ESIP a community of innovative science, data and information technology practitioners who catalyze connections across traditional institutional and domain boundaries to solve critical Earth science data stewardship, information technology and interoperability issues. Through this work, ESIP improves Earth science data management practices and makes Earth science data more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, policy makers and the public.
About Our Meetings
We hold two meetings each year, one in January and one in July. The winter meeting, usually held the first week of January in Washington, D.C., focuses on high-level policy issues. The summer meeting, typically held in July, moves around the country and is technical in nature. These two meetings offer our partners, community members and anyone else interested in discussing Earth science data concentrated blocks of time to work collaboratively on issues of interest to the entire Earth science data community. Each meeting has a theme; past themes range from evaluating the impacts of data to defining data and information quality.
ESIP meetings are open to anyone interested in discussing and learning more about Earth science data and typically draw around 300 attendees from diverse Earth, space and environmental science backgrounds. Attendees typically include Earth science data and information technology practitioners; researchers representing a variety of scientific domains that include land, atmosphere, ocean, solid earth, ecology, data and social sciences; science educators; and anyone working in science and technology-related fields who is interested in advancing Earth science information best practices in an open and transparent fashion.
What To Expect
Our meetings bring the Earth science data and informatics community together twice each year to discuss current trends, problems and emerging issues in the field. ESIP meetings typically last four days and feature a mix of plenary talks, breakout sessions, poster presentations, technical workshops, networking opportunities and special events. Through these events, attendees address emerging and persistent topics in Earth science data, gain exposure to new technologies and emerging concepts, advance their knowledge, develop new collaborations and ideas, and meet colleagues from diverse institutions and disciplines.