Several staff members of the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) are on the West Coast this week, participating in the 2015 summer meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation. The theme of this year's summer meeting is "The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners & Community Resilience: Coming Together." The meeting is being held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, July 14-17, 2015.
GES DISC Head Steve Kempler is co-chairing two breakout sessions at the meeting. On Day, 1, Kempler and Tiffany Matthews will lead the session "Teaching Science Data Analytics Skills, and the Earth Science Data Scientist". This session will examine the skills necessary for a student to acquire for a career as a scientist working with Earth science data. Kempler and Matthews will also lead the session "The Need for Earth Science Data Analytics to Facilitate Community Resilience (and other applications)" on Day 3 of the meeting. The topic of this breakout session is how Earth science data analytics have had an impact on social, economic, and environmental issues. Data analytics is defined as "the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information".
Kempler is also presenting a poster entitled "ESIP Earth Sciences Data Analytics (ESDA) Cluster – Work in Progress" at the meeting.
Also on Day 3, Bill Teng of the GES DISC is one of four co-leads of the session "Data and their use in exploring the energy/agriculture/climate nexus, and implications for community resilience: Considerations with the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit and Climate Data Initiative". As the title indicates, the theme of this session is on the use of Earth science data to address crucial needs in the fields of energy, agriculture, and climate.
Richard Strub and Maksym Petrenko, also on the GES DISC staff with the Giovanni development team, will participate in plenary and breakout sessions at this meeting.
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