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ESIP Update - Feb 2
Good Morning & Happy Groundhog Day! Really excited to announce that the search is on for the next Community Manager! This person's primary focus will be ESIP. Check out the job description here and please share!
[Job Opp] FES Community Manager (Primary Focus - ESIP)
The Foundation for Earth Science (FES, earthsciencefoundation.org) is seeking an energetic and innovative Community Manager! The Community Manager will primarily work with the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP,esipfed.org) to build and scale existing community engagement efforts and will create new programs to support and grow the community. Ideal candidates should be passionate about building communities with a background in informatics, Earth/environmental sciences, communications, information and library science, or related areas.
** I'd greatly appreciate your help getting the word out to the right candidates. Please forward to any friends and colleagues that may be interested.
Summer 2015 - Asilomar, CA - July 14-17. Visioneers meeting today 10 am PT/1 pm ET The Summer Meeting will be at Asilomar outside of Monterey, CA, July 14-17, 2015.
We will kick off biweekly Visioneers calls this Monday at 10 PT/1 ET. Visioneers is short-lived working group that convenes to brainstorm the meeting theme and new innovations for the meeting. It doesn't commit you to attend or to actually implement these ideas unless you want to. Planning will start here on the wiki: http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Summer_2015_Meeting
ESIP 202 - Today, 3 ET ESIP will be 3 ET/1 MT on today, Feb. 2. This will be a crash course in ESIP collaboration tools (ESIP202). It will be recorded if you can't make it. If you have other questions feel free to ask.
AGU Award Nominations - Due 3/15/2015
Please consider nominating your colleagues (or asking your colleague to nominate you) for an AGU award. Past nominators are encouraged to refine and update unsuccessful candidate nominations, and address feedback that the nomination process now more explicitly supports.
Of note to ESIP is the Charles S. Falkenberg Award, given in "recognition of an early career, middle career or data scientist who has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.â€ This AGU award was established in 2002 jointly with the ESIP Federation where Charles had been an active member. Nominations are due March 15.
Brokering Accessors Hack-a-Thon at RDA March 11 and 12 The RDA Brokering Interest Group, in collaboration with the NSF EarthCube project BCube, is sponsoring a Accessor Development Hack-a-Thon at the 5th RDA plenary in San Diego, CA. Accessors are the modules that add new capabilities to a brokering framework. We invite you to join our broker development team in creating new accessors to meet your specific needs. The Hack-a-Thon will take place on March 11th and 12th. Participation must be limited to 12 developers in order to ensure an effective experience. For more details follow this link. To request a place in the Hack-a-Thon, contact Siri Jodha Khalsa at email@example.com.
Announcement for the release of a Call for Participation (CFP) for the AIP-8
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 8th phase of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-8). AIP-8 aims to increase the use of GEOSS resources by end-users. An end-user might be, for example, a farmer in a developing nation whose cell phone app accesses an online service that supplies planting advice and market forecasts based on sophisticated processing of data acquired by satellites, local Internet-connected sensors, and social networks.
A Roundtable Discussion on Advancements in Information Technology and the Next Ten Years of the Global Earth Observation System of System
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a global partnership of 97 governments and 88 organizations, is working to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) â€“ a network of Earth observation systems, databases and models. The purpose of GEOSS is to provide access to critical environmental information to decision-makers around the world. With the recent evolution of data & analytics technologies, as well as an increasing demand for access to data, services and information, GEO is preparing a forward-looking strategy to capitalize on the advancements in computing architecture, data discovery, and information delivery.
To help GEO plan its post-2015 strategy, this roundtable event will explore the options for the GEOSS architecture post 2015. It will include a discussion of partnership opportunities with commercial companies and the open-source community.