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Vote on USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) Statements of Interest
All CDI members are invited to vote on submitted SOIs. Principal investigators gave 1-minute lightning presentations about their SOIs last week. These presentations have been posted on the RFP wiki page. Voters are expected to read and consider all SOIs. Guidance for voting and evaluation criteria are posted on the CDI wiki page. Voting is now open and will close on December 14th, 2018. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) Announces Science Ambassadors Program
SGCI is pleased to announce a new program to help end users of science gateways publicize their research and teaching accomplishments by promoting the use of gateways in research or education or in training others in the use of a gateway. The Science Ambassadors Program provides travel support for attendance at relevant events in exchange for blog posts and advice. A brief application is due on January 16th, 2019 for a one-year term.
NASA Giovanni Short Course at Upcoming AMS Meeting
The NASA GES DISC is hosting a short course prior to the upcoming American Meteorological Society (AMS) 99th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ: An Introduction to Using the NASA Giovanni System for Multidisciplinary Research and Applications. The short course will take place Sunday, January 6, 2019, and will give participants the necessary knowledge and skills to perform multi-disciplinary research using Giovanni. Along with learning how to use Giovanni, participants also will learn about GES DISC’s large collection of NASA Earth science data, have the opportunity to conduct several hands-on data visualization scenarios demonstrating Giovanni capabilities, and learn how to use Giovanni to create multidisciplinary data analyses. For more information, please contact James Acker (email@example.com) or Zhong Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Post-doc Opportunity through USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program
A 2-year postdoctoral fellowship is now available on “Bridging the Disconnects Between Science and Decision Making.” The Mendenhall Fellow will be a member of the USGS Biogeographic Characterization Branch of the Core Science Systems Mission Area. She/he will interact primarily in a group partnership with the USGS Science and Decisions Center of the Energy and Minerals Mission Area and the Geosciences & Environmental Change Science Center. The Biogeographic Characterization Branch is actively engaged in providing technical services to enhance data use and integration and to document data provenance. Areas of focus within the biogeographic sciences include a) improving information transfer between scientific and professional communities, b) establishing techniques to integrate and evaluate diverse information used for scientific purposes and decision-making activities, c) advancing the use of analysis tools, including techniques used to support the decision-making process, and d) increasing productivity and reproducibility of scientific investigations using open source code. To learn more, see here.
Program Manager Opening in NASA Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program
This position is located in the Applied Sciences Program in the Earth Science Division (ESD) of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters and will serve as a Program Manager responsible for managing portions of the Applied Sciences Program. It is closely tied to the NASA Earth Science applications themes and interacts with all of NASA Earth Science Division’s programs. Learn more here.