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.

If you haven’t already, register here!
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The 2018 Summer Meeting is at Marriott University Park in Tucson, AZ, July 17 - 20, 2018.

Early registration (through June 30, 2018) is $415 for members and $550 for non-members. After June 30, the registration fee rises to $515 for members and $650 for non-members. The student registration fee is $150 (This does not go up). A special one-day rate is available for $200. A full refund will be given until June 30. No refunds will be issued for canceled registration after June 30.

Registration link: http://www.cvent.com/d/1tqyxy/4W


A blocks of rooms have been held at a group rate of $93 at the Marriott University Park, within GSA per diem rates for Tucson. The blocks will be held until July 2, 2018 or they are filled, whichever comes first.

Book your rooms using THIS LINK.

Transportation to University Park Hotel

The hotel is 20 minutes from the Tucson airport.

Airport Shuttle information coming soon. 

Pre-ESIP Meetings & ESIP Workshops:
DataONE Users Group Meeting
Details will be announced here: https://www.dataone.org/dataone-users-group

ESIP Summer Meeting Events:

Research as Art

Tuesday, 7-9pm 
This is a gallery-style event that uses visual media to show how the ESIP community uses data.The goal of Research as Art is to show how the ESIP community uses data, and the diversity of the work done by our members. We’ll display a range of entries that show the diversity of research done by members of our community, as well as their creativity and the impact of their work, in an engaging and accessible way. Drinks and snacks will be offered; your name tag includes a ticket good for one drink of your choice. Please note that this event replaces the traditional Wednesday evening poster session.

20th Anniversary Reception

Wednesday, 7-10pm
Join us to celebrate 20 years of ESIP.

FUNding Friday Draw-a-thon (poster making session)

Thursday, 7-10pm 
Join us for a collaborative, creative poster-making session that will help you prepare for FUNding Friday. Please plan to attend if you’re going to pursue a FUNDing Friday grant, we’ll have poster-making supplies on hand. This event is also for those looking to brainstorm a FUNding Friday project and people who wish to find project collaborators, but anyone is welcome to attend.

FUNding Friday

Friday, 8:30-9am
ESIP provides small grants to members and students to allow them to test new technologies and innovative ideas. We recognize that innovation requires a willingness to take risks; these grants give the community the freedom to be inventive and apply creative approaches to challenging problems. During this event, members and students are invited to pitch a project to meeting attendees via a poster and brief talk. Several grants of $5,000 are given to ESIP members and several grants of $3,000 are given to students whose projects are selected by attendees for funding. Awardees are expected to present the results of their project at a future meeting. Complete rules are here.