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Ignite@AGU 2014 - Call for Speakers! | Draft ESIP Winter Meeting Agenda |  C4P, CUAHSI & Giovanni Virtual Workshop Announcements, Job Opps

ESIP Update - Oct 13

Good Morning! Today I'm excited to announce the call for 2014 Ignite@AGU presenters. Abstracts are due Friday, Nov. 14. Regardless of if you want to give a lightning talk - please mark your calendar for the 4th Ignite@AGU, December 17 at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen {NEW LOCATION}. All the details are on the website

Federation News
  • Student Fellow Blog: Beef Cattle and Biosecurity – there’s a lot going on!
  • Partnership Update - Nine new members posted for 30-day review
  • 2015 Winter Meeting Update - draft agenda
  • Reminders: Call for ESIP Testbed projects; ESIP Awards

Around the Federation: 

  • Announcement about registration for the Online Giovanni Workshop
  • C4P Webinar - Recommendations for Computing with Time & GPlates
  • The NIH Software Discovery Index | We invite your comments -- a system for linking software, publications and users in the research community
  • Registration Open – November 20, 2014 Data Infrastructure: The Importance of Quality and Integrity
  • CUAHSI Virtual Workshop - The Provenance Aware Synthesis Tracking Architecture, Wed, 10/15, 12-1pm ET
  • [JobOpp] Postdoctoral Opportunity in Agricultural Data Curation at the College of Information Studies (iSchool), University of Maryland, College Park  
  • [JobOpp] Two Earth Science Informatics positions at CSISS GMU

Telecons

  • Tues - ExCom; Discovery
  • Wed - Education 
  • Thurs - Documentation; Data Analytics
  • Fri - Data Stewardship (1-hr earlier)  

If you have items for next week, questions, or general comments about ESIP, just hit reply. 

Thanks for reading!

Erin 
 

Federation News

Student Fellow Blog: Beef Cattle and Biosecurity – there’s a lot going on!
Reid Boehm, ESIP Student Fellow for the Agriculture & Climate Cluster, wrote a blog post on cattle tracking and the parallels to ESIP - (1) the importance of standardization, (2) lineage and traceability and (3) data management issues. This is a great lead-up to the Winter Meeting. For the full post, see the website

Partnership Update - Nine new members posted for 30-day review
The Partnership Committee has posted seven new member applications for the 30 day review period. We have a diverse set of applications from ESIP Type 1’s (data centers), 2’s (research centers) and 3’s (applications). The new applications are from: 

To review the applications, go to the wiki page. You can post comments on the wiki discussion tab with this application page or send email to me (tyler.b.stevens@nasa.gov) or Erin Robinson (erinrobinson@esipfed.org). After the 30-day comment period, a vote will be opened on 11/10/2014 for 30 days. 

2015 Winter Meeting Update - draft agenda
We've had a great response for breakout sessions to the Winter 2015 ESIP Meeting. A draft agenda has been started on Google Docs and I will be populating it this morning. Starting next week we'll be featuring Winter Meeting highlights. If you have something you'd like featured, let me know. Thank you all for contributing to the meeting! 


Reminders:

Around the Federation 

Announcement: The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop – Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop. This event is hosted by the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), a Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) in the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). This virtual workshop will feature research being done with the Giovanni system. 
For event information see:
https://earthdata.adobeconnect.com/e14gjejqrc8/event/event_inf
 
Live Presentation Registration Information:
When: Monday 10 November 2014, 08:30 AM - Friday 14 November 2014, 04:30 PM EST  (UTC/GMT-5)
To register now, please visit the following link:
https://earthdata.adobeconnect.com/e14gjejqrc8/event/registration.html
Please contact the host, Jennifer Brennan at Jennifer.L.Brennan@nasa.gov, if you are unable to register due to capacity being reached.

Global Poster Session Registration Information - Friday, 11/14. 
To register for the Global Poster Session, simply send your email address to james.g.acker@nasa.gov with the Subject: Giovanni Workshop Global Poster Session Registration". 

Registration for the live presentations is not necessary to participate in the Global Poster Session.  The preferred email addresses of poster authors will only be sent to registrants on the Global Poster Session mailing list.   Registration for the live sessions will not also register a participant for the Global Poster Session, though the posters will be viewable online by the public.


