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ESIP UPDATE: 11.27.17

Good morning ESIP! 
We hope your holidays were spectacular, at least on the pie front. Now it's time to look ahead. 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!

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

Federation News  

  • ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting Registration & Hotel Block is Open
  • 2018 ESIP Geosemantics Symposium

Around the Federation

  • AGU Data Help Desk
  • Volunteer to be an AGU OSPA Judge
  • Call for members/observers of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI)
  • IGSN Information Session at AGU 2017

Telecons Scheduled 

  • Monday: Cloud Computing, Documentation
  • Tuesday: CLEAN, Semantic Technologies
  • Wednesday: Out2Lunch, Visioneers

Telecon highlights: Out2Lunch videos are also available on YouTube
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.

 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: 

Volunteer to be an AGU OSPA Judge
Please consider being an AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) Judge. The Earth and Space Science Informatics track is still in need of judges in  many sessions.

Call for members/observers of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI)
Following the outcomes of the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties (Decision 19/COP.13), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) invites experts to apply to become members/observers of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI) which was established in 2013 to promote dialog between scientists and policy-makers on desertification, land degradation and drought.
The public call for candidature opened on 7 November 2017 and will end on 4 December 2017 at 24:00 CET. Here is the LINK to the call.

IGSN Information Session at AGU 2017
If you are working with Earth and environmental samples as a researcher, educator, curator, data manager, software developer or architect, or as a publisher, please join us at an information and discussion forum on Sunday, December 10th, 3:30pm CT, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside (Jackson Room). This forum is organized jointly by the IGSN e.V. (International Geo Sample Number Implementation Organization) and the System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR). Please let us know if you are planning to attend (RSVP by email to or simply stop by any time between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.


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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