Winter Meeting Registration, Grab your Hotel Room now. Happy Thanksgiving!Winter Meeting Registration, Grab your Hotel Room now. Happy Thanksgiving!

Preview: Register for Winter Meeting NOW! Getting ready for AGU. So many webinars and cluster telecons. Have a great Thanksgiving. Travel well ESIPers!
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ESIP UPDATE: 11.20.17

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!

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
AND… we wish you all a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday!

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

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Federation News  

  • ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting Registration & Hotel Block is Open
  • Survey of ESIP Partner Education Programs & Projects
  • New SEDAC Data Set
  • 2018 ESIP Geosemantics Symposium

Around the Federation

  • AGU Data Help Desk
  • Volunteer to be an AGU OSPA Judge
  • Proposals are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018
  • CODATA Call for Proposals
  • OGC invitation to the Testbed 13 Demo Event.: December 12-13
  • Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop
  • CALL for PAPERS: Semantic Big Data Workshop
  • GEOSS Portal Virtual Workshop 29 November 2017 / 14:00-16:30 CET

Telecons Scheduled 

  • Monday: Data Stewardship
  • Tuesday: CLEAN, Ag and Climate, Education, Science Communication
  • Wednesday: Travel Safely!
  • Thursday: Tryptophan Overload Cluster

Telecon highlights: short week, enjoy your holiday!

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!

New SEDAC Dataset
A new data set has been released by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN:
India Annual Winter Cropped Area, 2001–2016 consists of annual winter cropped areas for most of India (not including the northeastern states) from 2000–2001 to 2015–2016. The data can be used in land cover and land use change studies, agricultural applications, and to assist with policy-making in regards to sustainable agricultural intensification.

 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.

Proposals are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018
SciDataCon 2018: The Digital Frontiers of Global Science will take place as an integrated part of International Data Week, 22-26 October 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana.
Session proposals should be made at: — the deadline for proposals is midnight UTC on 19 January 2018.

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

Call for Papers: Semantic Big Data Workshop
International Workshop on Semantic Big Data (SBD 2018)
In conjunction with ACM SIGMOD 2018
June 10, 2018, Houston, USA
Submission: February 10, 2018

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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