Strategic Plan | Call for new ESIP members | AGU Abstracts due this Wed 

ESIP Update - August 4

Good morning! Happy to be back to the Updates after a few weeks off. A few other things to keep in mind as we get rolling again - we'll be calling for 2015 ESIP Student Fellows and the Raskin Scholarship in the next week. We'll also have a call for Ignite@AGU 2014 presenters coming soon. 

Federation News:
  • ESIP Strategic Plan - Your input is needed! 
  • WSSSPE paper from ESIP: Community Recommendations for Sustainable Software 
  • Fall New Member Class - Call for Applications

Around the Federation: 

  • AGU Abstracts due Wednesday!
  • Food Resilience added to
  • EarthCube Standing Committees & Working Group CFP 
  • Job Opp: University of Idaho, Environmental Data Manager
  • Job Opp: FES Executive Director
  • Job Opp: NOAA Viz and Science On a Sphere Program Coordinator


  • Tues - Agriculture & Climate
  • Fri - Data Stewardship

If you have items for next week, questions, or general comments about ESIP, please reply to this note.

Thanks for reading!


Federation News

ESIP 2015-2020 Strategic Plan - Your Input is needed! 
We have honed the strategic plan goals down to a small set. At the Summer Meeting, there were flip charts around registration with goals to capture ideas on things ESIP can do to reach those goals. I have turned that into an electronic form and would love your continued input through the month of July. 

If you are interested in actively contributing, beyond goal ideas, to the ESIP Strategic Plan please send Emily Law ( or me an email. We are putting together a small work group to draft the plan over the late Summer/Fall. Thanks in advance for your contributions here!

WSSSPE Paper - Community Recommendations for Sustainable Software
By Bob Downs, Chris Lenhardt, Erin Robinson, Nic Weber, Ethan Davis
Abstract: A facilitated, roundtable discussion activity at the 2014 ESIP Summer Meeting elicited recommendations on sustainable software that fell into three broad themes – (1) improving collaboration and community engagement through publications and presentations (2) developing workshops, training & documenting best practices and (3) creating incentives and motivation w/ awards, citation and a reviewed software repository. 
For the full paper:

Fall New Member Class - Call for Applications
The next round of new member applications will be reviewed at the end of August. Please submit your organizational membership app by next Friday, August 15. More information about ESIP membership | online application. Other questions about membership? Email Partnership Chair, Tyler Stevens ( or me. 
Around the Federation 

AGU abstracts due Wednesday, August 6
Just a friendly reminder that AGU abstracts are due this Wednesday. Lots of sessions have been shared through ESIP-ALL

Food Resilience added to
Last week the White House unveiled the second theme for the Climate Data Initiative. Many agencies across the governement released data related to food resilience. More details on the launch can be found in the blog post by Ana Privette (co-chair of ESIP's Energy & Climate WG) and the White House Fact Sheet.

EarthCube Standing Committee & Working Group CFP
Use this form to express your interest in learning more about the standing committees and teams and to volunteer to help shape the EarthCube that you want to be a part of! 

Working groups are ad hoc, time-limited structures that respond to a pressing issue or opportunity related to EarthCube’s goals or an activity or deliverable related to EarthCube’s goals. If you did not have a chance to attend the Emergent Working Groups session at the All-Hands Meeting, or if you have an idea for a working group you'd like to pursue, please fill out this Working Group Proposal Form.

Telecon tomorrow for more information on both. Details here

Job Opp: Environmental Data Manager @ University of Idaho 
The Environmental Data Manager will work with statewide researchers in the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant entitled “Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES). This position will work alongside existing data management specialists within the Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN), a data management enterprise at the University of Idaho.  Details:

Job Opp: Executive Director @ Foundation for Earth Science 
The Foundation for Earth Science invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Foundation for Earth Science (FES; is a non-profit 501(c)(3) scientific and education organization created to support research networks and communities that provide the information systems backbone for dissemination and use of Earth science information. Its primary responsibility is to provide executive support to the Earth science community for these ends. A full position description can be found at To apply, please send cover letter, CV and names and addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, with best consideration given to applications submitted prior to August 29, 2014. FES is an equal opportunity employer.  For further information, please contact Dr. Charles Hutchinson ((520) 349-4987; 

Job Opp: NOAA Viz and Science On a Sphere Program Coordinator
Know someone who's looking for a job, is tech savvy, and understands Earth sciences? 
The NOAA Visualization Lab is hiring a Program Coordinator for the Science On a Sphere at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. This is a full-time, on-site, contract position. Details at
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Erin Robinson
Information and Virtual Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 314.369.9954 |
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