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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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Thursday, July 19
 

7:30am

Registration Open
Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Foyer 880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719

8:00am

ESIP Lab: Incubator Outcomes, Google Summer of Code Update, Advances in Provenance, USGS + ESIP Lab Partnership
A little more than a year ago, we created the ESIP Lab, run by Annie Burgess, the ESIP Lab Director. The ESIP Lab empowers the scientific community by supporting ideation, incubation and evaluation of Earth sciences cyberinfrastructure and encompasses most of the ESIP's funded projects - incubator, FUNding Friday and tech evaluation. In this session, we will give a short primer on the lab and focus on recent outcomes of 2017 funded projects.  

ESIP Lab and USGS
  • Sky Bristol
Provenance
  • Lewis McGibbney
  • Doug Fils
Google Summer of Code
  • Ryan Berkheimer 
  • Lewis McGibbney
Fall 2017 Funded Incubator Projects 
Fall 2017 projects are wrapping up their development cycle and will be presented during the Thursday plenary session at the Summer Meeting. The project summaries are here:

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Ryan Berkheimer

Ryan Berkheimer

Software Research, GST at NOAA NCEI
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

ESIP Lab Director, ESIP
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Metadata Developer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Thomer

Andrea Thomer

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Information
I'm an information scientist interested in biodiversity and earth science informatics, natural history museum data, data curation, information organization, and computer-supported cooperative work! I'm looking for students!
avatar for Christine White

Christine White

Technical Advisor, Esri




Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Grand Canyon Ballroom
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9:30am

Preparing for the CoreTrustSeal - Insights and Lessons Learned
As part of a coalition convened by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and also in collaboration with the Research Data Alliance, ESIP is fostering capabilities to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) by contributing to the Enabling FAIR Data project. Among many key contributors and stakeholders of the effort, data repositories and their capabilities are vital to enable and facilitate the FAIR principles as developed by Force11.org.

In order to understand the data repositories’ services and their maturity levels, there are several options for assessing a data repository, and one possibility that is being considered by the Enabling FAIR Data project is the CoreTrustSeal. While the CoreTrustSeal has provided guidelines and tutorials regarding the assessment process, a data repository might still have questions regarding the best approach in evaluating its services per the CoreTrustSeal requirements.

During this session, the speakers will present their experiences to advise potential or would-be CoreTrustSeal applicants on several key areas including licensing, ethical norms, funding and preservation level. The speakers will also interact with the audience to answer any additional questions or concerns that the audience might have.

Session Agenda:
  1. Introduction - Sophie Hou and Doug Schuster (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  2. Presentations:
    • Lisa Johnston – University of Minnesota
    • Roger Weaver – Missouri University of Science and Technology
    • Bob Downs – CIESIN-SEDAC, Columbia University
  3. Discussion/Q&As
  4. Next steps

Speakers & Moderators
SH

Sophie Hou

Data Curation and Stewardship Coordinator, National Center for Atmospheric Research
data management/curation/stewardship: including but not limited to data life cycle, policies, sustainability, education and training, data quality, usability.
KL

Kerstin Lehnert

Columbia University
Kerstin Lehnert, Chair of the EarthCube Leadership Council (December 2015 - May 2018), is Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Director of the NSF-funded data facility IEDA (Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance). Kerstin holds... Read More →
avatar for Roger Weaver

Roger Weaver

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Missouri University of Science and Technology


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Canyon A

9:30am

Quantifying (Yes Quantifying!) Value of EO Data via Socioeconomics
If putting a dollar value on your research makes you queasy, yet you must do it to justify and continue your work, this session is here to help. This session will feature 3 presentations on approaches and tools for tying your Earth Observations (EO) data with quantifiable business value. Building upon other ESIP threads such as the benefits of using EO data to build resilient communities, and spatial information as a key to link science, demographics, and economic value, presentations will focus on business use cases for EO, how to connect observation data to economic datasets, and how to position your EO research products. During the latter half of the session, we invite discussion on real world experiences, and challenges and successes you encounter.

Presentations:
1) What's the Value of Integrating Socioeconomic and Earth Observations Data? - Bob Downs (CIESIN), Bob Chen (CIESIN), and Karen Moe (NASA GSFC)
2) Increase the Relevance, Impact, and Efficiency of Your Research - Ben Hickson (University of Arizona)
3) Understanding Value to Articulate Worth in EO Data - Christine White (Esri), Laura McNulty (Esri), and Tripp Corbett (Esri)

