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Please join us this summer for the 2019 ESIP Summer Meeting!
Data in Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information.  
For 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 week is sure to be filled with a number of exciting plenary talks, breakout sessions, posters, and more.

Call for Sessions: Propose a session here by April 26th, 2019.
Meeting Registration Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/66qpqs

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Monday, July 15
 

8:30am

GeoSemantics Symposium
Limited Capacity seats available

The ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee is hosting its annual Geosemantics Symposium on Monday, July 15th, 2019, 8:30am to 5pm in Tacoma, WA co-located with the ESIP Summer 2019 Meeting. This year's symposium theme is Building Harmony between Data Semantics and Machine Learning which will act as, amongst other things, a platform for Semantic Technologies and Machine Learning enthusiasts to come together in an interdisciplinary manner.

The symposium will aim to investigate and integrate data semantics as a first class citizen within the pervasive machine learning technology space. We seek broad community input and encourage non-ESIP members and members of other professional societies to attend. Also, suggestions for topics to be covered are welcome.

To register, simply add this session to your schedule.

Workshops:
  • Session I: Amazon Web Services Nepture
  • Session II: Amazon Web Services SageMaker
  • Session III: Microsoft Azura Machine Learning
  • Session IV: ESRI Machine Learning
  • Session V: Drone Data API Design Workshop

Note: The event itself is free; however, attendees will be responsible for providing their own travel and lodging.

This event is being held in conjunction with the ESIP Summer Meeting - we hope you join in the full week's activities. 

Speakers
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Simon Handley

iBuild Global, Inc.
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Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →



Monday July 15, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
TCC

9:00am

LTER IM Meeting (CLOSED)
Monday July 15, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
TCC

1:00pm

ESIP Board Meeting (CLOSED)
ESIP Board will meet for their quarterly meeting. This meeting is closed. 

Monday July 15, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TCC

1:00pm

Registration Desk Open
Stop by ahead of the official meeting start on Tuesday morning and pick up your badge! 

Monday July 15, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

2:00pm

 
Tuesday, July 16
 

8:00am

ESIP 101 & New to ESIP Intro
Are you new to ESIP? Join us for a quick primer on ESIP and meet ESIP leadership. 

Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
TCC

8:45am

Morning Plenary
The opening morning plenary will include:

 Welcoming Remarks
Erin Robinson, ESIP Executive Director and Karl Benedict, ESIP President

2019 Raskin Winner
TBD

Legacy arsenic contamination in freshwater ecosystems: the unique vulnerability of shallow weakly stratified lakes
Dr. Becca Neumann, 2018 Falkenberg Winner

​...​and more!​​​

Speakers
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP
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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.
avatar for Becca Neumann

Becca Neumann

Associate Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Neumann leads the hydro-biogeochemistry research group at the University of Washington, which works to understand how hydrologic, chemical and biological processes interact in soils, aquifers and surface waters to control chemical fate and transport. The group tackles societally... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:45am - 10:30am
TCC

10:30am

Break
Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
TCC

11:00am

Workshop Session 1
Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
TCC

11:00am

Drone Data API Design Hackathon
Drones are a valuable new platform for collecting data. We have the technology to make these data ubiquitously FAIR. We should build that data infrastructure, come help design it.

The Sloan Foundation funded Drone Data API project aims to build a standards based foundations tool stack to provide a linked-data- , open source- and networked- native foundation for domains to leverage in building the specific tools they require for efficient data capture with drones. These APIs will therefore leverage OGC, W3C, and Engineering standards; along with GIS, Library, and Scientific Domain best practices.

Participants are encouraged to join the GeoSemantics Symposium on Monday and then spend Tuesday on a design hackathon to workshop the provisional high level API design towards a concrete
design plan.

Interested? You must register for the ESIP Summer Meeting at http://www.cvent.com/d/66qpqs. You should also register your intent to join at http://tinyurl.com/yxsg6xal. Limited travel support is available. You can apply for the travel support using the same form by 17 May 2019. This event is open to all career levels. Drone experience is not required. The organizers are seeking breadth of relevant expertise and are seeking to build a skilled community.

Questions? Contact jwyngaar@nd.edu.

Speakers
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Jane Wyngaard

University of Notre Dame




Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 5:30pm
TCC

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
TCC

2:00pm

Workshop Session 2
Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TCC

3:30pm

Break
Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TCC

4:00pm

Workshop Session 3
Tuesday July 16, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
TCC

5:30pm

End of Day 1
Tuesday July 16, 2019 5:30pm - 5:30pm
TCC
 
Wednesday, July 17
 

8:30am

Morning Plenary
  • Increasing the Impact of the Smithsonian's Geological Collections
    Adam Mansur, Smithsonian Institution

  • Ease Leads to Exposure, Exposure Leads to Adoption
    Dawn Wright, Esri

  • Have you heard this data? New approaches to science communication with data sonification and music
    Judy Twedt, University of Washington

  • Climate Change and Ocean Impacts: Washington’s use-case for earth science data
    Jennifer Hennessey, Washington State Government


Speakers
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Jennifer Hennessey

Senior Policy Advisor on Ocean Health, Washington State Government
Jennifer Hennessey is a senior policy advisor on ocean health for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. Ms. Hennessey advises on policies to address ocean impacts from climate change, such as ocean acidification, ocean warming, hypoxia, and other ocean health topics. Previously, Ms... Read More →
avatar for Adam Mansur

Adam Mansur

Data Manager, Smithsonian Institution
Adam joined the Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution in 2010 after completing an MS in geochemistry at the University of Maryland. At the Smithsonian, Adam oversees data about one of the largest, most comprehensive geological collections in the world. The... Read More →
avatar for Judy Twedt

