Preview: 2015 Summer Meeting WebEx recordings, IT&I Rant/Rave Summary, NOAA David Johnson Award, Ag&Climate Resiliency Discussion and Telecon reminders.

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ESIP Update: August 17, 2015

Hi ESIP. I hope this finds everyone enjoying the last gasp of summer. In the spirit of holding onto warm summer memories, Dan Keyes has done a great job of putting together all the WebEx recordings from the 2015 ESIP Summer Meeting, along with presentation slides. Thanks Dan! For those ready to just forge ahead, we have a full week of telecons (see list below) and lots of exciting things to come this fall!

If you have any items you'd like to see included in next week's update, questions or general comments about ESIP, hit reply or email me at - Annie
Federation News:
  • Summer Meeting WebEx Recordings
  • Ag & Climate Resiliency Discussion
  • IT&I Rant and Rave Summary
  • Science Software Cluster Meeting
Around the Federation:
  • NOAA David Johnson Award
  • Monday: Data Stewardship
  • Tuesday: Products and Services
  • Thursday: Data Discovery 
  • Friday: Science Software

Federation News
Summer Meeting WebEx Recordings
WebEx recordings from the 2015 Summer Meeting are available on Dropbox. Here is a spreadsheet with links to all of the WebEx recordings:

Powerpoint presentations for each session are available here:
Ag & Climate Resiliency Discussion
The Agriculture and Climate Cluster and the Energy and Climate Workgroup invite you to join us for a Discussion Session telecon on: September 1st (Tuesday) at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT
We had two great combined sessions focused on Resiliency at the ESIP Summer Meeting, and we will be using this telecon as a way to continue our discussion from the sessions. Please take a moment to look over our Agenda and Notes from these combined sessions, including presentations that were given:
This Discussion Session will be an opportunity to discuss how to actualize the nexus of agriculture, energy and water that connects our two groups and to decide on some near-term actions, as well as some longer-term plans, especially in the context of the ESIP Strategic Plan.

IT&I Rant and Rave Summary
Rich Signell, USGS, presented his work with US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) on reproducible workflows for ocean science at this month's IT&I Rant/Rave. He used a real-life example where IOOS temperature models and observation data were compared to predicted temperature for the 2015 Boston Light Swim. The US-IOOS requires that data providers use standard web services (OPeNDAP+CF, OGC WMS, OGC SOS) for distributing model products and in situ observations. The services are captured in ISO metadata records and are searchable via standard catalog services (OGC CSW). This presentation demonstrated how to use a reproducible Jupyter Notebook for discovering, accessing and using model and observed water temperatures and currents along the US Coastline. 

Science Software Cluster Meeting
This Friday the Science Software Cluster will pick up the conversation from Asilomar about generating some ESIP software stewardship principles. See these notes if you want to catch up on anything from that meeting: 
This is an important meeting to get our work organized and further sketched out for delivering the principles in advance of the Winter 2016 meeting. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND.
Organized notes and an initial schedule is on the Science Software Github wiki: As always, feel free to edit or add anything that you see there.

Around the Federation
NOAA David Johnson Award
We are accepting nominations for the 2015 NOAA-David Johnson Award for Outstanding Innovation Use of Earth Observation Satellite Data.  The award, presented by the National Space Club, is given annually to young professionals who have developed an innovative application of Earth observation satellite data.
Nominations are due to NOAA by October 2, 2015. 

Please click here to learn more about the NOAA-David Johnson Award and how to nominate an individual or group. For more information on making a nomination click here.
If you have any questions about making a nomination, please contact NESDIS Chief of Staff Kelly Turner ( Please also feel free to re-post or forward this announcement on to your friends and colleagues who may be interested in nominating someone they know.

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Annie Burgess
Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 585.738.7549 |

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