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Christine White

Christine White

Technical Advisor, Esri


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Canyon B

9:30am

EarthCube CDF General Assembly Meeting
The Council of Data Facilities (CDF) is committed to working with relevant agencies, professional associations, initiatives, and other complementary efforts to enable transformational science, innovative education, and informed public policy through increased coordination, collaboration, and innovation in the acquisition, curation, preservation, and dissemination of geoscience data, tools, models, and services. Existing and emerging geoscience data facilities – through the Council – are committed to serving as an effective foundation for EarthCube. The General Assembly meeting is open to the official representatives from all member data facilities, additional member organization personnel as desired by the members, as well as observers. Agenda 9:30am Intro and sign-in of CDF members and guests {Tim Ahern, Lynne Schreiber) 10:00am P418/19 and the CDF (Mohan Ramamurthy) 10:30am Infrastructure sharing for CDF (Kerstin/Tim Ahern) 11:00-11:20am Break 11:20am Proposed Changes in CDF Charter, Formal Vote on Charter Changes by Active members (Tim Ahern) Election of new CDF Exec, Introduction of Slate of Candidates (Lindsey Powers, Tim Ahern) 12:10pm ROI metrics (Corinna Gries) 12:40pm ORCiD (Eric Olson, ORCiD) 13:10pm Election Results (Lynne Schreiber) 13:15pm End of Meeting


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Canyon C

9:30am

How can CHRS RainSphere and USDA AgRisk Viewer teams promote the use of their tools for climate resilience?
This session-within-a-session comprises two parts. Attendees will first hear how CHRS (Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing) RainSphere staff and USDA SWCH (Southwest Climate Hub) staff help make climate data and climate projections more easily understood and accessible to their respective users. Then, session attendees will draw from each presentation to outline a case study for the Climate Resilience Toolkit (CRT). Attendees can use strategies from the session to highlight their own projects' accomplishments.

This is the 5th workshop sponsored by ESIP's Agriculture & Climate Cluster to develop CRT case studies.

Workshop agenda:

[5 min] Introduction to the workshop, logistics, larger goal to establish a CRT pipeline at the ESIP level

[5 min] LuAnn Dahlman, NOAA, Introduction to CRT, including a backwards journey from a CRT case study to the story template

[15 min] Hoang Tran (Univ. of California, Irvine), CHRS RainSphere - a new user friendly tool for analyzing global remotely sensed rainfall estimates (HoangT abstract)

[15 min] Julian Reyes (USDA Southwest Climate Hub), Toward accessible, discoverable, and usable crop insurance data: Multi-scale analysis and visualization of cause of loss (JulianR abstract)

[45 min] Group discussion on and drafting of an incipient story, for each presentation, that would become a CRT case study

[5 min] Wrap-up: Next steps.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for LuAnn Dahlman

LuAnn Dahlman

Science Writer and Editor, NOAA Climate Program Office
The updated Climate Explorer application.
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3
avatar for Julian Reyes

Julian Reyes

Climate Hub Fellow, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
avatar for Bill Teng

Bill Teng

Principal Scientist, NASA GES DISC (ADNET)
avatar for Hoang Viet Tran

Hoang Viet Tran

Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. student from University of California, Irvine



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Madera

9:30am

Using Cloud Object Stores for Data Storage and Data Services
This session will review and discuss a variety of approaches for using cloud object store technologies to support earth system science (ESS) data storage and data services. On the data storage side, we will discuss a range of projects from those storing existing ESS data files in object stores to projects developing data formats designed with object stores in mind (Zarr, TileDB, etc.).

On the data service end, we will discuss architectures and solutions to leverage object stores for improving data access and analysis (NEXUS, WSWM, HSDS, etc.).

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Ethan Davis

Ethan Davis

UCAR Unidata
avatar for Thomas Huang

Thomas Huang

Technical Group Supervisor, JPL


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Pima
  • Subject Deep Dive
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  • Tags Cloud Computing

9:30am

Custom Built Jupyter Widgets for Earth Science
For many scientific questions in the Earth sciences, the sheer volume of observed and/or modeled data is a barrier to progress, as it is difficult to explore and analyze using the traditional paradigm of downloading datasets to a local computer for analysis. Furthermore, methods for communicating Earth science algorithms that operate on large datasets in an easily understandable and reproducible way are needed. The Jupyter project has created several tools for general data science that can be leverage for exploratory data analysis of tera- to peta-byte scale geospatial data datasets.

