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Attending the 2020 ESIP Winter Meeting

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The winter meeting of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) focuses on building public-private partnerships, with the goal being to increase data availability and value. 

Scientists in a range of Earth science fields convene this week to discuss ways to make data useful to different user types. Several NCEI scientists will attend this biannual meeting themed “Putting Data to Work: Building Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Resilience & Enhance the Socioeconomic Value of Data.”  

Attendees at the conference January 7–9 in Bethesda, Maryland, include ESIP members with backgrounds in Earth science data and information technology, researchers, science educators, and many doing related work in the public and private sectors. This marks the 14th year of the biannual meeting.

A number of presentations focus on improving data, such as metadata, data standards, data stewardship, and the like. Additional sessions focus on how best to achieve useful public-private partnerships and understanding how such partnerships will affect data acquisition, maintenance, and use. Attracting hundreds of attendees, the conference schedule includes plenary sessions, breakout presentations, panel discussions, technical workshops, and posters.

The meeting’s lineup reinforces ESIP’s strategic plan to make Earth science data more discoverable, accessible, and useful to researchers, policy makers, and the public. ESIP’s overarching goal continues to be providing knowledge that is responsive to societal needs.

ESIP is a nonprofit, volunteer organization and an independent forum for addressing Earth science issues and assisting the missions of its agency partners. Besides NCEI, other ESIP partners include NOAA, NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the American Geophysical Union. Updates from the conference can be followed on Twitter, @ESIPfed.

NCEI Sessions, Presentations, and Posters at ESIP Winter 2020

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Sessions

Bringing Science Data Uncertainty Down to Earth — Sub-orbital, In Situ, and Beyond
Session co-organizer: Ge Peng, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 • 4:00–5:30 PM

Citizen Science Data and Information Quality
Session co-organizer: Ge Peng, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM

Do you have a labeling problem? Three tools for labeling data (Part 1)
Hands-on labeling workshop (Part 2)
Thursday, January 9 • 10:15–11:45 AM (Part 1)
Thursday, January 9 • 12:00–1:30 PM (Part 2)
Session co-organizer: Douglas Y. Rao, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI

License Up! What license works for you and your downstream repositories?
Panel convened by Donald Collins, NCEI/NESDIS/NOAA
Thursday, January 9 • 12:00–1:30 PM

Presentations

NOAA’s Data Stewardship Maturity Matrix – Stewardship Maturity Scores and Quality Information (remote presentation) 
Ge Peng, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI
Making a Good First Impression: Metadata Quality Metrics for Earth Observation Data
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM 

Quality Metadata and The National Climate Assessment
Sarah Champion, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI
Making a Good First Impression: Metadata Quality Metrics for Earth Observation Data
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM 

 Improving Surface Temperature Data Quality by Leveraging Daily Satellite Observations and Machine-learning Techniques
Douglas Y. Rao, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI
AI for Augmenting Geospatial Information Discovery
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM 

Posters

How Mature Is Your Data? CoMET and the DSMQ: An Enterprise Metadata Management Solution
Amanda Dean, Case Consultants, Int. for NOAA NCEI; Paul Lemieux III, Riverside Technology for NOAA NCEI; Nancy Ritchey, NOAA NCEI; Ge Peng, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI; Anna Milan, NOAA NCEI; and John Relph, NOAA NCEI
Wednesday, January 8 • 6:00–8:00 PM

Building Machine Learning Tutorials for Earth Science Applications
Douglas Y. Rao, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)/NCSU and NCEI; Anne Wilson - Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; and Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Knowledge Motifs, LLC
Wednesday, January 8 • 6:00–8:00 PM

 

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