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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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Tuesday, July 17


Machine Learning Workshop Report
This session is a series of talks reporting the initial MLWS along with work performed and progress during the 90 day follow-up period.

Tuesday July 17, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am


Web-based Tools and Data Standards for Electronic Tagging and In situ Datasets: An Interactive & Consultative Workshop
Decision support and other earth science data applications for societal benefit increasingly rely on the integration of multivariate data from various sensors. This in turn hinges critically on interoperability aspects of such data and the means by which they are delivered. The inherent heterogeneity of oceanographic in situ datasets and their variable adherence to data standards poses a significant impediment to interoperability and their long-term data stewardship. The Oceanographic In situ data Interoperability Project (OIIP), funded under NASA/ACCESS, is a collaboration between JPL, UCAR/Unidata and the Large Pelagics Research Center (UMASS-Boston). OIIP aims to address these interoperability challenges with a focus on technology solutions for data from both conventional oceanographic sensors and emerging datasets for electronic tags deployed on biological “glider” platforms. The project seeks to deliver a reusable and accessible set of web-based and open source tools to: 1) mediate reconciliation of heterogeneous source data into a tractable number of standardized, archivable formats consistent with earth science data standards. 2) develop an improved data model supporting metadata rich in situ datasets. 3) enhance THREDDS server technology for support of point, profile, trajectory data series. 4) implement a web-based visualization tool based on JPL’s Common Mapping Client for comprehensive mapping and charting of earth science spatial data types. The objective of this session is to engage directly with stakeholders, soliciting community comment on OIIP capabilities demonstrated in an interactive workshop setting. Interactive demonstrations will focus on the following areas: 1) integrated web-based visualization of in situ and satellite remote sensing data. 2) use of ROSETTA to produce standards compliant data files from ASCII source files. 3) demonstration of new, THREDDS V5.0 support for discrete geometry data types. 4) extensions of geospatial metadata standards developed during OIIP to support “rich”, community specific metadata for enhanced, semantically aware search.

Tuesday July 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm


Services for Data Value Filtering
One of the more powerful features of IDL and python programming languages is the where() command (and its corrolary find() command in MATLAB). These commands allow users to filter variables of interest based on data thresholds, data values in other variables and other criteria, allowing downstream operations (in the code) on a filtered subset of the original data array values. For data access services including web services for satellite data products we want users to have the ability to perform similar operations: sub select data values from a specific geophysical variable based on data in other variables. This could be simple space/time subsetting requests or more complex requests that require inputs from quality variables, bit flag "masks" and other ancillary variables. In this session we will look at the state of several popular web services as well as database architectures that can perform these requests. The goal is determine a first iteration "gap and trade" study of the different services and data access methods.

The  presentations will be as follows (about 20 minutes each)

OPeNDAP: James Gallagher
ERDDAP: Bob Simons
Webification: Edward Armstrong
OGC WCPS: Luis Bermudez

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Ed Armstrong

Ed Armstrong

Technologist, NASA JPL
avatar for Ethan Davis

Ethan Davis

UCAR Unidata

James Gallagher

President, OPeNDAP
avatar for Bob Simons

Bob Simons

I work on ERDDAP, a free and open source data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps. ERDDAP has been installed and used by more than 70 organizations around the... Read More →

WCPS pptx

Tuesday July 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm


In-situ sensor QA/QC workflow: case studies and discussion
The EnviroSensing Cluster is currently focused on workflow improvement for sensor-based science, particularly in the areas of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) to meet FAIR Data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusible) objectives. Provenance for sensor data begins at the procurement/deployment phase and ends with some level of quality-controlled output product. Capture of metadata for hardware deployment, field maintenance, and data transmission represents the bulk of QA work, whereas the subsequent evaluation and flagging of observation data represents the QC process. As part of a two-session series, we will have short presentations (5-10min/ea) on case studies of QA Metadata Capture and subsequent Data Quality Control workflows, followed by group discussion of efficacy and directions for improvement. A separate session on standards for sensor QA/QC metadata annotation and related protocols will follow up on these concepts.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Renée F. Brown

Renée F. Brown

Information Manager, McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER
warm and cold desert ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles (nitrogen, carbon), climate change, sensor networks in ecology, wireless telemetry, information management, long-term ecological research.
avatar for Scotty Strachan

Scotty Strachan

Director of Cyberinfrastructure, University of Nevada, Reno
Institutional cyberinfrastructure, sensor-based science, mountain climate observatories!

Tuesday July 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday, July 18


Advancing netCDF-CF - Part 1
Update and discussion of recent netCDF-CF activities and next steps.

Speakers & Moderators

Wednesday July 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Advancing netCDF-CF - Part 2
Update and discussion of recent netCDF-CF activities and next steps.

Speakers & Moderators

Wednesday July 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday, July 19


How can CHRS RainSphere and USDA AgRisk Viewer teams promote the use of their tools for climate resilience?
This session-within-a-session comprises two parts. Attendees will first hear how CHRS (Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing) RainSphere staff and USDA SWCH (Southwest Climate Hub) staff help make climate data and climate projections more easily understood and accessible to their respective users. Then, session attendees will draw from each presentation to outline a case study for the Climate Resilience Toolkit (CRT). Attendees can use strategies from the session to highlight their own projects' accomplishments.

This is the 5th workshop sponsored by ESIP's Agriculture & Climate Cluster to develop CRT case studies.

