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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.

All Presentations are being added to a Google Folder temporarily and then will be moved to FigShare and linked to the sessions here. 

The 2018 Summer Meeting is at Marriott University Park in Tucson, AZ, July 17 - 20, 2018.

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

Session Guidance

If you are leading a session at the Summer Meeting, please review our session guidance here.


Room Block Update: Our block is full, but you can try to email Austin Fox (Austin.fox@atriumhospitality.com), our main contact at the Marriott and will do his best to get a room. Alternatively, you can call and they will build a reservation for you, the phone # is 520-629-2804, be sure to tell them you are with the ESIP group.

You can see a list of alternate hotel options here.


The hotel is 20 minutes from the Tucson airport. There is some carpool (or Lyft) coordination here. Note: ESIP Staff is not responsible for this. 

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:
20th Anniversary Reception & Research as Art 

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us to celebrate 20 years of ESIP. The 20th anniversary is combined with Research as Art. 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.

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

Thursday, 6:30-9:00pm 
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, 8:30-9:00am
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.

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