Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), the global community steward for Earth science data professionals, has announced Operational Readiness Levels (ORLs) to make Earth science data more trusted and to improve data-driven decision-making during disaster response and recovery. The new ORLs empower data professionals and operational decision-makers to turn the massive amount of data available today into vetted information that can be used to inform decisions during evolving disasters and crisis situations.
Spatial Source – GEO Week features new effort to improve disaster response
- GIS User, Nov 9 – ESIP Develops Earth Science Data Operational Readiness Levels to Empower Disaster Responders
Directions Magazine, Nov 11 – ESIP Develops Earth Science Data Operational Readiness Levels to Empower Disaster Responders
How scientists are using machine learning to study the planet
October 28, 2019, ZDNet
“ESIP Lab Geoweaver is an online application for scientists to manage their research workflows,” [Dr. Ziheng] Sun explains. “It could be installed anywhere and accessed from anywhere. It is a life-saving project for people coding in multiple languages, dealing with multiple facilities and multiple datasets to carry out their science workflows.” Machine learning isn't new, but previous versions were too slow to support the real-time data that Earth scientists need. Today's computational power is much better, so Sun's program can train on field data in much less time. He says the old, slow versions didn't work, so geoscientists don't have faith in machine learning. That's why he created a program that combines the newest AI techniques with the programs that they already know and trust.
(ESIP), the global Earth science data community and platform for more than 20 years, recently hosted its 2019 Summer Meeting in Tacoma, Washington, which brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth science data and provided a platform for geoscientists, environmental scientists, technologists and other earth science data professionals to share ideas, collaborate on specific topics and build connections across federal agencies, academia and the private sector. The meeting was the largest ESIP gathering to date with more than 300 members and guests assembled to address the theme, Data to Action – Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information. Speakers and attendees converged from diverse organizations including: Amazon AWS, Esri, Google, Microsoft, Planet, Smithsonian Institution, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, University of Washington, NASA, NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey and the Washington State Government.
ESIP Addresses Earth Sciences Big Data at its 2016 Winter Meeting
March-April 2016, The Earth Observer
The 2016 Federation of Earth Science Information Partners’ (ESIP) Winter Meeting was held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, January 6-8. Nearly 300 attendees came together to discuss current trends, problems, and emerging issues affect-ing the field of Earth science informatics. The three days of plenary talks, breakout sessions, poster presentations, and technical workshops addressed the meeting theme: Frontiers in Earth Sciences Big Data.
Creating Resilient Communities Through Earth Science DataMeeting
December 30, 2015, Eos
In July 2015 nearly 300 members of the Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), a broad-based group of Earth science data and information technology practitioners, gathered for the annual summer meeting in Pacific Grove, California.
The Importance of Data Set Provenance for Science
December 4, 2015, Eos
Data do not exist in a vacuum. To be useful, data must be accompanied by context on how they are captured, processed, analyzed, and validated and other information that enables interpretation and use.
ESIP Federation Summer Meeting Addresses Data-Driven Community Resilience
September-October 2015, The Earth Observer
During the 4-day meeting, 8 plenary talks, 62 breakout sessions, and more than 50 poster contributions covered topics including data stewardship, evolving data products, interoperability, and citation and usability issues. In addition, a one-day professional development workshop for educators was held July 16, 2015.
Realizing the Value of a National Asset: Scientific Data
December 16, 2014, Eos
Conducting a National Research Council study that will provide high‐level strategic guidance could help address some of the challenges and opportunities related to Earth science data.