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Welcome to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.

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Room Block Update: Our block is full. We recommend the AC Hotel Tucson Downtown, which is about 5 minutes by car and is accessible via the Tucson Streetcar in about fifteen minutes.
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Grand Canyon Ballroom [clear filter]
Tuesday, July 17
 

8:00am

Breakfast Newcomers
Welcome to the ESIP Meeting! We are glad that you are here. This is an informal breakfast to meet a few ESIP leaders before the meeting starts. 

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

ESIP Lab Director, ESIP
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP Federation
Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Grand Canyon Ballroom
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8:30am

Welcome: Overview of the Week
This session brings us all together to kick-off the week, layout the general plan for the week, get oriented to Tucson and our local host, University of Arizona, and highlight things that you need to know to make your week as productive as possible. 

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP Federation
Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Grand Canyon Ballroom
  • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
  • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
  • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028
 
Wednesday, July 18
 

8:30am

Plenary Welcome
The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. In this short introduction, we will highlight a few relevant ESIP activities related to the theme and introduce the plenary.
To view a live broadcast of this event streaming on Youtube, click here.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP Federation
Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Grand Canyon Ballroom
  • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
  • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
  • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028

8:45am

Raskin Scholar
In March 2012, ESIP lost long-time member, Rob Raskin. Rob was soft-spoken, easy-going, wise and an Earth science information partner extraordinaire. Rob was a mentor to many aspiring Earth science data professionals. In collaboration with Rob’s family, ESIP remembers Rob and his dedication to support the next generation of Earth science data and technology leaders through the Robert G. Raskin Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual in the Earth or computer sciences who has an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. The Raskin Scholarship seeks to promote collaboration, research support, and exposure for talented students in the Earth or computer sciences. Special attention will be given to applicants demonstrating an interest in semantics, GIS, cyberinfrastructure and computing in the geosciences.

ESIP awarded the 2018 Robert G. Raskin scholarship to Sara Lafia, a graduate student in the Geography Department at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Lafia’s research focuses on enabling the spatial discovery of researcher datasets and publications. In support of this goal, she has develop linked data models and spatializations. During her time at UCSB, she has collaborated with the UCSB Library and the Center for Spatial Studies to advance the use of geospatial platforms, like Esri Open Data, to support spatial data curation and discovery. Sara’s expertise is in GIScience and increasingly in geo­semantics; she is gaining complementary domain understanding of advances in Earth science computing through the ESIP community.

To view a live broadcast of this event streaming on Youtube, click here.


Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Ed Armstrong

Ed Armstrong

Technologist, NASA JPL
avatar for Sara Lafia

Sara Lafia

Graduate Student, University of California - Santa Barbara
Sara is a graduate student in the Department of Geography at UCSB. Sara's background is in Urban and Regional Planning and GIS. Her current research focuses on advancing the spatial discovery of research data. Sara's research interests include geographic information retrieval, data... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 8:45am - 9:05am
Grand Canyon Ballroom
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  • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
  • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028

9:10am

Falkenberg Awardee
Hook Hua was awarded the 2017 Charles S. Falkenberg Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 13 December 2017 in New Orleans, La. The award is for “an early- to middle-career scientist who has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.”

The Falkenberg is a joint AGU-ESIP award given in honor of Charles Falkenberg. As part of this joint award we are providing a plenary presentation opportunity to showcase the awardee's work.

To view a live broadcast of this event streaming on Youtube, click here.


Speakers & Moderators

Wednesday July 18, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
Grand Canyon Ballroom
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  • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
  • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028

9:40am

Plenary
  • Dr. Jon Chorover, Critical Zone Observatory (20 mins + 5 for questions)
  • To view a live broadcast of this event streaming on Youtube, click here.


