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New Libraries Cluster, Testbed RFP release shifted | News GCM, EarthCube C4P, NSF Big Data Innovation Hub RFP 

ESIP Update - March 30


Good Morning! Last week I attended NASA's Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) Annual Meeting. A few highlights relevant to ESIP: (1) Information Quality will be spinning back up in ESIP and the Data Quality ESDSWG will be using the Summer and Winter meetings to vet recommendations with the community; (2) Open Source WG in ESDSWG is looking forward to continued collaboration with ESIP; (3) Data-Intensive Architecture is looking to connect across NASA, ESIP, EarthCube and others. 

Reminders: Federation News
  • Jonathan Chiang will present at 4/27 ESIP-Cloud telecon
  • ESIP Testbed RFP release shifted to mid-May 2015
  • New library cluster
  • Summer 2015 - Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA - July 14-17 Call for Sessions

Around the Federation:

  • GCMD/IDN Science Keywords Version 8.1 Released
  • C4P Webinar - Introduction to two Paleoceanographic Projects OC3 and IPODs, and Why EarthCube is building the open geoscience community-commons
  • Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem

Telecons (Call-in details on the link):

  • Thurs. - IT&I, Partnership
  • Fri - Science Software

If you have items for next week, questions, or general comments about ESIP, just hit reply. 

Thanks for reading!

Erin 

Federation News

Jonathan Chiang will present at 4/27 ESIP-Cloud telecon:
Jonathan Chiang is the IT Chief Engineer and a member of the Executive Cloud Steering Board at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  He presented at our 2014 Winter meeting.  Since that meeting Jonathan has been working on improving On-Premise Cloud Computing offering within JPL as well as managing access to external vendors.  Jonathan will join our Monday 4/27/2015 telecon @10:00am (PT) / 1:00pm (ET) to discuss his experience and lesson-learned. Details, subscribe to the ESIP-Cloud list

ESIP Testbed RFP Shifted to May 2015
As you know, the Products & Services Committee – with your help - is in the process of re-envisioning the ESIP Testbed. We’ve discussed plans to extend the Testbed to include not only the incubation of projects (current model) but a framework for soliciting feedback, project infusion, and hosting. These upcoming changes impact our current Testbed RFP text. Thus instead of releasing an RFP this week with a deadline for proposals at the end-of-April, we are postponing the next Testbed RFP deadline to mid-June (with the RFP release targeted for mid-May), and then a subsequent RFP call near the end of the year instead of October. This new timeframe also aligns the Testbed RFP more with the ESIP Summer and Winter meetings.

New Library cluster in ESIP
The ESIP Federation Libraries Cluster brings together individuals and organizations that are interested in identifying the ways in which libraries can contribute more effectively to the creation, management, preservation, discovery and use of Earth science data and information.  By bringing together Earth science data and information librarians and researchers into the cluster we will be able to exchange lessons learned, strategies developed, and solutions to shared problems - accelerating our work within our respective institutions in support of Earth science data and information creation, management, preservation, discovery and use. Join the list-serv & visit the wiki workspace

Summer 2015 - Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA - July 14-17 Call for Sessions: 
We’re inviting proposals for sessions and presentations from technical practitioners, scientist and educators for the Summer Meeting. We want to hear stories and innovation from around the Earth science community crossing sectors and organizations. We’re interested in success stories and cautionary tales; best practices and abject failures; lessons of the past and visions of the future. 

While the theme focuses on data-driven community resilience, sessions are welcome on all topics relevant to ESIP. Submit your ideas to the ESIP Commons (Instructions). Sessions are due by April 27, 2015.

Around the Federation 

GCMD/IDN Science Keywords Version 8.1 Released 
The GCMD/IDN staff is pleased to announce the release of version 8.1 of the GCMD/IDN Science Keywords. Additions and changes to the keywords are the result of collaborations with the Earth Science community. This release represents a revision to the Land Surface and Atmosphere keywords below that includes 246 new keywords and 10 updated keywords.
C4P Webinar - Introduction to two Paleoceanographic Projects OC3 and IPODs, and Why EarthCube is building the open geoscience community-commons

The link to the webinar is WebEx link for March 31, 3pm EDT

The Collaboration and Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeoscience (C4P) EarthCube RCN is hosting Spring 2015 webinars that will focus on learning about related Paleogeoscience projects and other relevant EarthCube and CI projects.

Introduction to two Paleoceanographic Projects OC3 (Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling) and IPODS (Investigating Past Ocean Dynamics)  (Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University) OC3 and IPODS both try to advance our understanding of the ocean since the Last Glacial Maximum (20,000 years ago). OC3 aims to synthesize stable carbon isotope (d13C) records from ocean sediments, while IPODS focuses on radiocarbon (D14C) and other proxies (eNd, Pa/Th) that are used to reconstruct ocean dynamics. Both groups had their joint inaugural meeting last fall. Here I'll try to discuss common issues in paleoceanographic data synthesis and hope to connect with EarthCube's cyber-scientists who may be interested and willing to help.

From Know-how to Know-what: Why EarthCube is building the open geoscience community-commons 
(Bruce Caron, EarthCube Program Office Manager) This talk will look at how EarthCube—through its goals and vision (and the combined efforts of its volunteers)—will provide a shared knowledge space within which to build research community goods that add value to open science content (i.e., the emerging open-science commons). This added value will be realized across a range of the academy: from member scientists, to individual science domains, to the entire geosciences. 

(For plain text postings where the link did not show up: Any updated links or information will be posted at http://earthcube.org/workspace/c4p/c4p-webinars)

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem
To sustain the forward momentum of the “Data to Knowledge to Action” event, NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is seeking to establish a national network of “Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs” (BD Hubs). The overarching vision for this network of hubs is to create an agile and sustainable national Big Data innovation ecosystem that enables the United States to better leverage Big Data technologies and techniques in addressing societal challenges; increasing productivity and spurring economic development; enhancing scientific discovery; and providing for national defense and security.

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Erin Robinson
Executive Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 314.369.9954 | erinrobinson@esipfed.org 
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