about how the GEOSS Common Infrastructure can support their work, and willing to learn all new functionalities of the GEOSS Portal.
WebEx, connection details will be provided to registered participants
Register: Email with your full name, title, and organization to register for this Workshop.

NOTE: Job Opportunities are now listed on the ESIP 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.

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