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ESIP Monday Update - July 22, 2013

Hello! Thanks to all of you that contributed to the ESIP Summer Meeting a week ago. It was a very productive week in Chapel Hill. The plenary panels on Software Institutes and the Data Decadal Survey are posted. Bruce Caron also posted the Drupal keynote by Angie Byron (#Webchick). Two new clusters formed - Science Software and Agriculture & Climate. More details on both of these will follow. 

There were two press releases out last week from the ESIP Federation, one on the nine new members voted into the Federation and the other was on the meeting highlights

Around the Federation: 
- [JobOpp] AZGS Project Coordinator
- [JobOpp] Four Opportunities at NCEAS
[JobOpp] Data Services Architect, Columbus Technologies

Telecons this week:
- Monday: Earth Sci Collab; Cloud; Preservation AGU Town hall planning
- Wednesday: Drupal
- Thursday: Data Decadal; Energy & Climate

Please send updates for next week's update to me by Sunday evening (or post directly to!).

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Around the Federation: 

[JobOpp] AZGS Project Coordinator
Location: Tucson, AZ
Salary Range: $33,535 to $41,995 DOE

Description: The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is seeking to hire Project Coordinators to assist with a community building process, designed to identify, test, and evaluate scenarios for governance for cyberinfrastructure of the Geosciences as part of the EarthCube initiative. More information on EarthCube is available at  <  <>.  Project Coordinators will be assigned to work with and support a number of project members and constituency groups, representing a diverse set of organizations and people from across the country, in order to handle communication, meetings and workshop organization, researching and preparation of reports), and other tasks as assigned. For all details:

[JobOpp] Four Opportunities at NCEAS
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Informatics Software Engineer
  • Scientific Programmer/Analyst
  • Software Designer
For all details see the website:

JobOpp] Data Services Architect, Columbus Technologies
Location: Greenbelt, MD

The incumbent will support the Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. This position will help identify requirements, define architectures, evaluate solutions and manage the implementation of data services for over 5PB of NASA Earth Science data. The Data Services Architect will focus on evaluating technologies, developing plans, creating prototypes, preforming trade studies and providing engineering analysis for technologies that will transform how users interact with NASA Earth Science Data Centers. The candidate will support and manage on-going activities providing engineering analysis, trade studies, reports, developing and documenting application-level requirements, presentations, and aid for collaboration activities, including web sites, weekly conference calls, etc. The candidate should have a solid understanding of emerging technologies for data storage, transformation, and retrieval including implementation of services such as OPeNDAP, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), web services, cloud-computing, etc. A background in Earth science data, processing, archiving, and distribution methods with an understanding of the analytic purposes to which the data is used is highly desirable.

For all details see the website:

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Erin Robinson
Information and Virtual Community Director
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