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ESIP Update - March 10

Good morning! Visioneers will meet today 10 PT/1 ET to talk about the last details for the 2014 Summer Meeting

Federation News: 
  • Last call for new ESIP Members - apps due Wednesday!
  • ESIP Testbed FAQs answered
  • Member Highlight: Unidata

Around the Federation: 

  • GMU EarthCube Conceptual Design Workshop @ESIP - Call for Participation
  • Deadline for deadline for the EC3 project’s Field Forum Application (Yosemite in August) - TODAY
  • Google Geo Workshop in Vienna, Austria, April 28, 2014 - apply by
    March 26th
  • SAVE THE DATE -> Focused Technical Workshop: High Performance Networking for International Climate Science (July 14-16, 2014, Boulder)
  • Visualizing Research Competition - Closing date is 21 March 2014

Telecons this week:
Today - Visioneers
Tues - Discovery
Wed - Science Software
Fri - Partnership

For questions, ideas or comments about ESIP or content for next week's update, please reply to this note.

Thanks for reading!


Federation News 

Last call for the Spring ESIP New Member Class 
Partnership Committee meets this Friday. That means if you'd like your organization to be included in the Spring/Summer New Member class (and get the ESIP member meeting rate), you should submit your application by Wednesday, COB. Details here:

Questions about the ESIP Testbed? 
The ESIP Products and Services Committee with the ESIP Testbed Configuration Board are seeking proposals for innovative, collaborative projects. Last week we posted a blog answering some of the most frequent Q's like: 
  • What's the testbed?
  • What's the difference between the testbed portal and the testbed?
  • Do projects have to be funded to proceed?
  • Expectations if you are funded and details about who can apply.
If you have other questions or to submit your proposal, please email the Testbed Configuration Board, .
Member Highlight: Unidata
Unidata is a long-time ESIP member, joining in 1999. In this highlight they share a recap from AMS a few weeks ago. The highlight also includes some of the contributions from Unidata that the ESIP community leverages frequently - netCDF, THREDDS along with numerous collaborations.  The ESIP Member Highlight is a weekly feature, if you'd like to see your organization featured reply to this email. 

Around the Federation 

GMU EarthCube Conceptual Design Workshop @ESIP - Call for Participation
The EarthCube Conceptual Design project, "Developing a Data-Oriented Human-Centric Enterprise Architecture for EarthCube" is holding a 1-day workshop, 7/7/2014, in conjunction with the ESIP summer meeting. The group has released a call for workshop participants. If you are interested see their workspace on the EarthCube site for details. Some travel support is available. 

Deadline for deadline for the EC3 project’s Field Forum Application (Yosemite in August) - TODAY
This summer (Aug. 4-8) we are taking a fieldtrip to Yosemite and Owens Valley to discuss cyberinfrastructure.  We want to get Computer Scientists and Geologist talking about best practices associated with workflows that can better facilitate the pathways of data from the field and into our databases.  And of course, the best place to have these conversations is in the field.
This fieldtrip is associated with the NSF-funded, RCN project: EC3 – Earth-Centered Communication for Cyberinfrastructure: The application is very short and easy to fill out, but the dead line is approaching rapidly (TODAY!)  
Email Matty Mookerjee ( by the end of the day on March 10th.  For all details and application see their workspace:

Google Geo Workshop @ EGU in Vienna, Austria, April 28, 2014 - apply by March 26th
This workshop is intended for scientists, researchers, students and faculty who regularly work with geospatial data. You will gain hands-on introductory experience with Google's Geo cloud technologies including Google Earth Engine and Google Maps Engine. All details:

SAVE THE DATE -> Focused Technical Workshop: High Performance Networking for International Climate Science (July 14-16, 2014, Boulder)
Hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Boulder, Colorado

ESnet and Internet2 in collaboration with key partners Indiana University (IU), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and NOAA have announced a multi-day workshop that will bring together network and data management experts with the international climate community to discuss their pressing data challenges and emerging network requirements. The workshop will include a slate of invited speakers and panelists in a format designed to encourage lively, interactive discussions with the goal of developing a set of tangible next steps for supporting this data-intensive science community. The workshop intends to also include breakout sessions as well as many opportunities for professional networking.  

Visualizing Research Competition - Closing date is 21 March 2014
A competition for designers, graphic artists, software developers, programmers and anyone with an interest in data visualisation to show how public funding is used in the UK. You don't need to be based in the UK to enter. All details:
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