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ESIP Lab Update: Highlights from your favorite Earth science virtual lab! 
June 19, 2019
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NOTE: Check out the schedule for the 2019 ESIP Summer Meeting. I was happy to speak at the AWS Public Sector Summit last week - watch some of the summit videos here. I'll be at NOAA's Emerging Technology Workshop next week and hope to see some of you there!
Annie Bryant Burgess, Director, ESIP Lab

DEADLINE FRIDAY: Spring 2019 Request for Proposals

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab will provide seed funding for projects that lie in the realm of good ideas ready to be tried out. Projects should last 6 – 8 months.

We have identified the following topics as areas of need in the Earth science community, and for this RFP, project proposals that address these areas will be given priority.

  • Proof-of-concept for emerging technologies.
  • Modernization of Earth science workflows using community recommended best practices — the use of open source software and cloud computing are encouraged.
  • Extension of open source software critical to collecting, distributing, or analyzing Earth science data.
  • Development or use of Open Data Cubes, particularly with a focus on delivering data and information to end-user communities.

Although this RFP will give priority to proposals addressing the bulleted topics above, other high-quality proposals will also be given consideration.

Find the complete RFP here.

ESIP Lab Project Updates

Check out some recent updates from ESIP's Google Summer of Code and Lab-funded projects.

Lab Fellow Highlight: Multi-sensor data integration for cryosphere and hydrosphere monitoring

Lab Fellow Ben Roberts-Pierel's Update

A close up of a snow covered slopeDescription automatically generatedSnowmelt runoff provides water to more than a billion people around the world and tens of millions in the Western United States alone. However, our knowledge of many parts of the cryosphere, the world’s snow and ice reserves, remains somewhat limited. In many cases this is due to issues of data scarcity, whether as a result of factors like harsh mountain environments or persistent cloud cover in the winter months.

Therefore, in keeping with this year’s Summer Meeting theme of “Data to Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information,” I am leading a session that will explore existing types of data available for monitoring of the cryosphere and connections to the hydrosphere. Panelists will include researchers and practitioners working on a variety of approaches to gathering and processing data including machine learning, in situ sensor networks, satellite remote sensing and UAS-based platforms. The discussion will center around challenges that are particularly prevalent in this area of study, data collection and processing and future directions for data collection, processing and applications. Although the session is domain specific, it will be broadly applicable and interesting to a wide ESIP audience.

I look forward to seeing you there!

ESIP is funded with support from NASA, NOAA, and the USGS. 
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