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ESIP UPDATE: 12.4.17

Welcome to December ESIP! 

I know its a hectic time of year, so thank you for checking in as you work on posters, presentations, papers, and preparing for travel! The full ESIP team is looking forward to seeing many of you in New Orleans next week for AGU – come say hello at our booth (1818)!

After AGU we'll be in full 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting mode! To get excited, check out the full schedule here! Please contact us ( if you have any questions!

Lastly, there is now an open ESIP group on Flickr -check out some ESIP memories and add your own here!

Annie and the ESIP staff

P.S. If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION. 

 Early registration ends December 18th! Make sure to register before you check out for the Holidays!

Winter Meeting Registration: Register HERE

Federation News  

  • 2018 ESIP Geosemantics Symposium
  • SWEET 3.1.0 Release

Around the Federation

  • AGU Data Help Desk
  • Volunteer to be an AGU OSPA Judge
  • SciDataCon 2018 Call for Session Proposals
  • Save the date – 2018 ESDSWG Meeting

Telecons Scheduled

  • Tuesday: Ag & Climate, Envirosensing
  • Wednesday: Web Services, Usability (agenda)
  • Thursday: Disaster Lifecycle
  • Friday: Sustainable Data Management

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

Federation News

 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 agenda is still under development, but you can track it as it develops here.

SWEET 3.1.0 Release
The ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee [0] is happy to announce the immediate release and availability of the next SWEET [1] release. Although mainly a bug fix release, also better turtle serialization (as source of all the SWEET ontologies) and automated update (of COR and ) from the Github repo, are among the changes associated with this release.

What is SWEET? SWEET is a highly modular ontology suite with ~6000 concepts in ~200 separate ontologies covering Earth system science. You can view the entire concept space from an ontology editor/tool such as Protege by reading in the convenience sweetAll.ttl file packaged with every release. Alternatively, ontologies can be viewed individually. SWEET consists of nine top-level concepts/ontologies and is considered as a middle-level ontology; most users add a domain-specific ontology which build off of these top-level SWEET components. SWEET ontologies are written in W3C Turtle; the Terse RDF Triple Language and are publicly available under the Apache License v2.0.

Download: You can download SWEET from the official SWEET Github releases page [2], please make sure to download the release with the ‘Latest Release' tag. Additionally, SWEET is now also available as linked data via the ESIP Community Ontology Repository [3]. The changes/release report contained within this release can be viewed at the same Github download location from which you obtained the release itself.

For further information on SWEET Community and Development please see [4]. This resource can also be used for community discussion as well as reporting technical issues.

Many thanks to those who have contributed to this release.


Around the Federation

AGU Help Desk
New this year and inspired by Ruth Duerr, ESSI President, there will be a Data Help Desk as part of the Data Fair activities. The Data Help Desk will have three sections 1) Data Reference Desk 2) Data Management Workshops and 3) Tool and Platform Demos.

You can see the full Data Help Desk schedule 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.

SciDataCon 2018 Call for Session Proposals
Proposals are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018: The Digital Frontiers of Global Science.
SciDataCon 2018 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. You need to sign up and create an account here

Save the date – 2018 ESDSWG meeting, April 18-20
The 2018 ESDSWG annual meeting is scheduled for April 18-20 in Annapolis, MD. More details to follow in January.

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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