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ESIP UPDATE: 11.06.17

Good morning ESIP!
And good November… a month when we move on from pumpkin spice to cranberry sauce. 
Lots of us will be in New Orleans for the AGU meeting, missing our annual sourdough fix, but enjoying the gumbo ya-ya and, of course, the Ignite lightning talks Wednesday evening! We are still looking for a couple speakers. It is a lot of fun! Believe me. Sign up below!
And while you're signing up for things, get your Winter Meeting registration in early too!

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

John Bolten's Ignite talk from 2016: Tales from the Blue Marble

Federation News  

  • ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting Registration is Open
  • Survey of ESIP Partner Education Programs & Projects
  • ESIP Member Recognition Nominations
  • ESIP and the Center for Open Science are helping build the EarthArXiv Preprint Service
  • 2018 ESIP Geosemantics Symposium

Around the Federation

  • AGU Data Help Desk
  • RDA call for Adoption Projects
  • Sept.-Oct. Earth Observer is now available
  • OGC seeks public comment on TimeseriesML 1.2 Candidate Standard
  • National Transportation Data Challenge Summit Invitation


  • Tuesday: CLEAN, Ag and Climate, Envirosensing
  • Wednesday: Education
  • Thursday: IT&I
  • Friday: Sustainable Data Management, Usability

Telecon highlights: Clusters are preparing 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

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!

ESIP and the Center for Open Science are helping build the EarthArXiv Preprint Service
Already more than one hundred objects have been uploaded to in less than 2 weeks! Each upload gets its own OSF project to upload data, software and other related outputs!
Here are some SLIDES that you can use to explain how preprints work to your colleagues. 
Follow EarthArXiv on Twitter and Facebook

 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:

RDA-US 2017 Call for Adoption Projects
RDA-US is pleased to announce the availability of support to assist U.S. projects, groups and organizations in adopting RDA Recommendations.  From what we hope are many strong proposals, at most three proposals will be selected for up to $35,000 of support over 9 months. Awards will be announced by December 15, 2017. RDA Recommendations are detailed in the recently published report: Research Data Alliance Outputs.
To request financial support from RDA-US for RDA Recommendation adoption, a U.S. project, group and/or organization must submit an application by Friday, November 30, 2017

Sept.-Oct. Earth Observer is now available
The September-October 2017 issue of The Earth Observer is now available for download at the following link:
Past issues may be downloaded at:

OGC seeks public comment on TimeseriesML 1.2 Candidate Standard
The TimeseriesML 1.2 Candidate Standard is available for public review and comment at
Through the use of existing OGC standards, TimeseriesML 1.2 aims at being an interoperable exchange format that may be re-used to address a range of time series data exchange requirements and scenarios.
Example areas of usage are: cross-border exchange of observational data; release of data for public dissemination; enhancing disaster management through data exchange; and exchange in support of national reporting.

National Transportation Data Challenge Summit Invitation
NTDC is a series of community problem-solving events, roundtables, hackathons, demonstrations, and tutorials/trainings to build and strengthen collaborative projects that advance transportation safety by using existing or emerging data. 
National Transportation Data Challenge Summit
Nov. 9 2017, 9am
Washington DC
General Services Administration Headquarters at 1800 F Street NW | Area 4250 (Presidential Innovation Fellows space)
The summit will highlight innovations and public-private partnerships that are currently leveraging or could benefit from leveraging transportation safety data.
RSVP: in-person or join the livestream
View the Agenda + Speakers

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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