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ESIP UPDATE: February 16, 2016

Good morning ESIP, 

I hope everyone had a great President's Day weekend! Lots to report from the Federation today. First, the Drupal Cluster's inaugural Office Hours were both a great success and productive work session. They worked through several tasks related to and have an action to build a library of common HOWTOs in Drupal. The group will hold Office Hours again on Wednesday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. ET. 

The new ESIP Science Communication Cluster had a productive first call on Wednesday. Among the topics covered were short-term cluster goals, such as collaborating with the ESIP Visioneers to create more dynamic meeting sessions, and long-term goals, such how to inspire the ESIP community to participate in science communication efforts. Check out the notes from the call and learn more about the cluster here

Lastly, in continuing our series of 'hello world' blog posts from our 2016 ESIP Student Fellows, learn a little more about Lindsay 'Bar' Barbieri here!
As always, if you have any items you'd like to see included in the next update, contact me at Have a great week.
Annie (AB)

Federation News

  • Summer Meeting News
    • Call for Sessions
    • Registration Open
    • Hotel Block Information
  • ESDA Celebrates 20th Telecon
  • Drupal Funding Opportunities
  • Climate Data as Art on the AGU Data Blog

Around the Federation

  • GOES-R Webinar
  • Drones Flying Free Webinar
  • [StudentOpps] Internship: Data Management for UASs
  • Tuesday: Products & Services
  • Wednesday: Visioneers 
  • Thursday: Data Analytics (Celebrating 2 Years!)
Link to ESIP's meeting calendar here.

Federation News

Summer Meeting News
You're invited to submit session proposals for the 2016 ESIP Summer Meeting, July 19-22 in Chapel Hill, NC! We welcome sessions related to our theme, Frontiers in Earth Sciences Big Data, and on other topics relevant to the ESIP communityFor more information on why you should attend the Summer Meeting, and/or how to submit a session, visit the meeting webpage.

Hotels: We have a large block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott, directly across the street from our meeting venue, UNC's Friday Center. Click here to reserve a room in that block. The hotel block closes July 11.

Registration: 2016 ESIP Summer Meeting registration is officially OPEN!
Click Here to Register
ESDA Celebrates 20th Telecon
After 19 telecons and five face-to-face meetings, the Earth Science Data Analytics Cluster (ESDA) would like to invite you to our 20th telecon, Telecon XX, where we will present ESDA progress over the last two years. All are invited. Follow this link for how to join!

Climate Data as Art on the AGU Data Blog
Artist and scientist Jill Pelto turns climate data into watercolors, making visible the grim effects of climate change on forests, marine ecosystems and glaciers. Pelto is motivated to create these works by a desire to engage new and wider audiences in understanding climate science. See more of her work in this recent Climate Central story and on her website,

Read more on AGU's GeoSpace and check out the full list of posts to make sure you didn't miss any.

Drupal Funding Opportunities
The Drupal Working Group is excited to announce two funding opportunities: 
     Win a trip to DrupalCon New Orleans, May 9-13!
     Two ESIP members selected in a random drawing for $1,500 of support.
     Application deadline: February 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET
     Visit this link for further details.

     Win support to attend a local Drupal Camp!
     Five ESIP members first come, first serve basis will receive $300 of support.
     Visit this link for further details.

Around the Federation
Drones Flying Free Webinar

The National GeoTech Center and Directions Magazine have partnered to create a free online virtual conference entitled Drones Flying Free 2016: A virtual exploration of issues, insights, and integration of unmanned aerial vehicles, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

Visit this link for further details.

GOES-R Webinar 
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R Series is the next generation of Earth-observing satellites to monitor weather and climate over the Western Hemisphere. GOES-R series satellites will collect more data with better detail faster than ever before. The GOES-R satellite series will also include all new instruments that collect lightning data and monitor space weather. 

The first satellite in the GOES-R series is scheduled for launch in October 2016. To help educators prepare for exciting new advances and products during the GOES-R era, the GOES-R Education Proving Ground is hosting a series of webinars leading up to launch, starting on February 20. The webinars will be hosted by ESIP and take place on the following Saturday mornings at 11:30 a.m. ET. 

Visit this link for further details.

[StudentOpps] Internship: Data Management for UASs 
A summer 2016 internship is available with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD: Data Management for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The successful candidate will be able to potentially interact with, in addition to GSFC, several other groups with ongoing UAS-related activities, which would provide a real-world context for the internship project.

Visit this link for further details. 
Deadline for application is March 1.

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Annie Burgess
Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 585.738.7549 |

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