[Archive] January 11-13, 2017 – Bethesda, MD

Thanks for Coming!

The 2017 ESIP Winter meeting was January 11-13, 2017, in Bethesda, MD.


The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 – 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for the Federation’s activities over the next three years. The 2017 theme will be woven into meeting sessions, collaboration-area activities and community outreach, with the goal of improving dialog between Earth sciences data producers, distributors and end-users.


ESIP meetings are interdisciplinary and inclusive. They are a member-led mix of plenary talks, breakout sessions, poster presentations, technical workshops and networking opportunities that encourage discussion about emerging and persistent topics in Earth science data, provide exposure to new technologies and emerging concepts, and facilitate relationships with colleagues from across institutions and disciplines. Among the attendees are Earth science data and information technology practitioners; researchers representing a variety of scientific domains that include land, atmosphere, ocean, solid earth, ecology, data and social sciences; science educators; and anyone working in science and technology-related fields who is interested in advancing Earth science information best practices in an open and transparent fashion.

Daily Schedule

Key Dates

October 31st: Session Submission Deadline
November 14th: Draft Agenda
December 1st: Final Schedule
December 11th: Early Registration Deadline
January 11th: Winter Meeting Begins

The 2017 Winter Meeting is at the Bethesda North Mariott in Bethesda, MD. A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate of $179, within GSA per diem rates for Montgomery County.

For reservations, please visit this link.

A full list can be found on the Commons here.

This year’s poster session will be held Wednesday, January 11th during the evening reception. Poster abstracts are submitted digitally to the ESIP Commons by creating an account (if you don’t have one already) or simply logging in, and then creating a poster. Choose the 2017 Winter Meeting for the event. Posters should be no larger than 3′ x 4′ (landscape). All poster abstracts must be added by December 21, 2016 to be included in the printed program. Questions? Email us at staff@esipfed.org.