This session will be a hands-on introduction to:
JupyterLab (the Jupyter project's next-generation UI)
Jupyter Widgets (the interconnection between the UI and a Python kernel)
Earth Engine (Google's cloud-based geospatial analysis API)
Examples of satellite data exploration and analysis
In addition, we will be using the following technologies:
JupyterHub for hosting the multi-user environment
Docker for packaging up JupyterLab, the Earth Engine Python API, and dozens of scientific Python packages
GitHub for sharing all of the session content

Learn more about Jupyter and attend the other workshops using ESIPhub:

* Tuesday morning includes a general overview of Jupyter usage in our community.
http://sched.co/Eype
* Just after the overview session is a Metadata Improvement Lab focused on schema.org for datasets.  
http://sched.co/Eypl
* Wednesday afternoon is a workshop for cloud-based analysis.
http://sched.co/EyqK


Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Tyler Erickson

Tyler Erickson

Developer Advocate, Google
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Metadata Developer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Sabino

9:30am

JSON Encodings for Spatial Data: Data Modeling, Dialects and Languages
A number of JSON serializations exist for representing Earth Observation data however further work needs to be undertaken to align efforts, reduce overlap and expand/evangelize usage and software implementations. Some examples include TopoJSON, JSON-LD, hdf5-json, GeoJSON, CovJSON, CF-JSON, NCO-JSON, STAR JSON and there are several others.
Due to initiatives such as the W3C + OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group (which resulted in a significant advancement of the CovJSON standard) this issue is gathering so much interest that NASA has recently initiated a dedicated Earth Science Data Systems Working Group to investigate, evaluate and provide a formal NASA recommendation for use of JSON Encodings for Spatial Data.
HDF5/JSON preserves the data and metadata of any HDF5 dataset through a round-trip encoding (i.e., HDF5 -> JSON -> HDF5). Thus HDF5/JSON is automatically 100% lossless. NCO-JSON is a compa-rable turnkey solution that serves for netCDF a similar role as HDF5/JSON for HDF5. Although netCDF can be implemented as a subset of HDF5, the two APIs and their vocabularies are so differ-ent that using or extending HDF5/JSON to represent netCDF files would be unnecessarily complex. CF-JSON, ERDDAP, and STAR JSON all implement the NCO-JSON dialect, designed to represent any data stored in netCDF format. Differences include that CF-JSON is designed to extend to higher-level CF constructs while STAR JSON includes a library for potentially faster conversion to and from JSON. NCO-JSON also provides lossy options to reduce JSON verbosity and size and increase legibil-ity.
Critical production-grade software infrastructure such as OPeNDAP also provides several mecha-nisms for serializing JSON data retrievals. Very recently, OPeNDAP developers have provided the ability to retrieve CovJSON responses from OPeNDAP queries. We anticipate that this functionality will enable a new generation of high performance applications.

Some stakeholders and interested parties in this area include:
· Web application developers tasked with designing and developing applications which con-sume EO spatial data.
· Parties interested in serving and consuming Spatial data on the Web.
· Developers at data centers who currently distribute/expose endpoints/resources which serve spatial data
Two back-to-back sessions will therefore cover (i) data modeling issues; providing an opportunity to evaluate the list of candidate JSON encodings and exploring model semantics, (ii) applications which leverage JSON serialization for EO data, and (iii) use cases which could explore and possibly benefit from use of JSON serializations for improving application performance.
The first session will offer four 20 mins presentations with the second workshop offering a hands on investigation into then extension of existing systems’ ability to return richer JSON encodings.

Agenda: 
9:30am-9:50am - NCO-JSON, Charlie Zender, UCI <zender@uci.edu>10:00am-10:20am - CoverageJSON, Jon Blower, The Institute for Environmental Analytics <j.blower@the-iea.org>10:30am-10:50am - HDF5-JSON, Aleksandar Jelenak, HDF Group <ajelenak@hdfgroup.org>


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Ventana

11:00am

Networking Break
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Foyer 880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719

11:30am

Earth Science Data Uncertainty – White Paper Development – Working Session
During the 2017 ESIP Summer Meeting, the Information Quality Cluster (IQC) sponsored a plenary panel session and a breakout session focused on Earth science data uncertainty. Expert panellists presented to the ESIP audience key aspects of scientific quality and addressed questions such as "How is uncertainty determined and characterized in the products of their research or application? What are the major side effects and limitations of common statistical techniques used to quantify and characterize uncertainty? What is the impact of uncertainty on the quality of their data products? How is data uncertainty accounted for when multiple sources of data are spliced and woven into a single product? How do they document and convey the information about uncertainty to other scientific users? What is the best way of conveying uncertainty to the (possibly skeptical) public?" Following considerable discussion during the breakout session, a one of the key action items recommended was that a clear understanding of the concept of uncertainty, and its communication to users was essential, and that the IQC should develop a white paper to satisfy this objective. During the 2017 ESIP Winter Meeting, the IQC held a session titled "Formulation of a White Paper on Earth Science Data Uncertainty" where further presentations by experts was held about the mathematical basis for uncertainty as well as uncertainty from the point of view of scientific data producers and applications' users, followed by subgroup discussions for formulating the white paper. An outline of the white paper has been developed and reviewed by IQC members and a number of individuals have signed up to be co-authors and/or reviewers.

