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Participating in the 2020 ESIP Summer Meeting

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The summer meeting of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) goes all virtual this year, using a combination of breakout sessions, plenaries, and research showcases to feature work that builds resilience and increases data value in Earth sciences.

Several scientists from NCEI and the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) will participate in the biannual meeting themed “Putting Data to Work: Building Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Resilience & Enhance the Socioeconomic Value of Data.” Virtual sessions take place July 14–24 for attendees with backgrounds in Earth science data and information technology, research, and science education, from the public and private sectors.

The online format of the conference incorporates:

  • Community-contributed breakout sessions
  • Six plenary sessions
  • Research showcases of member work
  • Virtual posters
  • A mini-grant competition

The conference schedule covers many topics, such as dataset quality and curation, Earth science education, cloud optimization, data uncertainty, case studies on data usage, and much more. Hundreds of participants are anticipated during the online conference.

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, 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, or by checking the hashtag #ESIPFed.

NCEI and Cooperative Institute Participation at ESIP Summer 2020

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Workshops, Breakouts, and Working Sessions

Pre-ESIP Workshop: Developing Community Guidelines for Consistently Curating and Representing Dataset Quality Information

  • Ge Peng, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System System Studies (CISESS)/North Carolina State University (NCSU); Nancy Ritchey, NCEI, invited speaker
  • Monday, July 13, 2020 • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Breakout Session: Exploring New Perspectives and Formulating Best Practices for Data Uncertainty Information - Part 1

  • Ge Peng, CISESS/NCSU
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM

Working Session: Exploring New Perspectives and Formulating Best Practices for Data Uncertainty Information - Part 2

  • Ge Peng, CISESS/NCSU
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 • 4:00–5:30 PM

Breakout Session: Machine Learning Tutorials

  • Douglas (Yuhan) Rao, CISESS/NCSU
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions, One & Two: Organizational Strategies, Standards, and Policies for Machine Learning - Charting the Next Step of ESIP Machine Learning Cluster

  • Douglas (Yuhan) Rao, CISESS/NCSU
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM & 4:00–5:30 PM

Breakout Session: Citizen Science Data and Information Quality

  • Ge Peng, CISESS/NCSU
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 • 2:00–3:30 PM

Working Session: What We Wish We’d Learned in Grad School: A Workshop to Develop a Mini Data Management Training

  • Douglas (Yuhan) Rao, CISESS/NCSU
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 • 4:00–5:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Challenges of Consistently Curating and Representing FAIR Dataset Quality Information

  • Ge Peng and Sarah Champion, CISESS/NCSU
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 • 11:30 AM–1:00 PM