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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. 

Bryan Heidorn

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 served as a program manager of the Division of Biological Infrastructure at the National Science Foundation. Bryan served in a number of posts including President, VP and Grants Committee Chair of the JRS Biodiversity Foundation (www.jrsbdf.org/) which funds work in Africa and South America for biodiversity informatics projects for 7 years ending 2013. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Tropical Studies (https://tropicalstudies.org). His areas of research include natural language processing, text mining for metadata and information retrieval, particularly in biodiversity literature, and museum informatics.