Workshop agenda:

[5 min] Introduction to the workshop, logistics, larger goal to establish a CRT pipeline at the ESIP level

[5 min] LuAnn Dahlman, NOAA, Introduction to CRT, including a backwards journey from a CRT case study to the story template

[15 min] Hoang Tran (Univ. of California, Irvine), CHRS RainSphere - a new user friendly tool for analyzing global remotely sensed rainfall estimates (HoangT abstract)

[15 min] Julian Reyes (USDA Southwest Climate Hub), Toward accessible, discoverable, and usable crop insurance data: Multi-scale analysis and visualization of cause of loss (JulianR abstract)

[45 min] Group discussion on and drafting of an incipient story, for each presentation, that would become a CRT case study

[5 min] Wrap-up: Next steps.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for LuAnn Dahlman

LuAnn Dahlman

Science Writer and Editor, NOAA Climate Program Office
The updated Climate Explorer application.
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3
avatar for Julian Reyes

Julian Reyes

Climate Hub Fellow, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
avatar for Bill Teng

Bill Teng

Principal Scientist, NASA GES DISC (ADNET)
avatar for Hoang Viet Tran

Hoang Viet Tran

Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. student from University of California, Irvine

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am


Metadata Tools: Talks and Discussion – Working focus on tools for publishing, curation, evaluation, and other metadata tasks from around the ESIP community
Whether we like it or not, metadata is an essential component of the entire data life cycle. This session will highlight solutions from various organizations and groups that are developing and integrating metadata curation, publishing, and evaluation tools. The lightning-style talks will convey:

- Purpose of the Tool
- Strengths of the Tool
- Weaknesses of the Tool
- Planned Improvements
- Dreams of New Capabilities

Following the talks, there will be a collaborative discussion. Slido will be used to capture the responses and attendees will be able to vote on what topics they want to discuss. Please bring your metadata tools questions and ideas to the session!

Scheduled Talks:
1. NASA: Metadata Curation Dashboard - Jeanne le Roux
2. NOAA/NCEI: Collection Metadata Editing Tool (CoMET) - John Relph
3. NOAA/NCEI: Completeness Rubrics, templates, GCMD Keyword Guidance and GCMD Checker and/or OneStop Discovery and Access UI - Anna Milan
4. USGS: ADIwg Open Source Metadata Toolkit - Dennis Walworth
5. CEDAR: Metadata Workbench - John Graybeal
6. DataOne: DataONE framework - Amber Budden, Dave Vieglais and Matt Jones
7. CINERGI/DDH - Steve Richard

Speakers & Moderators

Amber Budden

Director for Community Engagement and Outreach, DataONE
avatar for John Graybeal

John Graybeal

Technical Program Manager, CEDAR and BioPortal, Stanford University
Metadata, semantics, and cool repositories for metadata and semantics. | Cool Earth Science (or biomedical) projects that will change the world. | Or at least, change the way we manage metadata about the world.
avatar for Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Director of Informatics, UC Santa Barbara
Data Federation | Open Science | Provenance and Semantics
avatar for Anna Milan

Anna Milan

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
~*~Metadata Adds Meaning~*~
avatar for John Relph

John Relph

Disruptor, NESDIS/NCEI
OneStop, Metadata, Archival, Automation, Data Management, Canaan Dogs

Jeanne le Roux

Research Associate, DSIG/ ESSC
avatar for Tyler Stevens

Tyler Stevens

CMR Metadata Quality Team, NASA EED-2 / SGT

Dave Vieglais

University of Kansas / DataONE

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Friday, July 20


Enabling FAIR Data - Project Status
The Enabling FAIR Data project will be moving quickly towards implementation. This session will provide the current status of the Commitment Statement and other project activities and outcome. This is a community-driven effort convened by the AGU. The purpose is to make scientific data open and FAIR across the Earth, space, and environmental science community. The FAIR Guiding Principles promote that data (including software and other research products) are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

This project provides common guidelines, recommendations, and policies for all journals and repositories in support of data (and other digital research products) being submitted and preserved in repositories with proper citation in the scholarly paper. This will allow data to be discoverable as a digital research product and not embedded in a supplement with inadequate metadata.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Denise Hills

Denise Hills

Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama
Long tail data, data preservation, connecting physical samples to digital information, geoscience policy, science communication
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
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 Shelley Stall

Shelley Stall

American Geophysical Union
Shelley Stall is the Director of Data Programs at the American Geophysical Union. Shelley has more than two decades of experience working in high-volume, complex data management environments. She has helped organizations in not-for-profit, commercial, defense, and federal civilian... Read More →

Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am


Data Stewardship Committee Meeting
This session will present results from ongoing initiatives within the Data Stewardship Committee, and stimulate discussion on new project ideas. The agenda will include: 1) Discussion of the future update to the ESIP data citation guidelines (following from a Thursday unconference session), 2) Discussion of the "data risk factor categorization" project (following from a Tuesday working session), and 3) Discussion of the Data Stewardship Committee roadmap & goals

Speakers & Moderators

Sophie Hou

Data Curation and Stewardship Coordinator, National Center for Atmospheric Research
data management/curation/stewardship: including but not limited to data life cycle, policies, sustainability, education and training, data quality, usability.
avatar for Matthew Mayernik

Matthew Mayernik

Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist, NCAR/UCAR Data Library
Matt is a Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist in the NCAR/UCAR Library. His work is focused on research and service development related to research data curation. His research interests include metadata practices and standards, data curation education, data citation... Read More →

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm