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ESIP UPDATE: December 14, 2015

Hi all, good morning and happy 2015 AGU! This has shaped up to be a banner year for data and informatics! There have already been lots of announcements about AGU events, so I won't add too many more here. Just a quick reminder that Rebecca posted an ESIP Media Advisory for AGU and a crowdsourced Google Spreadsheet of all the sessions and activities that may be of interest. Please add any you think are relevant to the ESIP community!

If you have any items you'd like to see included in the next update, hit reply or email me at  

Come on by the ESIP booth (#113) and say hi!
- Annie

Federation News

  • Launch of AGU/ESIP Data Blog
  • ESIP Winter Meeting [Updated Deadlines] - early bird rates end 12/21
Around the Federation
  • Yaxing Wei Receives WDS Data Stewardship Award
  • Disaster Resilience in America on Federal News Radio
  • [JobOpps] Postdoc - Connecting Modeling Frameworks
  • [JobOpps] Scientific Programmer for Climate Risk Management


  • No telecons this week. Happy AGU everyone!
Link to ESIP's meeting calendar here.
Federation News

Launch of AGU/ESIP Data Blog 
Rebecca Fowler, ESIP Communications and Outreach Director, is the editor of a new blog hosted by AGU that highlights the importance of Earth and space science data and its contributions to society. Posts in this series will showcase data facilities and data scientists; explain how Earth and space science data is collected, managed and used; explore what this data tells us about the planet; and delve into the challenges and issues involved in managing and using data. This series is intended to demystify Earth and space science data, and share how this data shapes our understanding of the world.

Read the first post here. Great work Rebecca!


ESIP Winter Meeting
ESIP Commons: Abstracts for posters and sessions must be uploaded to the Commons by December 21st to be included in the printed material and mobile app. 

Remote Participation: Let Annie Burgess ( know by December 21st if your session requires remote participation support. 

Schedule: Check out the 2016 Winter Meeting at-a-glance

Registration: For those in ESIP member organizations, the early registration rate is $415 and for non-member organizations, the rate is $550. Both rates will go up $100 in December 21, 2012, to $515 and $650, respectively. There is also a one-day rate and special student rate. Register here!

Location: The 2016 Winter Meeting will be held at the Wardman Park Marriott. Hotel reservations can be made online now in the ESIP room block at the Marriott Woodley Park. All meeting details are on the meeting page. A block of rooms is available at the Wardman Park Marriott. Rooms at the Marriott are $179/night (plus tax). Reservations can be booked online here.

All Meeting Details & Sessions can be found in the ESIP Commons:

Around the Federation
Yaxing Wei Receives WDS Data Stewardship Award
Yaxing Wei, a geospatial information scientist in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC), was selected by the International Council for Science's World Data System to receive the 2015 WDS Data Stewardship Award. Wei is recognized by the WDS science committee for "exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through engagement with the community, academic achievements and innovations." Wei will receive the award and a prize at SciDataCon 2016. 

Disaster Resilience in America on Federal News Radio
An interview with ESIP member StormCenter Communications Inc. CEO Dave Jones recently aired on the show “Disaster Resilience in America” on Federal News Radio (1500 AM in Washington, DC). The program can be accessed at this link:
This discussion touches in the inability of agencies to share data and how that is compromising the ability to respond to rapidly developing events. Dave also talked a bit about the National Weather Service and Weather Ready Nation. 

[JobOpps] Postdoc - Connecting Modeling Frameworks
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group. The research will support an exciting new decadal NASA program called the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE; The Arctic-Boreal Region is being impacted by climate change more than anywhere else in the world, yet this region is the source of among the largest uncertainties to global climate projections. 

See the full job advertisement here

[JobOpps] Scientific Programmer in Software Development for Climate Risk Management
A Scientific Programmer position is available in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. Successful candidates will become part of an interdisciplinary research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM, Centered at Penn State and linking 18 universities and five research institutions in six nations, SCRiM addresses the question: What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate-risk management strategies?

See the full job advertisement here

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Annie Burgess
Community Director
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