    Speakers & Moderators
    avatar for Jon Chorover

    Jon Chorover

    University of Arizona
    avatar for Christopher Guiterman

    Christopher Guiterman

    University of Arizona
    Chris Guiterman is a forest and fire ecologist, with a Masters in Forestry from the University of Maine and a doctorate in Natural Resource Studies from the University of Arizona. His research interests include fire history, dendroecology, human-environmental interactions, and the... Read More →
    avatar for Stephanie Rainie

    Stephanie Rainie

    University of Arizona
    avatar for Erin Robinson

    Erin Robinson

    Executive Director, ESIP Federation
    Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →



    Wednesday July 18, 2018 9:40am - 11:00am
    Grand Canyon Ballroom
    • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
    • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
    • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028

    11:15am

    Plenary - Informatics activities in Tucson
    • Dr. Bill Smith, Natural Resources & Environment, University of AZ (15+5)
    • Rowena Davis, Belmont Forum e-Infra (15 mins+5)
    • Dr. Bryan Heidorn & Gretchen Stahlman, School of Information, Long-tail Dark Data (15 mins + 5)
    • Dr. Tyson Swetnam, CyVerse (15 mins + 5)
    Plenary wrap-up & Lunch time discussion

    To view a live broadcast of this event streaming on Youtube, click here.


    Speakers & Moderators
    avatar for Rowena Davis

    Rowena Davis

    AZGS
    Rowena Davis is a project coordinator for the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. The e-I&DM project aims to develop a coordinated approach to sharing... Read More →
    BH

    Bryan Heidorn

    University of Arizona
    P. Bryan Heidorn is the Director of the University of Arizona School of Information. Prior to coming to the UA, Heidorn was a faculty member of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the last two years he also... Read More →
    avatar for Erin Robinson

    Erin Robinson

    Executive Director, ESIP Federation
    Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →
    avatar for Bill Smith

    Bill Smith

    I am a member of the Earth Dynamics Observatory and PI of the Ecosystem Climate Dynamics lab at the University of Arizona. Our research focuses on understanding the complex responses of the terrestrial biosphere to rising atmospheric CO2, climate change, and land-use change across... Read More →
    avatar for Gretchen Stahlman

    Gretchen Stahlman

    University of Arizona
    Gretchen Stahlman is a PhD candidate in the University of Arizona School of Information. She holds a Master of Science degree in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. As a UA iSchool doctoral student, Gretchen has participated in several projects exploring cyberinfrastructure... Read More →
    TS

    Tyson Swetnam

    University of Arizona


    Wednesday July 18, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
    Grand Canyon Ballroom
    • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
    • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
    • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028
     
    Thursday, July 19
     

    8:00am

    ESIP Lab: About, Project Outcomes, What's Next
    A little more than a year ago, we created the ESIP Lab, run by Annie Burgess, the ESIP Lab Director. The ESIP Lab empowers the scientific community by supporting ideation, incubation and evaluation of Earth sciences cyberinfrastructure and encompasses most of the ESIP's funded projects - incubator, FUNding Friday and tech evaluation. In this session we will give a short primer on the lab and focus on recent outcomes of 2017 funded projects.  

    Fall 2017 Funded Projects 
    Fall 2017 projects are wrapping up their development cycle and will be presented during the Thursday plenary session at the Summer Meeting. The project summaries are here:

    Speakers & Moderators
    avatar for Annie Burgess

    Annie Burgess

    ESIP Lab Director, ESIP


    Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
    Grand Canyon Ballroom
    • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
    • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
    • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028

    2:15pm

    Unconference
    Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
    Grand Canyon Ballroom

    3:15pm

    Unconference
    Thursday July 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
    Grand Canyon Ballroom

    4:15pm

    Unconference
    Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
    Grand Canyon Ballroom

    5:00pm

     
    Friday, July 20
     

    8:30am

    FUNding Friday Pitch-it
    Speakers & Moderators
    avatar for Annie Burgess

    Annie Burgess

    Lab Director, ESIP
    Annie a postdoctoral fellow in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California and Project Assistant at NASA/JPL. She has a PhD in Geography with a focus on satellite remote sensing of snow and ice. Annie is an ASF member, Apache Tika PMC committer, and advocate... Read More →
    avatar for Steve Diggs

    Steve Diggs

    Technical Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


    Friday July 20, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
    Grand Canyon Ballroom