Several staff members of the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) will be attending the summer meeting of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). Under what hopefully will be Carolina blue skies, the meeting will take place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, July 9-12.
The ESIP Federation is a partnership of nearly 150 member organizations. One of the main goals of ESIP is to maintain and improve “data interoperability”—thus allowing the earth sciences community the capability to utilize many different kinds of data pertaining to the Earth system. ESIP has two meetings a year, one in January and one in July. The July summer meetings are focused primarily on technical issues, whereas the winter meetings are more concerned with policy.
The staff members from the GES DISC who are attending the 2013 summer meeting are Steve Kempler, Chris Lynnes, Gilberto Vicente, Bill Teng, and Mo Khayat.
Teng will lead a session at the meeting entitled "Cultivating a Climate & Agriculture Cluster.” Lynnes will lead two sessions, which are entitled "Earth Science Collaboratory Reference Architecture" and "Alternative Applications of OpenSearch for Science Data Search: Fitting the Pieces Together."
The full agenda for the meeting is located here: ESIP Federation 2013 Summer Meeting
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