July 16-18, 2008, ESIP Federation Meeting, Durham, NH

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Venue

The Summer 2008 ESIP Federation will take place on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Most of the meeting will take place in Holloway Commons (75 Main Street, Durham, NH). The poster session on July 16 will take place at the Atrium of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space in Morse Hall (39 College Road, Durham, NH). Parking on campus is available to us in C-Lot and is free for the duration of the meeting. To locate a map of the UNH campus, click here.

Travelers can fly into Boston Logan (BOS)- 60 miles, Manchester (MHT) - 50 miles or Portland (PWM) - 50 miles. For directions or travel services from area airports, click here.

Registration

Registration for the 21st ESIP Federation meeting is conducted online. Early Bird registration continues through May 31 and is $300 (member) or $400 (non-members). Regular and on-site registration is $375 (member) or $475 (non-member). Registration for the meeting is done online by clicking here and is done using Visa/MasterCard. Limited on-site registration will be available.

Lodging

Hotel accommodations for the 2008 Summer Meeting are being met by 2 area hotels. Rooms are limited must be reserved by June 13, 2008.

  • Holiday Inn Express, Durham (2 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824, (603) 868-1234). The rate for a room (single/double) is $119.95/night (plus tax). Use the group code ESI when your reserving your room online.
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, Dover (10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820, (603)750-7507). The rate for a room (single/double) is $114/night (plus tax). Ask for the ESIP-Earth Science Information Partners group rate when reserving your room at (866) 750-7507.

Program

The theme of the Summer ESIP Federation meeting is Realizing Our Potential. The current interest in cyberinfrastructure and virtual organizations has allowed the ESIP Federation to examine its journey as a prototype. The meeting will examine where we have been and where we will go in our second decade toward realizing the potential of a collaborative, virtual consortium of Earth science data and applications professionals.

Technical Workshops (July 15, 2008)

Technical workshops are planned for Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Check back for more details as planning progresses.

Currently three 'tracks' have been suggested for this year's technical workshops. These include:

These 'tracks' would provide an opportunity to group a series of presentations into groups that are thematically related. These workshops will be scheduled in parallel with the already planned DSWG Standards Working Group meeting and DIAL workshop.

Plenary Sessions

The plenary sessions during the Summer ESIP Federation meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 16 and Friday morning, July 18. Speaker suggestions are always welcome.

July 16, 2008

Time Session
7:00- Registration
8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:15 Town Hall Meeting with Representatives from NASA, NOAA and EPA
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Diana Rhoten, NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure (invited)
11:30-12:15 Richard Jorgensen, The iPlant Collaborative: A Cyberinfrastructure-Centered Community for a New Plant Biology
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Barry Rock, University of New Hampshire
2:15-2:45 Break
2:45-4:45 ESIP Federation 10-Year History Presentation and Annual Assembly Business Meeting
5:00-7:00 Poster Session and Reception

Open Meeting Sessions (July 17, 2008)

The proposed sessions for Thursday, July 17, 2008, are listed here. If you are proposing a session, please add a linked page with a description of your session and what the goals are. Please also include contact information so that people with questions about the session may contact you. If you are interested in attending a session, please add your name to the linked page associated with that proposed session so that the organizer can know that there will be sufficient interest to request a room or table for the session. View the Call for Sessions for more information.

(To see the Summer 2007 open meeting session descriptions, click http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Session_Topics_Proposal_Page

Education Demos

Throughout the Summer Meeting, representatives from the ESIP Federation's Education Committee will be demonstrating their work. Stop by to see the broader impacts of your research at work. Demo descriptions are posted below as they become available.

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