C4P Webinar - Recommendations for Computing with Time & GPlates - Tues, 10/14, 4-5pm ET. 
The topics for the next C4P Webinar are Recommendations for Computing with Time  (Tom Olszewski) and GPlates (Mike Gurnis, Caltech). The link to the webinar is WebEx link for October 14, 4-5pm ET. If a password is required, enter the Meeting Password: 73131647 Note: if you have had problems logging on to the WebEx, inform us at cyber4paleo@gmail.com

Any updated links or information as well as the updated webinar schedule and archived presentations will be posted at: http://workspace.earthcube.org/c4p/content/c4p-webinars

The NIH Software Discovery Index | We invite your comments -- a system for linking software, publications and users in the research community
On behalf of a number of software developers, end-users, publishers associated with the scientific analysis community, we would like to invite all of you to review a document generated as a result of a NIH BD2K supported meeting that focused on the opportunities and challenges of developing a software management ecosystem that could be valuable for finding and linking software, publications and users in the research community. You may be also be aware of a related project, the Data Discovery Index, which will be fully integrated with the software system.

The product of this workshop and the subsequent discussion is a document which details the opportunities and challenges of developing a Software Discovery Index that would enable researchers to find, cite, and link software and analysis tools publications and researchers. To ensure that the opportunities, challenges, and recommendations detailed in the document reflect the breadth of experience from the community, we are seeking your input.  In conjunction with related efforts already under way at NIH, including the development of a Data Discovery Index, the final document will be used by the NIH Office of the Associate Director (ADDS) to inform a strategy for the development of a Software Discovery Index and a commons ecosystem for data, software, and resources.
 
We need your help to ensure that this critical task is achieved: to guide the development of a community based system that gives credit and acknowledgment to the builder and maintainers of the software we all depend on! We invite all users, software developers, publishers, and software repository administrators to review our report prior to its submission to the NIH. Please complete your review and post comments by November 1, 2014.
 
The link to the report is here: http://softwarediscoveryindex.org


Registration Open – November 20, 2014 Data Infrastructure: The Importance of Quality and Integrity
This one-day workshop is a must for anyone involved in creating, managing, or using scientific data. The Open Data movement dramatically is changing the flows as well as the roles of all involved. This workshop will explore the technical, financial, political, and social/cultural forces that must be considered when assessing the quality and integrity of the data. We will investigate with major stakeholders how can we rely on the quality and integrity of the data that are becoming increasingly available. Mark your calendar now to reserve the date of this informative workshop. For details see the workshop website
 
CUAHSI Virtual Workshop - The Provenance Aware Synthesis Tracking Architecture, Wed, 10/15, 12-1pm ET
Mark Servilla, LTER Network Office, Department of Biology
Duane Costa, LTER Network Office, Network Information Systems

The Provenance Aware Synthesis Tracking Architecture (PASTA) is an advanced data management solution for the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network that ensures quality scientific data products are archived and available to a broad range of users through a single Application Programming Interface (API). PASTA uses a Service Oriented Architecture framework to provide functional extensibility, as well as performance scaling, in cyberinfrastructure areas that are critical to science users, including search, storage, and access. This approach allows new service features and or load balancing to be added into the framework without compromising or altering existing services. The API supports basic HTTP protocol communication through ReSTful web-services, thereby enabling multiple host applications to connect, discover, and access full LTER Network data products. PASTA is unique in the repository space because all data packages must pass a rubric of quality exams for entrance into the system. Each examination verifies that critical data use aspects of the data package is consistent with community best practice usage of metadata and data standards. We will give an overview of the core functions of PASTA and a demonstrate the use of PASTA by research sites through the LTER Data Portal http://portal.lternet.edu.

For all details and to join the call see the website
 
[JobOpp] Postdoctoral Opportunity in Agricultural Data Curation at the College of Information Studies (iSchool), University of Maryland, College Park  
This postdoctoral fellowship is a research position, with an expectation of productive research activity that will result in journal publications or conference presentations. The primary responsibilities of the fellow will include participation in a research project that aims to understand the data curation needs and requirements of NAL and to develop strategies that guarantee the management and preservation of NAL’s expansive collection of agricultural data for long-term use. 
To Apply: Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement (2 pages maximum) of interest in this position and how it relates to your personal goals, and a list of 3 references and their contact information to the project PI, Dr. Ricardo L. Punzalan at punzalan@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2014. Selected applicant will be notified no later than mid-December 2014.


[JobOpp] Two Earth Science Informatics positions at CSISS GMU
The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS), George Mason University has two open positions in Earth science informatics at Research Assistant Professor level to work on multi-year research project funded by NSF and NASA. Please see the announcements for position details. These positions will remain open until filled.
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Erin Robinson
Information and Virtual Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 314.369.9954 | erinrobinson@esipfed.org 
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