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ESIP News and Events

ESIP Community Fellows Applications (Due Oct 7)

The deadline is Friday, Oct 7 for the next cohort of ESIP Community Fellows applications from grad students and post-docs. Check out the ESIP student opportunities page for more information. (And make sure to get your letters of support wrapped up!)
 

Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Earth Science Information Community (Due Oct 31)

In honor of Martha E. Maiden’s leadership, dedication and tireless efforts to nurture ESIP into a vibrant and mature organization, the Martha Maiden Award 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. This award is named for Martha E. Maiden, NASA Program Executive for Earth Data Systems. Ms. Maiden is widely credited for nurturing the ESIP Federation in its infancy and has overseen its growth and maturity. This award is presented annually at the January meeting. Learn more and submit full nomination package by 10/31.
 

Next IT&I Tech Dive Webinar: Meet the openEO Team (Oct 13)

openEO is a modern high-level API aiming to define earth observation processing workflows independent from the infrastructure in which they are processed. It is based on the concept of virtual data cubes. A broad ecosystem of open-source client and server implementations has evolved around it.

Join us for the Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Tech Dive Webinar with openEO and the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) on Thursday, October 13 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:
  • Monday
    • Partnership Committee (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Agriculture and Climate (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • EDIJ Committee (3 p.m. EDT)
    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (4 p.m. EDT)
    • Envirosensing (5 p.m. EDT)
    • COR (5 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • IM Code Registry (2 p.m. EDT) 
  • Thursday 
    • CANCELLED Biological Data Standards (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • Disaster Life Cycle (4 p.m. EDT)

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. Please review and follow our community guidelines

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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How WDS helps provide universal, equitable access to data around the world (Oct 4)

Meredith Goins is the executive director of the World Data System (WDS) – International Program Office (IPO). WDS is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Science Council (ISC; formerly ICSU) working to provide universal, equitable access to data around the world. She will be presenting at the NOAA Science Seminar series on Tuesday, October 4 at 1 p.m. EDT. Register through NOAA for this free and publicly available webinar.
 

Disabilities in Disasters (Oct 4)

Hosted by the All Hazards Consortium, this free webinar at noon EDT covers what actions should be taken to address individuals with disabilities before, during, and after a disaster. Register through the Business Resiliency Virtual Discussion Series. 
 

Accessing and Analyzing Air Quality Data from Geostationary Satellites (Oct 11, 18, and 25)

This will be a three-part webinar series in partnership with NOAA and the National Institute Of Environmental Research (NIER, South Korea) on air quality (AQ) data analysis from geostationary satellites. The webinar series will a) provide an overview of geostationary capabilities for monitoring air quality around the world; b) introduce geostationary aerosol datasets from GOES-East, GOES-West, Himawari 8, and the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS); and 3) present data access and python tools to read and analyze the datasets. Register with NASA's ARSET program.
 

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Open Science Survey (Oct 31)

Take the Research Data Alliance's survey on open science to help identify perceptions and expectations regarding how FAIR data, open software, and other open science activities are or should be taken into consideration and incentivized.


Open Science Funding Opportunity (Dec 8)

Transform to Open Science Training (TOPST) solicits proposals to advance open science literacy. This element will support three types of activities: development of ScienceCore materials, implementation of summer schools, and virtual cohorts. Learn more about the timeline and details.  

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
 
You'll find positions like:

  • Cloud Data Platform Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, responsible for understanding and meeting software operational and engineering requirements
  • Data Manager, Arizona State University, to provide direct data management support for grant-funded research projects
  •  Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Department of Geography, with a focus on cutting-edge geospatial technologies
  • IT Manager, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), to oversee operational IT and scientific cyberinfrastructure and related partnerships
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