Winter Meeting 2017

The 2017 ESIP Winter meeting will be January 11-13, 2017, in Bethesda, MD at the North Bethesda Marriott.
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The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for the Federation’s activities over the next three years. The 2017 theme will be woven into meeting sessions, collaboration-area activities and community outreach, with the goal of improving dialog between Earth sciences data producers, distributors and end-users.


ESIP meetings are interdisciplinary and inclusive. They are a member-led mix of plenary talks, breakout sessions, poster presentations, technical workshops and networking opportunities that 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. Among the attendees are Earth science data and information technology practitioners; researchers representing a variety of scientific domains that include land, atmosphere, ocean, solid earth, ecology, data and social sciences; science educators; and anyone working in science and technology-related fields who is interested in advancing Earth science information best practices in an open and transparent fashion. 

Meeting Acknowledgements

ESIP gratefully acknowledges the funding it receives from NASA, NOAA, and the USGS which support the work of the ESIP community and makes our meetings possible. And thanks to our meeting sponsors: Element 84 and NASA.

ESIP meetings are a truly collaborative effort. Our thanks to those who volunteered to lead sessions, present posters and contribute content to individual sessions. We also extend a sincere thank you to the ESIP Visioneers, led by Steve Diggs, who honed the annual theme, helped identify plenary speakers and ensured that ESIP continues to innovate at each of our meetings.

We’d also like to acknowledge the 2016 ESIP leadership:
President: Emily Law
Vice President: Christine White
Type Reps: Bob Arko (Type I), Sky Bristol (Type II), Ted Habermann (Type III)
Committee Chairs: Bill Teng, Danie Kinkade, Ken Keiser, Justin Goldstein, LuAnn Dahlman, Ethan Davis, Soren Scott, Tom Narock
Cluster and Work Group Chairs: Bill Teng, Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Margaret Mooney, Emily Law, Karen Moe, Doug Newman, Ruth Duerr, Anna Milan, David Bassendine, Adam Shepherd, Steve Kempler, Richard Eckman, Erica Zell, Janet Fredericks, Steve Diggs, Denise Hills

2016 Student Fellows: Alison Adams, Fei Hu, Sam Silva, Chris Beltz, Sophie Hou, Sean Barberie, Lindsay Barbieri and Johanna Bozuwa

Finally, we acknowledge the tremendous volunteer support we receive from you, the members of our community. Your contributions and expertise make ESIP the dynamic organization it has become!