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ESIP UPDATE: 03.12.18

2018 Summer Meeting Call for Sessions is Open!

Time to get your project/cluster/committee needs and plans together. We are looking for another great Summer Meeting filled with good friends, collective intelligence, world-class conversations, and the answers to that latest Earth data pain point you’re facing.

In 2018, ESIP celebrates twenty years of “Making Data Matter”! In this year, we hope to grow our grasp of the “ESIP way” so that we can become better at spinning up (and spinning down) clusters and continue to challenge ourselves to work together to make Earth data matter! 

Bruce and the ESIP staff

P.S. Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It’s a much better GUI. Grab it HERE

Federation News  

  • Summer Meeting 2018: Call for Sessions

Around the Federation

  • EDI: Summer 2018 Fellowship Program
  • ​FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI)
  • AGU 2018 Fall Meeting Call for sessions
  • NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models: Student Opportunity
  • DataONE webinar: Data Management Plans 2.0: Helping You Manage Your Data

Telecons Scheduled 

  • Tuesday: Information Quality, CLEAN, Program Committee, Discovery
  • Wednesday: Education (Note NEW TIME)
  • Thursday: Data Analytics, Drones

Telecon highlights:
See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you’d like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Federation News
Summer 2018 Meeting Call for Sessions is OPEN

We are inviting you to submit session proposals for the 2018 ESIP Summer Meeting in Tucson, Arizona! We especially welcome sessions related to our goal: Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data.
USE THIS LINK to start your submission.
Sessions are generally 1.5 hour blocks and fit one of the following formats: 

  • Breakout Session—presentation-style session with multiple speakers sharing lessons learned, a new tool or new initiative.
  • Panel Session—panel-style discussion with one moderator and a group of experts who represent different perspectives on a common topic.
  • Workshop Session—classroom-style session to teach attendees; should be hands-on with limited use of slides.
  • Working Sessions—roundtable-style session where participants work together to solve a specific problem.
  • Business Meetings—dedicated planning time for Collaboration Areas.


Around the Federation

EDI: Summer 2018 Fellowship Program
The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is excited to announce six data management training fellowships for the period June 4 – August 13, 2018.

The application deadline is March 25, 2018. For details and other important dates please visit our website here.

The fellows will receive training in data management and gain hands-on experience through participation in data preparation, archiving and publishing with scientists at specific host research sites. The training program begins with an in-person workshop at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (June 5 – June 7, 2018), during which the fellows learn about the process of data publishing. The knowledge gained will then be applied at the host sites.
Please contact Susanne Grossman-Clarke ( for further questions.

​FORCE11 2018 Summer Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI)
More information at the FSCI WEBSITE
July 30 – August 3, 2018
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
UCSD School of Medicine – Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET)
La Jolla, CA 92161 USA
Contact name: Stephanie Hagstrom
The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants will attend courses taught by world-wide leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, and new ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship.

AGU 2018 Fall Meeting Call for Sessions.
This year’s Fall Meeting marks the start of AGU’s Centennial celebration. The Centennial and this Fall Meeting will celebrate the past, present and future of the Earth and space sciences, and will demonstrate how our science is strong, vibrant, global, and essential in many ways to society. The theme of the 2018 meeting is: What science stands for.

2018 Fall Meeting session proposals are now open. Submit your sessions and help AGU showcase our science to your colleagues and the global science and science policy communities. We especially welcome proposals that support the meeting theme or that tie to our Centennial.

NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models: Student Opportunity
Information about the school, as well as a link to apply at All student travel, accommodation, and per diem expenses will be paid.
Each year, JPL’s Center for Climate Sciences (CCS), along with co-sponsors, the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) at Caltech and NASA’s Earth Science Division, brings together the next generation of climate scientists to engage with premier climate scientists from NASA, universities and other agencies. Applications are now being accepted through 2 April 2018, from science and engineering graduate students and postdocs, to fill approximately 24 slots. The 2018 Summer School will be held 27-31 August 2017 at the KISS facility at Caltech in Pasadena, California. 

DataONE webinar: Data Management Plans 2.0: Helping You Manage Your Data
Tuesday March 13th at 0900 Pacific / 1000 Mountain / 1100 Central / 1200 Eastern.
Register at:
Full information can be found at:

NOTE: Job Opportunities (including internships) are now listed on the ESIP Job-Opportunities Slack Channel <>.  You can post and find jobs there. If you are not yet on the ESIP Slack team, use the invite (above) to join.

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