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ESIP Update - Nov 3

Good Morning! A few interesting meetings this week to follow along remotely - SciDataCon in New Dehli, India (#Scidatacon2014) and the NSF Polar Data Visualization Workshop in NYC (#NSFPolarDataVis). We have posted additional remote participation instructions for the NSF Polar Data Viz Workshop. Quick reminder that registration for the 2015 ESIP Winter Meeting is open.

Federation News
  • Member Highlight: Goddard Earth Science DISC 
  • Drupal WG Replay - Backup/Migrate Module presented by Gorton Studio
  • Winter Meeting News - Registration/Hotel
  • Reminders: Ignite@AGU Call for Presenters 

Around the Federation: 

  • EarthCube Leadership Council - At-Large Nomination
  • NASA Funding & Future National Climate Assessments
  • *Link Correction* OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed
  • [JobOpp] 2 Programmer Positions available with DataONE


  • Today - Cloud Computing
  • Tues - Ag & Climate
  • Thurs - IT & I

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

Thanks for reading!


Federation News

Member Highlight: Goddard Earth Science DISC  
This past week we featured long-time ESIP member, the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). The GES DISC specializes in archiving, distributing, stewarding, and providing user data access and analysis services for remote sensing data associated with global Atmospheric Composition, Atmospheric Dynamics, Hydrology, Precipitation, and Global Modeling data.

In addition, the GES DISC has developed tools and services that promote easier use and usability of Earth science data and information. In this highlight, they share the work they are doing with data rods. For all the details on this week's highlight see the ESIP blog post:

Drupal WG Replay - Backup/Migrate Module presented by Gorton Studio
October's Drupal telecon featured Gorton Studios, the creators of NodeSquirrel. They presented on Drupal site back up and best practices: Backup & Migrate and NodeSquirrel. Check out the replay here:

ESIP Winter Meeting Updates
For those in ESIP member organizations, the early rate is $400 and for non-member organizations, the rate is $525. Both rates will go up $100 on Dec. 15, to $500 and $625, respectively. Hotel reservations can be made online now in the ESIP room block at the Renaissance Dupont Circle. All meeting details are on the meeting page


Around the Federation 

EarthCube Leadership Council - At-Large Nomination
EarthCube is intended to represent and serve the entire academic geosciences community. To ensure that the diversity of this community is well represented on the initial Leadership Council in this Demonstration Phase, EarthCube seeks candidates to serve as At-Large Members who may represent Oceanography, including chemical, physical and biological; Polar sciences in the Antarctic or Arctic regions; Geospace, including the upper atmosphere and the Earth’s space environment; Climate dynamics; Deep Earth processes; or Computer and Cyberinfrastructure sciences. All interested persons must submit their self-nomination using this GoogleForm . You can also contact the EarthCube Office, with nominations of colleagues and community members.

NASA Funding & Future National Climate Assessments
ROSES-14 Amendment 37 releases the final text for A.29, Climate Indicators and Data Products for Future National Climate Assessments<>.

This ROSES element solicits research in support of the future the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA). This solicitation seeks to motivate research responding to the vision of the sustained assessment by increasing the knowledge base and capacity needed to enable the effective integration of new scientific understanding into management decisions. This can be achieved by enhancing the production of decision-support tools, initiating continuous improvements in collecting and synthesizing information, and by providing feedback to ongoing research efforts. NASA aims to better integrate the climate indicator work with assessment product generation and assessment tools projects at NASA Centers. Contributions are sought to enhance NASA's participation in future NCAs by encouraging the developing and testing of potential indicators that best address the needs expressed in the NCA indicator vision (see, for example, and that leverage NASA's capabilities.

Notices of Intent are requested by December 2, 2014; proposals are due February 2, 2015.

On or about October 16, 2014, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2014" (NNH14ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:

Questions concerning this amendment and A.29 should be directed to: Lucia Tsaoussi at

*Link Correction* OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed
All details for the testbed can be found here:
The request will close Nov. 21. 

[JobOpp] 2 Programmer Positions available with DataONE
The programmers will participate in the development of the overall design of system architecture, system implementation, and operations for the large multi-institutional research and development network enterprise. In particular, the individual will participate in the design and implementation of web based user interfaces for DataONE applications, tools and services using open source, standards compliant technologies and techniques. This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico (UNM) provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For more information and to apply, click on posting number 0826711.
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