This IQC session represents a follow-on to the preceding ESIP 2018 Summer Meeting IQC breakout session which intends to provide an opportunity to acquire a final set considerations and recommendations from additional domain experts toward the development of the white paper. This purpose of this working session is to finalize the white paper outline and establish the final points and issues that should be addressed by the paper. This session will also function as a “last call” for any additional requests for co-authorship or reviewers for the proposed paper.


Speakers & Moderators
DM

David Moroni

Data Stewardship and User Services Team Lead, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
I am a Senior Science Data Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Data Stewardship and User Services Team Lead for the PO.DAAC Project, which provides users with data stewardship services including discovery, access, sub-setting, visualization, extraction, documentation... Read More →
avatar for Ge Peng

Ge Peng

Research Scholar, CICS-NC/NCEI
Dataset-centric scientific data stewardship, data quality management
avatar for Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Research Scientist/SME, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Information Quality, Data Stewardship, Provenance, Preservation Standards


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Canyon A

11:30am

Natural history museum informatics: new methods, old data
Natural history museums and related databases (e.g. the Paleobiology database, GBIF, Neotoma, Pangea) house a wealth of rich data about our planet and its biological and geological history. Next generation, "Big Data" approaches (e.g. machine learning, network analysis, natural language processing) offer exciting new ways of analyzing this data (paleoinformatics! Network paleoecology! etc). However, museum data collections must be well curated and accessible in order to make this work possible; and informaticians using these data must be aware of public datasets’ potential limitations in their work.

In this session, we'll present recent work at the intersection of new computational methods and old data, and discuss the infrastructures, algorithms, curatorial workflows and other considerations needed for this work. We mean "old data" in both the geologic sense, and in the "this has been on a museum shelf for 100 years" sense, and anticipate that this session will be of interest to folks in paleontology, natural history museum collections management, data curation, and more.

We intend this to be an interactive session, aimed at fostering discussion and building community around natural history informatics projects. What projects are you working on that make use of data derived from museum specimens or physical samples? What new approaches are you using? What new methods would you like to use?

Tentative schedule:
Short talks
Introduction to and motivations for this session - Andrea Thomer
Quantifying ecological impacts of mass extinctions with network analysis of fossil communities - A.D. Muscante
Work on 3d fossil scans - Gary Motz
Physical samples and schema.org - Doug Fils

Discussion - convened by Peter Fox and Andrea Thomer

Notes doc: http://bit.ly/2L2O9Si

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Gary Motz

Gary Motz

Chief Information Officer, Assistant Director for Information Services, Indiana Geological & Water Survey
Gary is an earth scientist and curator of data, metadata, and natural history collections. In his role at the Indiana Geological and Water survey, he oversees the information services division which provides cartographic, information technology, cyberinfrastructure, data science... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Thomer

Andrea Thomer

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Information
I'm an information scientist interested in biodiversity and earth science informatics, natural history museum data, data curation, information organization, and computer-supported cooperative work! I'm looking for students!


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Canyon B

11:30am

EarthCube CDF General Assembly Meeting
The Council of Data Facilities (CDF) is committed to working with relevant agencies, professional associations, initiatives, and other complementary efforts to enable transformational science, innovative education, and informed public policy through increased coordination, collaboration, and innovation in the acquisition, curation, preservation, and dissemination of geoscience data, tools, models, and services. Existing and emerging geoscience data facilities – through the Council – are committed to serving as an effective foundation for EarthCube. The General Assembly meeting is open to the official representatives from all member data facilities, additional member organization personnel as desired by the members, as well as observers. Agenda 9:30am Intro and sign-in of CDF members and guests {Tim Ahern, Lynne Schreiber) 10:00am P418/19 and the CDF (Mohan Ramamurthy) 10:30am Infrastructure sharing for CDF (Kerstin/Tim Ahern) 11:00-11:20am Break 11:20am Proposed Changes in CDF Charter, Formal Vote on Charter Changes by Active members (Tim Ahern) Election of new CDF Exec, Introduction of Slate of Candidates (Lindsey Powers, Tim Ahern) 12:10pm ROI metrics (Corinna Gries) 12:40pm ORCiD (Eric Olson, ORCiD) 13:10pm Election Results (Lynne Schreiber) 13:15pm End of Meeting


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Canyon C

11:30am

Metadata Tools: Talks and Discussion – Working focus on tools for publishing, curation, evaluation, and other metadata tasks from around the ESIP community
Whether we like it or not, metadata is an essential component of the entire data life cycle. This session will highlight solutions from various organizations and groups that are developing and integrating metadata curation, publishing, and evaluation tools. The lightning-style talks will convey:

- Purpose of the Tool
- Strengths of the Tool
- Weaknesses of the Tool
- Planned Improvements
- Dreams of New Capabilities

Following the talks, there will be a collaborative discussion. Slido will be used to capture the responses and attendees will be able to vote on what topics they want to discuss. Please bring your metadata tools questions and ideas to the session!

