Preview: Winter Meeting call for sessions, peer recognition and leadership opportunities, DataONE webinar, Net Migration Grids by Decade, Coastal Community Resilience job, and telecon reminders. 

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ESIP Update: September 28, 2015

Hi ESIP - Visioneers are meeting TODAY, Monday September 28th, 12 PT/3 ET to discuss the 2016 Winter Meeting theme! Please come with ideas or add your ideas to the wiki:

We also have several peer recognition and student opportunities with deadlines coming up! 
Raskin Scholarship: October 1
ESIP Student Fellows: 
October 9
Martha Maiden Award: October 31
ESIP of the Year Partner Award: October 31

If you have any items you'd like to see included in next week's update, hit reply or email me at - Annie
Federation News:
  • Winter Meeting Call for Sessions
  • IT&I Rant and Rave with Raj Pandya
  • ESIP Peer Recognition Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities
Around the Federation:
  • Global Estimated Net Migration Grids by Decade
  • Upcoming DataONE Webinar
  • Vacancy Announcement: Coastal Community Resilience
  • Monday: Cloud Computing, Visioneers
  • Wednesday: Data Stewardship
  • Thursday: Disasters
Link to ESIP's meeting calendar here.

Federation News

Winter Meeting call for Sessions
We’re inviting proposals for sessions and presentations from technical practitioners, scientist and educators for the 2016 Winter Meeting.  At this meeting we will also have a few new types of breakout sessions. Submit your ideas to the ESIP Commons (Instructions).

Sessions are due by Oct 30, 2015.

Thriving Earth Exchange/IT&I Rant and Rave
AGU's Thriving Earth Exchange and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are collaborating to encourage the use of cloud-computing to advance solutions to community challenges related to natural resources, climate change and natural hazards. Their Sharing Solutions Challenge [1] is looking for projects that have working prototypes that address community challenges using Earth science data or tools. Winning projects will receive $15K in grant funds for AWS cloud services.

The deadline for this opportunity is Oct 16, 2015.
For the 8 Oct 2015 ESIP IT&I Rant and Rave seminar, Raj Pandya, Director of the Thriving Earth Exchange, will be discussing and answering questions about the Thriving Earth Exchange and the Sharing Solutions Call for Projects. (More information on this Rant and Rave seminar will be coming soon to the Rants & Raves page [2].)

ESIP Peer Recognition
The ESIP Federation is a community of practitioners. One important aspect of this community is recognizing the important contributions made by members of the ESIP Federation community. Two opportunities are available:

Martha Maiden Award - In honor of Martha E. Maiden’s leadership, dedication and tireless efforts to nurture the ESIP Federation into a vibrant and mature organization, this 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.

ESIP of the Year Partner Award - Honoring an ESIP partner organization that best exemplifies the spirit of ESIP in one or more areas.

We are accepting nominations for both awards through October 31st. 

Accepting Nominations for Leadership Opportunities
ESIP elections are coming up! Please contact the 2015 ESIP Leaders, Erin or me if you have questions. If you would like to nominate yourself or others email the Nomination Committee chair: All offices are competed annually.

Around the Federation
Global Estimated Net Migration Grids by Decade
The Global Estimated Net Migration Grids by Decade: 1970-2000 

Produced for the United Kingdom Foresight project on Migration and Global Environmental Change, the Net Migration Grids by Decade data set provides estimates of net migration over the three decades from 1970 to 2000. Because of the lack of globally consistent data on migration, indirect estimation methods were used. The authors relied on a combination of data on spatial population distribution for four time slices (1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000) and subnational rates of natural increase in order to derive estimates of net migration on a 30 arc-second (~1km) grid cell basis. Net migration was estimated by subtracting the population in time period 2 from the population in time period 1, and then subtracting the natural increase (births minus deaths). The residual was considered to be net migration (in-migrants minus out-migrants). The authors ran 13 geospatial net migration estimation models based on outputs from the same number of imputation runs for urban and rural rates of natural increase. This data set represents the average of those runs. These data are reliable at broad scales of analysis (e.g. ecosystems or regions), but are generally not reliable for local level analyses.

Upcoming DataONE Webinar
We are pleased to open registration for the October DataONE Webinar Series event (

The Open Science Framework: Increasing Reproducibility Across the Entire Research Lifecycle

Dr. Courtney Soderbery, Center for Open Science.
Tuesday October 13th at 9:00am Pacific / 12:00 noon Eastern.

The webinar abstract is available below.  There is no cost to registration however you must pre-register  

We welcome you to join us for this and future webinars in the series.  Webinars are held on the 2ndTuesday of each month at 12 noon Eastern Time.  They will be recorded and made available for viewing latter the same day. A Q&A forum will also be available to attendees and later viewers alike.

More information on the DataONE Webinar Series can be found at: and we welcome suggestions for speakers and topics.

Vacancy Announcement: Coastal Community Resilience
Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting applicants for a coastal community resilience and adaptation specialist. The research assistant professor position is open to candidates with a master’s degree or higher in a broad range of sciences or community planning, with experience in a field such as coastal hazards, coastal engineering, community planning, and rural development.

The search committee is looking for a new faculty member who will integrate into the current Alaska SeaGrant Marine Advisory Program, bringing knowledge and skills in areas such as community hazard mitigation, economic resilience, and climate change adaptation planning.
The position is funded by Alaska Sea Grant, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment, Alaska Ocean Observing System, and NOAA.
The new specialist will be based at the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program office in Anchorage. A more detailed description and instructions on how to apply available here:

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Annie Burgess
Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 585.738.7549 |

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