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ESIP UPDATE: October 31, 2016 

Good morning all - 

I'm very happy to announce that the 2017 ESIP Summer Meeting (July 24-28th) will be at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana! Our meeting will be hosted by the Global Network Operations Center (GNOC), an ESIP member since 2014. We are excited for our first-ever Indiana meeting and look forward to sharing more details about Summer Meeting events, travel and accommodations in Bloomington soon! 

There are lots of deadlines today and tomorrow - best of luck to everyone submitting sessions, nominations and comments! Remember, if there is somet
hing you'd like to see in next Monday's update, please let me know! 

Annie B (Bruce is on travel until Nov 9).  
annieburgess AT

Federation News 
  • Deadline Today: ESIP Winter Meeting Sessions
  • Deadline Today: ESIP Software Guidelines Comment Period
  • Deadline Today: Martha Maiden Award Nominations
  • Deadline Tomorrow: ESIP Testbed Proposals
  • Call for Ignite@AGU Speakers
  • Data Management Training Clearinghouse is LIVE!
Around the Federation
  • 2016 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop
  • Committee on Advancing Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics
  • JobOpps: ESSIC Software Engineer Data Steward
  • JobOpps: EDI Data Manager
  • JobOpps: LP.DAAC Geospatial Software Developer | Systems Engineer
  • JobOpps: OPeNDAP Software Engineer | Technical Writer
  • StudentOpps: Postdoc in Data Mining for Environmental Geosciences  
  • Tuesday: Ag & Climate
  • Wednesday: Usability
  • Thursday: Disaster Lifecycle
See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 
Federation News
Deadline Today: 2017 Winter Meeting Sessions
In 2017, ESIP will focus on our second strategic goal: To strengthen ties between observer, data provider and user communities. This will officially kick-off at the ESIP Winter Meeting. We’re inviting proposals for sessions and presentations from technical practitioners, scientist and educators for the ESIP Winter Meeting, January 11-13, 2017 in Bethesda, MD.  Please submit your session ideas to the ESIP Commons (Instructions). Sessions are due by Monday Oct 31, 2016.

Deadline Today: ESIP Software Guidelines Comment Period
Last call for comments on the draft of ESIP's research code/software guidelines. If anyone has thoughts on code notebooks as code, documentation or workflow tool, (or references), now's the time. For questions, email sorenscott AT

Deadline Tomorrow: ESIP Testbed Proposals
The call for Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Testbed proposals is now open. The ESIP Testbed is a neutral space where individuals work across agency and discipline to address relevant Earth sciences informatics challenges. Priority for funding will be given to collaborative projects that involve multiple ESIP members; we have 180+ member organizations, find out if yours is a member here Consistent with our mission and vision, the results of these projects will be made public, available for peer review and available for others to build upon.

Proposals may be submitted by any individual belonging to an ESIP member organization or a team of such individuals. For more information, read the full solicitation here. All inquiries should be addressed to the Testbed Configuration Board at

Deadline Today: Martha Maiden Award Nominations
Now is your opportunity to help recognize one of your colleagues who has spent a lifetime in the service of Earth Science. The Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Earth Science Information Community was established in 2009 to recognize outstanding service to the Earth science information community. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth Science information. ESIP VP Christine White is heading up the nominations committee. Feel free to email her with any questions: cwhite AT

Call for Ignite@AGU speakers
Once again ESIP is hosting an evening of lightning talks. Ignite@AGU (Wednesday, Dec. 14) lets ten speakers each talk 5 minutes to tell their Earth science/data stories. This is a great opportunity to let your peers know how passionate you are about your research. You can sign up here. Check out last year's talks here. Scott Berkun has some great tips on how to give an Ignite talk. It really is fun. Submission deadline is Nov. 14th. 

Data Management Training Clearinghouse is LIVE!
This week, the Data Management Training Clearinghouse site is live at – come check it out!  All the functionality is available to the public including the Search, Browse, and documentation pages (Help and About). At this point, submission of content to the inventory of data management training resources is available to those with an ESIP account, but those who do not have an account can register to get one, and then submit information about resources upon login. 
Around the Federation
2016 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop
The theme of this year’s Giovanni Workshop, which will take place November 15-17, 2016, is “Using Giovanni for Geoscience Education”. There will be four presentations on November 15 and four on November 16. On November 17, the status of Giovanni and future plans will be presented, followed by a presentation on the status of the NASA NEO tool. In the afternoon, there will be a ‘Town Hall’ discussion regarding new capabilities that could be added to Giovanni would be particular useful to geoscience educators. 

Registration information is here. Abstracts for each presentation are available in the October 2016 issue of The Giovanni News
The full schedule for the workshop is provided here.

Committee on Advancing Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invite you to nominate experts to serve on a new committee to make recommendations to the Gulf Research Program on activities – including research, observations, and analyses – needed to characterize the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current system dynamics and improve the effectiveness of modeling and forecasting efforts.

Individuals with expertise in field campaigns, physical oceanography, dynamical systems, oceanographic instrumentation, data acquisition, subsea communications, ocean engineering, and oceanographic and atmospheric modeling and forecasting are needed. Learn more about the study here. The deadline for nominations is TODAY.

Submit your nominations here.

JobOpps: Arctic Data Software Engineer/Data Steward
This position entails establishing an Archival information system for Arctic environmental datasets assembled through the NSF Arctic Data Center program ( in collaboration with the NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and DataONE. Arctic data sets will be submitted to NCEI following DataONE protocols and prepared for long-term preservation within NCEI’s archive and access systems.
Read more here.

JobOpps: EDI Data Manager
The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is a new project, funded by the National Science Foundation to provide professional data management, archiving and publishing to other projects funded by the NSF Division of Biology program, specifically the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER), Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), Macrosystems Biology (MSB), and the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS). Duties will include curating and archiving a wide variety of datasets from researchers, frequently involving a fairly short turnaround time if data publication is required for paper acceptance.
For more information about this job opportunity, please visit this site

JobOpps: LP.DAAC Geospatial Software Developer | Systems Engineer
NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), located at the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Center in Sioux Falls, SD, is looking to fill two positions as part of the Technical Services Support Contract (TSSC). The positions are listed by the prime contractor, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc..
JobOpps: OPeNDAP Software Engineer | Technical Writer
There are two new positions open at OPeNDAP: OPeNDAP is both the name of a non-profit organization and the commonly-used name of a protocol which the OPeNDAP organization has developed. The DAP2 protocol provides a discipline-neutral means of requesting and providing data across the World Wide Web. The goal is to allow end users, whoever they may be, to access immediately whatever data they require in a form they can use, all while using applications they already possess and are familiar with.

StudentOpps: Postdoc in Data Mining for Environmental Geosciences
Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a recently funded NSF project to explore the distribution of methane concentrations and emissions in natural waters in regions of shale gas development.  We seek one postdoc for a one-year term with excellent chances for reappointment (funding is available for up to 3 years). The best candidate will have a background in both geosciences and computing and will work in an interdisciplinary team. 

Read more here.
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Annie Burgess
ESIP Federation |
Bruce Caron
ESIP Federation | 805-966-1100 |

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