2014 ESIP Winter Meeting - January 8-10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. 

Telecon Correction: Education and Ag/Climate are both tomorrow. Sorry for the mistake. Mondays.... 

ESIP Monday Update - December 2

Hello! This week's update focuses is on the upcoming ESIP Winter Meeting, January 8-10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Details on the agenda, registration and the hotel are below. Early registration and the room block will end Dec. 10.

Reminder to review the ESIP Partnership Applications posted for review

Later this week I will post ESIP@AGU w/ details on ESIP-relevant events. If you have one you'd like to include please email me. 

Around the Federation: 

  • BRDI Data Challenge LOI Extended to Dec. 15 
  • Suomi NPP Solicitation Posted

Telecons this week:
Tues: Ag & Climate; Education 
Wed: Data Stewardship

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


The ESIP Federation:
Celebration 15 Years of Making Data Matter!

Date: January 8-10, 2014
Venue: The Renaissance Dupont Circle (1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, D.C., DC 20037, (800) 468-3571).

Parking/Transportation: The hotel is easily accessible by DC Metro (Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange) or Dupont Circle (Red)) and valet parking is available. 

Accommodations: A limited block of rooms is available at the Renaissance Dupont Circle at the federal per diem rate of $184/night (plus taxes). To book your room: 

Registration:  Early registration is $400/members and $525/non-members. After December 10, the registration fee rises to $500 (members) and $625 (non-members). Student registrations are available for $150. A special one-day attendance rate is available for $200. A full refund will be given through December 10, 2013. After that date, no refunds will be given. Register here:

Meeting Highlights Include: 
  • Plenary talk from Aron Ahmadia, SW Carpentry and US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Panel on Visioning for the Science Data Enterprise
  • Cross-Agency Panel on US Open Data Initiatives 
  • Project Evaluation Workshop 
  • ESIP Awards, including our first ever Raskin Scholar.

Around the Federation 

BRDI Data Challenge LOI Extended to Dec. 15 
More information is available at Please contact Cheryl Levey ( with any questions.

Suomi NPP Solicitation Posted
NASA Earth Science recently released a solicitation related to the Suomi NPP satellite – this solicitation defines and calls for the future work of the Suomi NPP Science Team. It states: “It is now time for the Suomi NPP ST to direct its attention to developing the refined and/or alternative data products yet needed to ensure high-quality data records for Earth system science and applications that enable continuity with EOS data products.” Applications is covered within the scope of the solicitation, including a specific description in Section 2.1.2. Website:{1261845A-B208-8E8B-38F9-34040759A07A}&path=open
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Erin Robinson
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