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Data to Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and InformationFor 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public.

The ESIP Summer Meeting has already taken place, but check out the ESIP Summer Meeting Highlights Webinar: https://youtu.be/vbA8CuQz9Rk.
Wednesday, July 17 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Identifying Competencies Needed by Data “Specialists”

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Many organizations and consortia around the globe are discussing how to identify the kinds of data skills that people who are interested in working as professional data stewards (or data curators or information specialists, for example) need to acquire during their academic careers (including undergraduate, graduate, PhDs, PostDocs and possibly, early career professionals.  Members of the ESIP community are involved in  discussions of the data skills needed by the "generic" data steward, but want to inform those discussions with the needs of the data steward working with Earth Science data.  The skills identified will be used by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) to create a one page "Career Compass" handout that has been quite popular at any number of professional conferences and association meetings.  An example of a Career Compass for Data Science can be seen at:  https://www.americangeosciences.org/sites/default/files/CareerCompass_DataSciences.pdf.  Comments, suggestions & feedback from those engaged in data steward activities and have similar responsibilities are invited to offer them to the organizers.  If there is enough interest in group discussion, an unconference session may also be proposed.


Karl Benedict

ESIP President, ESIP
The ESIP President is a volunteer position, elected by the ESIP Community each year. The President works with the ESIP Staff for several of the presentation, speaker introductions, award ceremonies, and other speaking/participating aspects of ESIP meetings throughout the year.
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Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal/Information Analyst, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3

Wednesday July 17, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT