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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 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Plenary - Informatics activities in Tucson

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  • Dr. Bill Smith, Natural Resources & Environment, University of AZ (15+5)
  • Rowena Davis, Belmont Forum e-Infra (15 mins+5)
  • Dr. Bryan Heidorn & Gretchen Stahlman, School of Information, Long-tail Dark Data (15 mins + 5)
  • Dr. Tyson Swetnam, CyVerse (15 mins + 5)
Plenary wrap-up & Lunch time discussion

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Speakers & Moderators
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Rowena Davis

Rowena Davis is a project coordinator for the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. The e-I&DM project aims to develop a coordinated approach to sharing... Read More →

Bryan Heidorn

University of Arizona
P. Bryan Heidorn is the Director of the University of Arizona School of Information. Prior to coming to the UA, Heidorn was a faculty member of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the last two years he also... Read More →
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Erin Robinson

Co-founder and CEO, Metadata Game Changers
I work at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over more than 10 years, I’ve honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology.
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Bill Smith

I am a member of the Earth Dynamics Observatory and PI of the Ecosystem Climate Dynamics lab at the University of Arizona. Our research focuses on understanding the complex responses of the terrestrial biosphere to rising atmospheric CO2, climate change, and land-use change across... Read More →
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Gretchen Stahlman

University of Arizona
Gretchen Stahlman is a PhD candidate in the University of Arizona School of Information. She holds a Master of Science degree in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. As a UA iSchool doctoral student, Gretchen has participated in several projects exploring cyberinfrastructure... Read More →
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Tyson Swetnam

University of Arizona
My primary responsibilities at CyVerse involve the deployment of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for life science and agricultural research. I also work closely with the NSF Critical Zone Observatory NetworkOpenTopography, and XSEDEdeploying scalable GIS applications running on CyVerse resources... Read More →

Wednesday July 18, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm PDT
Grand Canyon Ballroom
  Grand Canyon Ballroom
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