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Monday Update - March 25, 2013

Good morning! I hope those of you getting snow from Virgil are able to easily dig out. Ready for Spring!

ESIP News: 
- Contribute to the ESIP Website
- Past ESIP Meeting Attendance Overview
- Summer Meeting Call for Sessions

Around the Federation:
- [JobOpp] JPL GIBS Software Engineer
IEDA Invites Applications for Data Rescue Mini-Awards
- Big Data from Space | 5-7 June 2013 | Call for Abstracts
- DReMeR '13 Call for Papers
- Upcoming EarthCube Domain workshops 

Telecons this week:
- Today: Earth Science Collaboratory
- Tuesday: Semantic Web
- Wednesday: Decisions
- Thursday: Energy/Climate

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

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ESIP News: 

Invitation to add content to ESIP sites! 
Now that we have a single sign-on across the ESIP sites, it is possible to add job opportunities, blog posts and funding opportunities directly to Things that are posted to the site will be tweeted through our @esipfed account for additional exposure. I'm looking forward to the community adding content here. 

Past ESIP Meeting Attendance 
I had an interesting question posed this past week about # of attendees coming from particular organizations. In light of travel restrictions, I thought it might be useful to share these two charts. The first shows overal participation by sector.

The second chart shows the government agency breakout.

Because our meetings are generally around 200 people, we don't have a major concern of hitting the 50 person limit that has been imposed at some organizations. 

Summer Meeting Call for Sessions: The Summer ESIP Federation meeting, July 9-12, 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, call for sessions is now open. Submit your session proposal to the ESIP Commons (instructions) and your ideas for NC Museum of Natural Science presentations to this Google FormQuestions? Contact Carol or Erin. 

For sessions already submitted see the Commons.  

Around the Federation: 

JPL GIBS Software Engineer
Software engineering position at JPL working on the GIBS (Global Imagery Browse Services) project, a collaborative effort between ESDIS (Earth Science Data and Information System) and PO.DAAC (Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center).  This is a key position within the project that needs to be filled as soon as possible.  Details of the position can be found here.
IEDA Invites Applications for Data Rescue Mini-Awards
IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications), the NSF data facility that operates EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System, is looking to grant four Data Rescue Mini-awards as part of a Data Rescue Initiative. Applications (maximum 3 pages) should be submitted by April 5, 2013, to IEDA Director Kerstin Lehnert (, and should include
  • a brief description of the data sets that will be assembled, such as type of data, volume, format (.xls, .txt, grids, etc.), and current status (e.g. on tape, on paper, on-line, etc.)
  • a statement that explains the relevance of the data set(s) for future re-use
  • a project plan how the successful completion of the project will be achieved and to what extent IEDA staff is needed to assist. For sample-based data such as geochemical analyses, the sample archiving situation should be discussed.
  • a budget outline
Big Data from Space | ESA-ESRIN 5-7 June 2013 | Call for Abstracts | EXTENDED DEADLINE
The European Space Agency in Frascati is organising a “Big data from Space” event to address the barriers that hamper an effective use of large volumes of Earth observation data. The event will focus on issues associated with the organisation and delivery of large volumes of contemporary and historical Earth observations, either space-based or from ground (including ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, wireless sensor networks). Please click here to download the Flyer. You may find updated deadlines and guidelines to submit your abstract at:

DReMeR '13 - International Workshop on Designing Reusable Components and Measuring Reusability Call for Papers, Deadline - April 15, 2013. 
Main Page:
ICSR Workshop page:

Upcoming EarthCube Domain workshops 

Sedimentary Geology
Date: March 25-26, 2013
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Organizers: Marjorie Chan (University of Utah), David Budd, University of Colorado Boulder
Contact: Marjorie Chan, marjorie.chan AT

Community Modeling
Date: April 22-23, 2013
Location: Boulder, CO
Group Organizers: Louise Kellogg (University of California, Davis), Jennifer Arrigo (CUAHSI), Lorraine Hwang (Computational Infrastructure Dynamics), Scott Peckham (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System), David Tarboton (Utah State University)
Contact: Ariel Shoresh, ariel AT (Travel Logistics), Lorraine Hwang, ljhwang AT (Workshop Questions)

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Erin Robinson
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