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Participate in ESIP's Programs

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What Would You Like to Do?

ESIP hosts a wide variety of programs, all united by a single purpose: to further Earth science data through collaboration. Find your fit below—no formal membership required!

Connect with People

You’re in the right place! ESIP is an interdisciplinary connector of Earth science data professionals. To connect with peers who care about the same things you do, join one of our 30+ Collaboration Areas.

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Get Funding

ESIP offers a number of funding opportunities based on your current career stage and intended goals.

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Another way to hear about the latest funding opportunities? Join a Collaboration Area and network with peers and colleagues.

Align Organizations

ESIP provides a neutral space for members of organizations to come together, tackle shared challenges, and broaden the scope of Earth science data collaboration.

Join us as an individual or bring your entire organization into the ESIP community. Here’s how to get involved.

Make Data FAIR

Dive into the principles of FAIR data and metadata: findable and accessible, machine- and human-readable, interoperable, and reusable.

See what it means to make data FAIR through our FAIR Dataset Guidelines or check out the Data Help Desk.

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Hear from the ESIP Community

Colette Brown Raskin Scholar

What I do: Connect what humans see to what computers can help us understand to uncover shrub trends in the Arctic after large disturbances.

Why I do it: Data science is the fastest way to help us get a better understanding of Arctic processes so we can develop effective climate adaptation strategies.

Colette Brown , 2022 Raskin Scholar, Energy and Resources Group (ERG), UC Berkeley
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What we do: Interdisciplinary social science offers insights into the beliefs, behaviors and systems that affect the Earth sciences.

Why we are ESIP Partners: Innovation and accessible data means connecting social science findings to Earth science system technology.

Knology , ESIP Partner, Type II - Product and Service Providers Visit Knology

What we do: Using the core vocabulary, we develop domain-specific practices for publishing and harvesting structured Earth science data.

Why we do it: To support improved search and discovery of scientific resources on the web.

Adam Shepherd (BCO-DMO) and Doug Fils (Ocean Leadership) , Cluster Co-Chairs
Alexis Garretson

What I do: Repurpose neglected data to investigate how communities change over time, using a combination of genomics and Earth science methods.

Why I do it: Because I believe we have a responsibility to the public to maximize data use to understand the natural world and our place in it.

Alexis Garretson , 2023 Raskin Scholar

What we do: Host presentations and discussions focused on Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I).

Why we do it: Connecting the nodes of Earth science data tools helps the whole community innovate.

ESIP Administrative Committee , Supported by the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI)

FAQs About ESIP Programs

Do I have to officially join ESIP to participate in activities?

No, there is no formal membership required for individuals. You can jump into any activity that interests you, whether it’s contributing to a Collaboration Area, attending our next ESIP Meeting, or simply joining the conversation in Slack.

If you represent an entire organization and would like to join as an entity rather than an individual, please apply for Partnership.

How are ESIP programs funded?

ESIP is funded through cooperative agreements with NASA, NOAA, and USGS. We also rely on ESIP Meeting sponsorships to help underwrite the costs of our operations. Learn more about sponsoring us, or read our financials to understand how we operate.

What’s the best place for a newcomer to get started?

We recommend finding a Collaboration Area that fits your interests. Collaboration Areas are a great entry point for many ESIP offerings, as together with your small working group (called a cluster), you can gather for monthly calls, present at ESIP Meetings, and start ESIP Lab pilot projects.

My organization is not an ESIP Partner. Can I still participate?

Yes! While many participants are affiliated with an ESIP partner, this is by no means a requirement. You are welcome to participate as an individual in any ESIP program including ESIP Meetings, Collaboration Areas, and more. Learn more about how to get involved.

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Have more questions? Contact the ESIP team or find us on Slack.

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Add ESIP Events to Your Calendar

Check out our monthly telecons, ESIP meetings, and other events and add them to your Google Calendar, iCalendar, and Outlook.