Scheduled Talks:
1. NASA: Metadata Curation Dashboard - Jeanne le Roux
2. NOAA/NCEI: Collection Metadata Editing Tool (CoMET) - John Relph
3. NOAA/NCEI: Completeness Rubrics, templates, GCMD Keyword Guidance and GCMD Checker and/or OneStop Discovery and Access UI - Anna Milan
4. USGS: ADIwg Open Source Metadata Toolkit - Dennis Walworth
5. CEDAR: Metadata Workbench - John Graybeal
6. DataOne: DataONE framework - Amber Budden, Dave Vieglais and Matt Jones
7. CINERGI/DDH - Steve Richard


Speakers & Moderators
AB

Amber Budden

Director for Community Engagement and Outreach, DataONE
avatar for John Graybeal

John Graybeal

Technical Program Manager, CEDAR and BioPortal, Stanford University
Metadata, semantics, and cool repositories for metadata and semantics. | Cool Earth Science (or biomedical) projects that will change the world. | Or at least, change the way we manage metadata about the world.
avatar for Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Director of Informatics, UC Santa Barbara
Data Federation | Open Science | Provenance and Semantics
avatar for Anna Milan

Anna Milan

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
~*~Metadata Adds Meaning~*~
avatar for John Relph

John Relph

Disruptor, NESDIS/NCEI
OneStop, Metadata, Archival, Automation, Data Management, Canaan Dogs
JL

Jeanne le Roux

Research Associate, DSIG/ ESSC
avatar for Tyler Stevens

Tyler Stevens

Senior Discipline Engineer, NASA EED-2 / SGT
DV

Dave Vieglais

University of Kansas / DataONE



Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Madera

11:30am

Interactive Data Analysis on Cloud Environment
From hype to real world applications, cloud computing is proven as the platform to tackle our big data challenges. With the elasticity of the cloud, it is possible for us to develop solutions for our community to analysis and interact large collection of data where the actual computing is performed on the cloud next to the data. This session welcomes speakers to discuss and demonstrate their cloud-based solution for interactive science analysis. Invited speakers: Emily Law/JPL - JPL's Trek technology for interactive exploration of planetary and earth data; Rich Signell/USGS - Interactive, data-proximate analysis of earth system model data on the Cloud; Sudhir Shrestha/ESRI - Improved decision support system with Real time flood inundation forecast Applications; Joe Jacob/JPL - OceanWorks: Ocean Science Data Analytics using Apache Science Data Analytics Platform

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Thomas Huang

Thomas Huang

Technical Group Supervisor, JPL
avatar for Rich Signell

Rich Signell

Oceanographer, USGS
Ocean Modeling, Python, NetCDF, THREDDS, ERDDAP, UGRID, SGRID, CF-Conventions, Jupyter, JupyterHub, CSW, TerriaJS


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Pima
  • Subject Jump In
  • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
  • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
  • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028
  • Tags Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Science Software

11:30am

Machine Learning Working Session
Machine Learning engagement activities to increase the connectivity among data providers, Earth scientists, machine learning practicioners and computer service providers

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP Federation
Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sabino

11:30am

JSON Encodings for Spatial Data: Applications and Use Cases
A number of JSON serializations exist for representing Earth Observation data however further work needs to be undertaken to align efforts, reduce overlap and expand/evangelize usage and software implementations. Some examples include TopoJSON, JSON-LD, hdf5-json, GeoJSON, CovJSON, CF-JSON, NCO-JSON, STAR JSON and there are several others.
Due to initiatives such as the W3C + OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group (which resulted in a significant advancement of the CovJSON standard) this issue is gathering so much interest that NASA has recently initiated a dedicated Earth Science Data Systems Working Group to investigate, evaluate and provide a formal NASA recommendation for use of JSON Encodings for Spatial Data.
HDF5/JSON preserves the data and metadata of any HDF5 dataset through a round-trip encoding (i.e., HDF5 -> JSON -> HDF5). Thus HDF5/JSON is automatically 100% lossless. NCO-JSON is a compa-rable turnkey solution that serves for netCDF a similar role as HDF5/JSON for HDF5. Although netCDF can be implemented as a subset of HDF5, the two APIs and their vocabularies are so differ-ent that using or extending HDF5/JSON to represent netCDF files would be unnecessarily complex. CF-JSON, ERDDAP, and STAR JSON all implement the NCO-JSON dialect, designed to represent any data stored in netCDF format. Differences include that CF-JSON is designed to extend to higher-level CF constructs while STAR JSON includes a library for potentially faster conversion to and from JSON. NCO-JSON also provides lossy options to reduce JSON verbosity and size and increase legibil-ity.
Critical production-grade software infrastructure such as OPeNDAP also provides several mecha-nisms for serializing JSON data retrievals. Very recently, OPeNDAP developers have provided the ability to retrieve CovJSON responses from OPeNDAP queries. We anticipate that this functionality will enable a new generation of high performance applications.

