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Welcome to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.

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Wednesday, July 18 • 8:45am - 9:05am
Raskin Scholar

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In March 2012, ESIP lost long-time member, Rob Raskin. Rob was soft-spoken, easy-going, wise and an Earth science information partner extraordinaire. Rob was a mentor to many aspiring Earth science data professionals. In collaboration with Rob’s family, ESIP remembers Rob and his dedication to support the next generation of Earth science data and technology leaders through the Robert G. Raskin Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual in the Earth or computer sciences who has an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. The Raskin Scholarship seeks to promote collaboration, research support, and exposure for talented students in the Earth or computer sciences. Special attention will be given to applicants demonstrating an interest in semantics, GIS, cyberinfrastructure and computing in the geosciences.

ESIP awarded the 2018 Robert G. Raskin scholarship to Sara Lafia, a graduate student in the Geography Department at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Lafia’s research focuses on enabling the spatial discovery of researcher datasets and publications. In support of this goal, she has develop linked data models and spatializations. During her time at UCSB, she has collaborated with the UCSB Library and the Center for Spatial Studies to advance the use of geospatial platforms, like Esri Open Data, to support spatial data curation and discovery. Sara’s expertise is in GIScience and increasingly in geo­semantics; she is gaining complementary domain understanding of advances in Earth science computing through the ESIP community.

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Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Ed Armstrong

Ed Armstrong

Science Systems Engineer, NASA JPL/PO.DAAC
avatar for Sara Lafia

Sara Lafia

Graduate Student, University of California - Santa Barbara
Sara is a graduate student in the Department of Geography at UCSB. Sara's background is in Urban and Regional Planning and GIS. Her current research focuses on advancing the spatial discovery of research data. Sara's research interests include geographic information retrieval, data... Read More →
avatar for Christine White

Christine White

Technical Advisor, Esri

Wednesday July 18, 2018 8:45am - 9:05am PDT
Grand Canyon Ballroom
  Grand Canyon Ballroom, Plenary
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