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ESIP UPDATE: April 25, 2016

Good morning ESIP,

Happy last week of April. I hope everyone was able to submit their AGU session proposals on time!

Witness a landslide, feel an earthquake or observe the first buds of spring? USGS scientists Leslie Hsu and Sophia B. Liu encourage us all to take out our cell phones and report a data point in Friday's AGU data blog post.

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)

Meeting News

  • ESIP Summer Meeting: Venue Change
  • Research as Art: New Summer Meeting Event

Federation News

  • 2016 Partnership Applications: Open for Review
  • Earth Science Data Analytics Definition: Open for Review
  • Drones in STEM Education Webinar

Around the Federation

  • AGU Data Blog
  • [JobOpps] Web Services Specialist
  • Monday: Cloud Computing / Documentation
  • Tuesday: Semantic Technologies / Drones in STEM 
  • Wednesday: Drupal / Visioneers
View ESIP's meeting calendar here. All call-in information is linked from the calendar. 
Meeting News
ESIP Summer Meeting: Change in Venue
We have changed the venue as a result of the recently passed House Bill 2 (HB2) in North Carolina. The law runs counter to ESIP's values and we want to assure meeting attendees that all of our meetings are safe, open and welcoming to everyone. Please read our statement on HB2 for more information.

New Venue: Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. 

Hotel Options: Durham Marriott City Center—A block of rooms is available at the GSA Per Diem Rate of $99/night. The hotel is attached to the convention center. Guest will have 24 hours before arrival to cancel their reservations without any charges. Make your reservations here.

The 21c Museum Hotel Durham and Aloft are also offering the GSA per diem rate of $99/night.

Research as Art: New Summer Meeting Event
At this year’s Summer Meeting we'll hold a Research as Art event during the evening of Wednesday, July 20, instead of the traditional Summer Meeting poster session. Our goal is to encourage the ESIP community to use visual media to communicate their data and research; and to think about their research as an ongoing narrative that can be told through visual media. Read more about the event and what we're looking for in entries; submissions will be accepted May 3 through June 3 via the Commons. 
Federation News
Proposed Earth Science Data Analytics Definition
The Earth Science Data Analytics (ESDA) cluster submitted an official definition for Earth Science Data Analytics. ESDA believes that articulating a definition of Earth Science Data Analytics through ESIP is important because ESIP is a leading organization in the advancement of Earth science information management and technology. ESIP is in a position, through its members, to lead the way in understanding, defining, promoting, developing and implementing Earth science data analytics in support of advancing the usage and usability of ‘big’, heterogeneous data. If adopted, the ESDA Cluster will publish the ESIP ESDA definition and goals, a breakthrough in understanding and promulgating the increasingly sophisticated requirements involved in Earth science research.

The ESDA definition is open here for a 30-day comment period. Please send comments to Steve Kempler, ESDA Cluster Chair (

2016 Partnership Applications Open for Review
The Partnership Committee has posted four new member applications, one Type-II and three Type-III member applications this round. To review the applications, go to the Partnership wiki page. You can post comments on the wiki discussion tab or send an email to ESIP Partnership Chair, Danie Kinkade ( After the 30-day comment period, a vote will be opened on May 16, 2016 for 30 days. 

Drones in STEM Education Webinar: Plan, Fly, Review: Documenting Drone Data
When: April 26 at 4 p.m. EST
About: In 2016, the ESIP Education Committee is focusing on the use of recreational drones for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning. In this free webinar, attendees interested in using recreational drones with students will learn best practices for documenting flights, images and science data.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 211-089-989

Around the Federation

AGU Data Blog: Standards dramatically advance streamflow and flood forecasting in the U.S. and elsewhere
This post is about how water data standards, computational hard work, high-performance computing, serendipity and synergy led to an operational capability for nationwide forecasting of streamflow and flooding at high-resolution, in near-real-time. This has been evolving for several years now, but has gone into hyper-drive in just the last couple years. Read more here!

[JobOpps] Web Services Specialist
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is seeking a Web Service Specialist to join our Data Team. This position will work across the organization to assist in the design, development and implementation of an Application Programming Interface (API) that exposes the full functionality of existing database tools. This API will provide a fully-documented, easy to use programmatic interface for accessing ONC’s data archive, metadata and advanced data products. The Web Service Specialist will work with stakeholders and a dedicated project team to meet deliverable deadlines set by our funder and the project manager. Read more here.

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Annie Burgess
Foundation for Earth Science | 585.738.7549 |

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