Some stakeholders and interested parties in this area include:
· Web application developers tasked with designing and developing applications which con-sume EO spatial data.
· Parties interested in serving and consuming Spatial data on the Web.
· Developers at data centers who currently distribute/expose endpoints/resources which serve spatial data
Two back-to-back sessions will therefore cover (i) data modeling issues; providing an opportunity to evaluate the list of candidate JSON encodings and exploring model semantics, (ii) applications which leverage JSON serialization for EO data, and (iii) use cases which could explore and possibly benefit from use of JSON serializations for improving application performance.
The first session will offer four 20 mins presentations with the second workshop offering a hands on investigation into then extension of existing systems’ ability to return richer JSON encodings.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for David LeBauer

David LeBauer

University of Arizona
avatar for Bob Simons

Bob Simons

IT Specialist, NMFS SWFSC ERD
I work on ERDDAP, a free and open source data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps. ERDDAP has been installed and used by more than 70 organizations around the... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ventana

1:00pm

Lunch | Unconference Session Pitch-it
Are there topics that you want to discuss but not a session to do it in? Was there a session that ended before you were through hashing out the details? This is the opportunity. 


 

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

ESIP Lab Director, ESIP
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP Federation
Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Grand Canyon Ballroom

2:15pm

Unconference
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Grand Canyon Ballroom

3:15pm

Unconference
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand Canyon Ballroom

4:15pm

Unconference
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand Canyon Ballroom

5:00pm

6:30pm

FUNding Friday Networking + Poster Making
Join us at Gentle Ben's to make a poster or find a team + make a poster for FUNding Friday (FF).

FUNding Friday is an annual mini-grant competition associated with ESIP’s Summer Meeting. The mini-grants are available to ESIP members ($5000) and to students and Education Committee workshop participants ($3000), with total number of awards specified annually and generally 2-4 awards per participant group.
Interested participants must exhibit a poster describing the project during the Poster Pitch session (Friday morning, check the Summer Meeting schedule for specific time and place). The poster should be hung in the provided space before the pitch session begins.
The poster size is limited to 25 by 30 inches. It can be hand-drawn; materials for the posters are provided to interested participants during the FF Poster event Thursday night. 


Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

Lab Director, ESIP
Annie a postdoctoral fellow in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California and Project Assistant at NASA/JPL. She has a PhD in Geography with a focus on satellite remote sensing of snow and ice. Annie is an ASF member, Apache Tika PMC committer, and advocate... Read More →
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

ESIP Lab Director, ESIP
avatar for Steve Diggs

Steve Diggs

Technical Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


 
Friday, July 20
 

7:30am

Registration Open
Friday July 20, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Foyer 880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719

8:30am

FUNding Friday Pitch-it
Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

Lab Director, ESIP
Annie a postdoctoral fellow in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California and Project Assistant at NASA/JPL. She has a PhD in Geography with a focus on satellite remote sensing of snow and ice. Annie is an ASF member, Apache Tika PMC committer, and advocate... Read More →
avatar for Steve Diggs

Steve Diggs

Technical Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Friday July 20, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
Grand Canyon Ballroom

9:30am

Science Gateways in the Cloud, a Platform for Providing Modern Scientific Workflows for Reproducible Research and Collaboration
The advent and maturity of cloud computing technologies and tools have opened new avenues for addressing both Big Data and Open Science challenges to accelerate scientific discoveries. There is broad consensus that as data volumes grow rapidly, it is particularly important to reduce data movement and bring processing and computations to the data. Data providers also need to give scientists an ecosystem that includes data, tools, workflows and other end-to-end applications and services needed to perform analysis, integration, interpretation, and synthesis - all in the same environment or platform. Instead of moving data to processing systems near users, as is the tradition, one will need to bring processing, computing, analysis and visualization to data – so called data-proximate workbench capabilities, also known as server-side processing.

Cloud-based Science Gateways, through online portals and user-friendly interfaces, provide access to a range of resources that are of interest to a community of researchers, educators, and students, including datasets, tools, services, and workspaces. These offerings permit researchers to access a suite of capabilities to not only achieve reproducible science in a web-based workspace but also provide a platform for collaboration and conducting team science. In this session, speakers will present on-going efforts to develop cloud-based Science Gateways to facilitate end-to-end scientific workflows for communities of researchers, educators, and students in the geosciences.

