The 2016 theme for ESIP and our Summer Meeting is Frontiers in Earth Sciences Big Data. This was chosen by the ESIP community to promote dialogue about the massive amounts of data generated by the Earth sciences, the valuable patterns and information that lie within this data, and the art and practice of visualizing and communicating Earth science data.
Among the topics we plan to discuss at the Summer Meeting are:
- What ‘big data’ means in Earth and space science
- The volume, variety, veracity and velocity of Earth sciences big data
- How big data technologies will benefit Earth and space science research
- How to increase the productivity and effectiveness of scientific data analysis
A mix of plenary talks, breakout sessions, poster presentations, technical workshops and networking opportunities will encourage discussion about emerging and persistent topics in Earth science data, provide exposure to new technologies and emerging concepts, and facilitate relationships with colleagues from across institutions and disciplines.
Special note: North Carolina, the site of our Summer Meeting, recently passed House Bill 2 (HB2), a law that runs counter to ESIP's values. In response, we moved the meeting location from Chapel Hill to Durham, North Carolina. We want to assure meeting attendees that all of our meetings are safe, open and welcoming to everyone. Please read our statement on HB2 for more information.
ESIP gratefully acknowledges the funding it receives from NASA and NOAA, which supports the work of the ESIP community. Special thanks to this year's additional meeting sponsors:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)—Lanyard and Funding Friday Sponsor
Esri—Bronze Level Sponsor
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)—Funding Friday Sponsor
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)—Funding Friday Sponsor
If you're interested in sponsoring an ESIP meeting, please visit our sponsorship page.