Collaboration Areas

ESIP enables and supports high quality virtual and in-person collaborations amongst cross-domain data professionals on common data challenges and opportunities. Anyone is welcome to join in and get involved.

Do you have an Earth science data-related challenge or opportunity that you think other ESIP community participants would be interested in tackling? Would your project benefit from accessing the ESIP backbone framework for collaboration? Contact staff@esipfed.org to discuss whether your topic of interest would fit in with an existing ESIP Collaboration Area or if you should propose a new group. You can always share your initial idea with the ESIP-all Mailing List or with the ESIP Slack Channel to see what other ESIP community participants think.

Agriculture & Climate

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Fostering understanding of the value of applying ag-related data to the impacts of, and mitigation efforts for, climate change, as well as the the systems and services used to develop and manage the data.

CLEAN Network

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Stewarding the collection of climate and energy science educational resources and supporting a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy.

Cloud Computing

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Helping organizations tackle challenges related to the volume, variety, and velocity of data through cloud-based architectures, technologies, and software.

Community Data

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Connecting local organizations and community organizers with local data experts and data needed to support community needs.

Community Resilience

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Enhancing community resilience through culturally meaningful improvements to data accessibility and informatics tools.

Coalition on Publishing Data (COPDESS)

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Connecting Earth and space science publishers and data facilities to help translate the aspirations of open, available, and useful data from policy into practice.

 

Community Ontology Repository (COR)

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Supporting the maintenance of COR, a simple repository for Earth science community members to try out semantic technologies, understand their benefits. and explore applications.

Data Management Training Clearinghouse

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Building a registry for online learning resources about research data management (developed in collaboration with ESIP, now supported with other funding).

Data Stewardship Committee

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Developing and fostering practices and standards in the field of Earth science informatics.

Disaster Lifecycle

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Facilitating connections among data providers, managers and developers of disaster response systems and tools, and end-user communities.

Discovery

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Exploring usage-based discovery, including relationships between datasets and types of usage, from publications to applications to policy-making.

Documentation

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Improving understanding, utilization, and integration of the multiple metadata dialects used in the global environmental community.

Drones

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Furthering the development and use of drones as as tools for Earth science applications and research and as instruments with unique data management and standardization challenges.

Education Committee

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Promoting the development and dissemination of Earth science educational products, information, and tools to a broad user community including educators and learners at all levels in both formal and informal settings.

Enviro Sensing

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Sharing and developing best practices for real-time sensor network data quality and deployment strategies.

IT&I Committee

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Ensuring that Earth science data, information and services can be readily exchanged and integrated and encouraging the use of best information technology practices.

Information Management Code Registry

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Building a comprehensive registry of information management software for environmental scientists, and providing a community forum to explore the development of new software ideas.

Machine Learning

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Sharing experiences and resources on machine learning and its applications in the Earth and space sciences, and developing training materials to share with the broader ESIP Community.

Marine Data

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Exploring critical topic areas in informatics such as data management, interoperability, data analytics, data quality, and cloud computing, specifically related to the marine environment.

Research Object Citation

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Discussing and developing guidelines for citing research objects, including data, software and services, and much more.

Schema.org

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Supporting improved search and discovery of scientific resources by developing best practices for publishing and harvesting structured data on the web based around the core schema.org vocabulary.

Semantic Harmonization

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Disseminating best practices for harmonizing semantic resources, focusing on harmonizing the SWEET ontology with other commonly used ontologies, such as ENVO.

Semantic Technologies Committee

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Promoting research and development of semantic technologies in support of Earth science data discovery, dissemination, and analysis.

Sustainable Data Management

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Investigating pathways for sustainable increased collaboration and coordination in the area of environmental data management that will benefit both research networks and also individual investigators.

Inactive Collaboration Areas

ESIP's inactive collaboration areas were previously very active and, after achieving their initial goals, have gone into a period of low activity. If you would like to discuss re-activating any of the groups below, please contact staff@esipfed.org.