Judy Twedt

Climate Data Sound Artist, University of Washington
Judy Twedt uses sound and music to create acoustic and emotionally expressive representations of climate data.  Analogous to visualization, data sonification is the sonic representation of data. Judy's climate data soundtracks have been aired on KUOW, PBS, and NPR.  She is a speaker... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright

Chief Scientist, Esri
As Chief Scientist of Esri, Dawn Wright aids in strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while also representing Esri to the scientific community. A specialist in marine geology, Dawn has authored and contributed to some of the most definitive literature... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
TCC

8:30am

Data in Action Teacher Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Data in Action with Jupyter Notebooks and other Earth Science Tool
The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Education Committee looking for science and technology teachers from middle, high school, and community colleges to join our educational community!

8:30 - Introductions, ESIP Overview & Intro to Coding with Jupyter Notebooks
9:30 - Plenary Session (full ESIP) 
10:30 - Break
11:00 - Jupyter Notebooks Hurricane Activity
12:30 - Lunch
2:00 - Climate Literacy in the Classroom
3:00 – Using NASA SEDAC Online Data Products and Services
3:20 – GOES-16/17 Activities from NOAA CIMSS
3:40 – Break
4:00 – SuAVE Survey Analysis via Visual Exploration
5:00 - Wrap-up and Evaluations

Participating teachers are warmly invited and strongly encouraged to attend the Research Showcase Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8pm as well as the FUNding Friday competition on Friday morning.

*The teacher registration rate is $50. Teachers attending the workshop will be refunded this fee after attending the 1-day event (but have access to the entire ESIP meeting) plus a stipend of $200. Register through the ESIP Summer Meeting Registration Site: http://www.cvent.com/d/66qpqs.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Downs

Bob Downs

CIESIN
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Earth Institute of Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Information Engineer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →
avatar for LuAnn Dahlman

LuAnn Dahlman

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

Shelley Olds

Science Education Specialist, UNAVCO
Data visualization tools, Earth science education, human dimensions of natural hazards, disaster risk reduction (DRR), resilience building.
avatar for Becky Reid

Becky Reid

I'm a science educator, here at the 2019 Winter Meeting to help ESIP members make their data available for use by teachers in their classrooms through Jupyter notebooks.




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

10:30am

Break
Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
TCC

11:00am

Breakout Session 1
Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
TCC

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
TCC

2:00pm

Breakout Session 2
Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TCC

3:30pm

Break
Wednesday July 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TCC

4:00pm

Breakout Session 3
Wednesday July 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
TCC

5:30pm

Research Showcase
Research Showcase on the evening of July 17th. This evening reception will provide participants with a wide variety of options for sharing their work - they can share posters, demo tools, and we also encourage them to use visual media to present their data and research as art.

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

8:00pm

End of Day 2
Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00pm - 8:00pm
TCC
 
Thursday, July 18
 

9:00am

Morning Plenary
Thursday morning's plenary will include:

  • Lightning Round of ESIP Lab Talks
  • Kelsey Jordahl, TBA

Thursday July 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TCC

10:30am

Break
Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
TCC

11:00am

Breakout Session 1
Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
TCC

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday July 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
TCC

2:00pm

Unconference
An "unconference" is particularly useful when participants generally have a high level of expertise or knowledge in the field the conference convenes to discuss. So ESIP is the perfect place to unconference!

At the ESIP unconference, the agenda is created by the attendees through the first 2.5 days of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can add ideas to the Unconference board at Registration. Participants will also have dots included with their name badges. You can vote on your preferred sessions throughout the first 2.5 days. At lunch, before this session starts we will co-create the schedule based on session popularity and attendee input. There will be 4x40 min unconference slots with 10 minutes to move between session during each unconference block.

ESIP unconference sessions are led by the participant who suggested its topic; Sessions can also be geared around working on a particular topic, hack-a-thon, whatever you need at this point in the meeting, make it your session!


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
TCC

5:00pm

Unconference Wrap-up
We will come back to plenary for a quick session to report out on key insights, lessons learned and anything that is being carried forward. This could be great fodder for FUNding Friday team forming and poster making too! 

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
TCC

6:30pm

FUNding Friday Poster Making Session
Join us at 7 Seas to make a poster or find a team + make a poster for FUNding Friday (FF).

FUNding Friday is an annual mini-grant competition associated with ESIP’s Summer Meeting. The mini-grants are available to ESIP members ($5000) and to students and Education Committee workshop participants ($3000), with total number of awards specified annually and generally 2-4 awards per participant group.

Interested participants must exhibit a poster describing the project during the Poster Pitch session (Friday morning, check the Summer Meeting schedule for specific time and place). The poster should be hung in the provided space before the pitch session begins.

The poster size is limited to 25 by 30 inches. It can be hand-drawn; materials for the posters are provided to interested participants during the FF Poster event Thursday night.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
7 Seas Brewery 2101 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

8:00pm

End of Day 3
Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 8:00pm
TCC
 
Friday, July 19
 

9:00am

FUNding FRIDAY & Morning Plenary
  • FUNding Friday Pitches
  • Increasing Earth Data Usage through Public Data and Machine Learning
    Shane Glass, Google
  • TBA

Speakers
avatar for Shane Glass

Shane Glass

Public Data Lead, Google


Friday July 19, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TCC

10:30am

Break
Friday July 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
TCC

11:00am

Breakout Session 1
Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
TCC

12:30pm

Lunch & Meeting End
Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
TCC