Google Drive for this Session

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, San Diego Supercomputing Center (15 minutes)
Title: Science Gateways Overview

Mohan Ramamurthy, Unidata (15 minutes)
Title: Unidata Science Gateway

Eric Lingerfelt, EarthCube Science Support Office (15 minutes)
Title: Towards an Earthcube Science Gateway

Julien Chastang, Unidata (15 minutes)
Title: Unidata Science Gateway JupyterHub


Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Julien Chastang

Julien Chastang

Software Engineer, UCAR - Unidata
Scientific software developer at UCAR-Unidata.
avatar for Eric Lingerfelt

Eric Lingerfelt

Technical Officer, EarthCube
Eric Lingerfelt is the EarthCube Science Support Office Technical officer and comes to ESSO from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he specialized in the design, development, and deployment of full stack application systems in support of multiple areas of... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

Associate Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Science gateways and running


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Canyon A

9:30am

Enhancing the Robustness of Data - Information Quality and Usability Principles Can Help
The session will start with an introduction to key areas of data quality, how data quality measures have been applied to Earth Science data, and why it's important. The discussion will continue with how usability can provide utility to various applications and disciplines. These two presentations will lead to an overview of a web application for time series data quality control.

After these respective overviews, a more specific demo will be provided for the quality control software, including an explanation for how it works and how it represents a synthesis of information quality and usability. During this demo, audience members will participate in usability testing and provide live feedback about how intuitive the application's various interfaces are. In the end, participants will obtain a clearer understanding of the importance of information quality and usability, and how the related principles can help quality control software to be useful to its target community.

Speakers & Moderators
SH

Sophie Hou

Data Curation and Stewardship Coordinator, National Center for Atmospheric Research
data management/curation/stewardship: including but not limited to data life cycle, policies, sustainability, education and training, data quality, usability.
DM

David Moroni

Data Stewardship and User Services Team Lead, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
I am a Senior Science Data Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Data Stewardship and User Services Team Lead for the PO.DAAC Project, which provides users with data stewardship services including discovery, access, sub-setting, visualization, extraction, documentation... Read More →
avatar for Ge Peng

Ge Peng

Research Scholar, CICS-NC/NCEI
Dataset-centric scientific data stewardship, data quality management
avatar for Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Research Scientist/SME, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Information Quality, Data Stewardship, Provenance, Preservation Standards


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Canyon B

9:30am

Enabling FAIR Data - Project Status
The Enabling FAIR Data project will be moving quickly towards implementation. This session will provide the current status of the Commitment Statement and other project activities and outcome. This is a community-driven effort convened by the AGU. The purpose is to make scientific data open and FAIR across the Earth, space, and environmental science community. The FAIR Guiding Principles promote that data (including software and other research products) are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

This project provides common guidelines, recommendations, and policies for all journals and repositories in support of data (and other digital research products) being submitted and preserved in repositories with proper citation in the scholarly paper. This will allow data to be discoverable as a digital research product and not embedded in a supplement with inadequate metadata.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Denise Hills

Denise Hills

Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama
Long tail data, data preservation, connecting physical samples to digital information, geoscience policy, science communication
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP Federation
Erin Robinson works at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over the last 10 years, she has honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Stall

Shelley Stall

American Geophysical Union
Shelley Stall is the Director of Data Programs at the American Geophysical Union. Shelley has more than two decades of experience working in high-volume, complex data management environments. She has helped organizations in not-for-profit, commercial, defense, and federal civilian... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Madera

9:30am

Preparing Three Dimensional Data for Virtual and Augmented Reality
Many scientists and researchers have been inspired by the VR and AR demos that they have seen at ESIP, AGU and elsewhere. A common question that surfaces is, “how do I get my data into VR?” In this session, a 3D data expert will share information about how to prepare data for immersive data visualization and ideas about automating the ingest of data into immersive visualization platforms.



Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Nicholas Hedley

Nicholas Hedley

Professor / Director - Spatial Interface Research Lab, Simon Fraser University
I design, build, and deploy 3D interfaces for spatial applications. My primary technologies are: augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual reality, augmented virtuality. I am passionate about interfaces that deliver powerful experiences, and support elegant high-bandwidth interactions... Read More →
avatar for Shayna Skolnik

Shayna Skolnik

Co-founder / CEO, Navteca
Virtual reality, data visualization, science storytelling in VR, cloud computing, entrepreneurship, NASA ESTO Discover AQ project, | creativity + technology = awesome


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Pima
  • Subject Jump In
  • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
  • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
  • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028
  • Tags Cloud Computing, Discovery, Education, Information Quality, Science Communication, Science Software, VR/AR

9:30am

Metadata Times, They Are Changing - New Capabilities and Applications
We will cover new developments in metadata standards from a variety of communities: ISO, DataCite, DataOne, NASA.

