ESIP News and Events

Share expertise and tools through the Data Help Desk

The Data Help Desk is returning to in-person for the GSA Annual Meeting (Oct 9-12, Denver, CO). Would you be willing to share a demo or answer questions at the Data Help Desk booth? There is also a chance to engage virtually through the @EarthDataHelp #DataHelpDesk feed. 

Let us know by Sept 27  if you are interested in volunteering at the GSA Data Help Desk in October. 

Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Earth Science Information Community (Due 10/31)

In honor of Martha E. Maiden’s leadership, dedication and tireless efforts to nurture ESIP into a vibrant and mature organization, the Martha Maiden 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. This award is named for Martha E. Maiden, NASA Program Executive for Earth Data Systems. Ms. Maiden is widely credited for nurturing the ESIP Federation in its infancy and has overseen its growth and maturity. This award is presented annually at the January meeting. Learn more and submit full nomination package by 10/31.

ESIP Staff Retreat in Maryland (Sept 19-21)

Our small team will be gathered together in person this week. As a fully remote team, this is a special chance for us to connect and be present together. We look forward to coming back to our regular routine with more energy and insights! (And we are sailing with Susan's family on Sunday, so stay tuned for photos.)

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:
  • Monday
    • Physical Samples (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EDT) 
    • Governance Committee (4 p.m. EDT)
    • Soil Ontology & Informatics (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Community Resilience (noon EDT)
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
  • Thursday 
    • (2:30 p.m. EDT) 
    • Air Quality (4 p.m. EDT)

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. Please review and follow our community guidelines

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Go Zero Workshops (Oct and Nov)

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) seeks to deliver carbon neutral digital research infrastructure (DRI) by 2040 or earlier. They are hosting a series of workshops (Oct 5, Oct 19, and Nov 2), each focused on a different question, and the organizers want to engage more communities outside the UK. Learn more and sign up on the project website.

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Art in Our Worlds Space Apps Challenge (Oct 1)

On Oct. 1-2, tackle the Art in our Worlds NASA International #SpaceApps Challenge to build an application with ML/AI techniques that allow users to input short text phrases and match the input to NASA data or imagery. Learn more about the competition.

AgriFieldNet India Challenge (Oct 31)

The Radiant Earth Foundation and IDinsights Data on Demand team are hosting an open source competition to better understand the role of small farms in global agriculture and carbon cycles. The goal is to classify crop types in agricultural fields across Northern India using multispectral observations from Sentinel-2 satellite. Learn more about the competition details. Submissions are due by Oct 31. 

Open Science Funding Opportunity (Dec 8)

Transform to Open Science Training (TOPST) solicits proposals to advance open science literacy. This element will support three types of activities: development of ScienceCore materials, implementation of summer schools, and virtual cohorts. Learn more about the timeline and details.  

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:

  • Climate Data Analyst, NC Institute for Climate Studies, to develop and implement  AI/ML applications and improvement of environmental data products
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