ESIP Update: Top 10 Reasons to Attend the ESIP Winter Meeting

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ESIP Update: Top 10 Reasons to Attend the ESIP Winter Meeting

ESIP Winter Meeting Remote attendance is *FREE* to you and 9 other reasons the meeting is worth attending. 

ESIP Winter Meeting Highlights - Jan. 8-10, 2013

Interrupting this holiday break with a quick note about the upcoming ESIP Winter Meeting, January 8-10, 2013. 

Top 10 Reasons People Come to ESIP Meetings

  1. You can attend remotely w/out the hassel of travel! We have waived the registration fee - participate in the ENTIRE meeting remotely *for FREE*. To get regular reminders as the meeting occurs, register here. (We'd love to see you in person too - 1-day, teacher/student rates also available.)

  2. To share and promote your own work via posters or meeting sessions.  Participants that find value in ESIP are often able to leverage ESIP to help their day jobs.

  3. Exposure to new professional development topics -> Grant writer's goldmine: how to use logic models to develop winning proposals*, Open Source, or Data Management 

  4. You are an ESIP Voting Rep for your organization and are needed to reach a quorum at the ESIP Business Meeting. Vote on new ESIP leadership and sign-up for type rep duties. 

  5. To coordinate across relevant communities.  Beyond the cross-agency panel on interoperability during the plenary this meeting brings together ESIP-relevant communities on Geospatial and Cloud Computing and exploring a Data Decadal Survey.  

  6. ESIP meetings increase the network density which results in serendipitously making productive connections. This meeting will have with sessions on Research Data AllianceNSF EarthCubeNational Climate Assessment and NASA EOSDIS, Anecdotally, we've been told these connections help you do your own work more efficiently and effectively.

  7. Work together with other leaders in the Earth science data and information community in hands-on tech sessions in Semantic Web, Cloud Computing, Geoportal (surgery), Earth Science Collaboratory, ISO 19115 updates, CF unleashed, NetCDF, HDF and ESRI

  8. Apply technical skills to domain-specific applications. The meeting theme is ESIP Advancing Earth Science Information: From Climate Assessment to Intelligence to Action. There will be breakout sessions related to the Assessment, Disasters, Air Quality and Energy & Climate

  9. To recognize members for their outstanding contributions. As a community we work very hard all year and the ESIP Winter Meeting is where we recognize and thank the community leaders.

  10. To plan for 2013. Last, but not least - ESIP isn't just meetings (despite how my emails may seem...) Many ESIP collaboration areas and group-funded projects use part of the meeting to strategize where they are going over the next six to 12 months. 

The list isn't exhaustive. There were over 25 distinct groups that submitted more than 40 sessions. That alone is a tremendous community investment. The Meeting Schedule is sortable by topic, so explore, share and make this meeting productive for you. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you in person or online. Feel free to reply to this note if you have questions/concerns or forward on to others that may be interested.  

Happy New Year and thanks for reading! 


* Grant Writer's Goldmine: how to use logic models to develop winning proposals: On Thursday January 10th the Decisions Cluster will be hosting a day long session on How to use Logic Models (also a project evaluation tool) for Grant Proposal Writing. Please take this 2-5 minute Survey to help us improve the session and make it useful to YOU

Erin Robinson
Information and Virtual Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 314.369.9954 |

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