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Ted Habermann

Ted Habermann

The HDF Group
avatar for Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Director of Informatics, UC Santa Barbara
Data Federation | Open Science | Provenance and Semantics
avatar for Tyler Stevens

Tyler Stevens

Senior Discipline Engineer, NASA EED-2 / SGT



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Sabino

9:30am

Community Ontology Repository Systems Administration Working Session
Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

ESIP Lab Director, ESIP
avatar for John Graybeal

John Graybeal

Technical Program Manager, CEDAR and BioPortal, Stanford University
Metadata, semantics, and cool repositories for metadata and semantics. | Cool Earth Science (or biomedical) projects that will change the world. | Or at least, change the way we manage metadata about the world.
BH

Beth Huffer

Lingua Logica


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Ventana

11:00am

11:30am

Data Model Cluster Meeting
First meeting of the new Data Model cluster

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Ethan Davis

Ethan Davis

UCAR Unidata


Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Canyon B

11:30am

Data Stewardship Committee Meeting
This session will present results from ongoing initiatives within the Data Stewardship Committee, and stimulate discussion on new project ideas. The agenda will include: 1) Discussion of the future update to the ESIP data citation guidelines (following from a Thursday unconference session), 2) Discussion of the "data risk factor categorization" project (following from a Tuesday working session), and 3) Discussion of the Data Stewardship Committee roadmap & goals

Speakers & Moderators
SH

Sophie Hou

Data Curation and Stewardship Coordinator, National Center for Atmospheric Research
data management/curation/stewardship: including but not limited to data life cycle, policies, sustainability, education and training, data quality, usability.
avatar for Matthew Mayernik

Matthew Mayernik

Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist, NCAR/UCAR Data Library
Matt is a Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist in the NCAR/UCAR Library. His work is focused on research and service development related to research data curation. His research interests include metadata practices and standards, data curation education, data citation... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Madera

11:30am

Information management code registry for earth and environmental sciences
Earth and environmental scientists and data managers write significant amounts of code each year for large scale data manipulation. However, publishing and sharing this code is not a common practice and is hampered by the lack of thematic code registries that are designed to make code easily discoverable and reusable. In an exploratory session at last year’s ESIP summer meeting we discussed community practices, existing repositories, challenges, and recommendations for what might be termed ‘information management’ code publication, i.e., code developed to prepare data for a specific research question.

This information management code registry has been implemented using OntoSoft (http://imcr.ontosoft.org/# ) and an initial hackathon conducted. It’s focus is on making code more discoverable that addresses common procedures that earth and environmental information managers encounter when organizing, cleaning, manipulating, documenting, and archiving data sets. It will live in the niche between scientific analysis code and short code snippets as found in Stack Overflow. It will be a community maintained resource containing everything from example information management code to programs with multiple functions that are generalized to be easily reused. In this session we aim to build a community and discuss best practices for publishing code, code metadata, and repository governance/maintenance. After a short introduction to the registry in OntoSoft and a report on lessons learned from the hackathon we will launch into discussion of best practices, governance and a wish-list of code priorities. An agenda for this session is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eGaIBCsYN7tog8hLNzMEQqrlG4Z4-ithu8VYCDH_vVk/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers & Moderators
avatar for Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Data manager, Environmental Data Initiative (EDI)
I work on accelerating the archive and reuse of data in ecological science. My interests are in software development and data harmonization.


Agenda docx

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Pima
  • Subject Skim the Surface, Jump In
  • Remote Participation Link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/752150301
  • Remote Participation Access Code 752-150-301
  • Remote Participation Phone # (646) 749-3129 More phone numbers Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 Finland: +358 942 72 1060 France: +33 170 950 594 Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 Ireland: +353 16 572 651 Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 Netherlands: +31 202 251 017 New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 Spain: +34 932 75 2004 Sweden: +46 853 527 827 Switzerland: +41 435 5015 61 United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028
  • Tags Discovery, Documentation, Science Software, Sustainable Data Management

11:30am

HDF Townhall
Data in HDF continues to play an important role for Earth Scientists in the U.S. and around the world. The HDF Group will update ESIP members on interesting projects that have come to fruition during the last year, including the TerraFusion project which brings the entire history of Terra as well as recent releases of HDF5. We will also demonstrate how HDF tools support HDF-EOS data from product design to production and standards compliance testing to user support.

Suggestion to include:

Potential benefits of shuffle
Third-party compression filters

Speakers & Moderators

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sabino

11:30am

ESIP Semantic Technology Committee Business Meeting
We will use this session to plan activities for the rest of the year, and to plan for the 3rd annual Geosemantics Symposium.

Speakers & Moderators

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ventana

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Canyon Ballroom