Members (BOLD means they were on the call)
Emily Law, President
Christine White, Vice President
Helen Conover, Chair, Finance
Danie Kinkade, Chair, Partnership
Mike Daniels, Chair, Governance
Matt Mayernik, Chair, Data Stewardship
Shelley Olds, Chair, Education
Rich Signell, Chair, IT & I
Tracey Pilone, Chair, Nominations
Soren Scott, Chair, Products and Services
Beth Huffer, Chair, Semantic Technologies
Approval of Minutes
Motion:Christine Second: Beth
Request to vote on the software guidelines document went out to the Assembly on June 1. The guidelines passed by simple majority vote after 30 days review! Kudos to Soren and others who contributed to this ESIP product.
Next Board meeting will be held on July 25. We will hold a joint Board / PC dinner after the meeting. Please join us.
NOAA Year 2 funding confirmed
Wrapped up sponsorship for summer meeting - Kitware, DataCite were late additions we are grateful to include as ‘Friends of ESIP’. For all sponsors see http://www.esipfed.org/meetings/upcoming-meetings/esip-summer-meeting-2017
Presented at NCEI Boulder and Asheville in June (Slides)
Beginning FY18 Budget work
Preparing for ESIP Board meeting
Semantic Tech evaluations are complete.
We will use Sched to track session interest/attendance.
Community PROV idea submission is closed.
Product Output page: http://www.esipfed.org/esip-outputs-list
BC: We are heading into a great Summer meeting!
ESIP Stories Project opens up… 2 drones as prizes. Drop by the Story room on Thursday at the meeting to be videoed telling your story!
You can all be ESIP Ambassadors at the summer meeting!
The Earth Science Pre-Print effort is moving ahead with a special call this thursday to talk to representatives from other organizations. Tom Narock is leading this effort for ESIP.
Preview the Summer Meeting Program HERE.
The academy commons patterns charrette is looking for input: do you have a solution or have you experienced a failure in how the academy works (e.g., tenure is broken, peer review is broken, publishing is broken… but exactly HOW); add your insights, imagination, and experience to this new effort to go beyond “open” for science and data.
Asked committee membership for budget input
Prepared committee poster for Summer Meeting
Following up on the June IT&I Tech Dive on JupyterHub , Unidata and USGS personnel have been testing a “simulation model workflow in the cloud” environment. Climate, met and ocean simulations are conducted using HPC, then the resulting large datasets are moved to the cloud for access, analysis and visualization via JupyterHub. This avoids costly and inefficient downloads of data from cloud to local computers, as well as local security issues. This work will be reported at the ESIP Summer Meeting in the Geoscience in the Cloud session. July IT&I Tech Dive Talk (this Thursday) is “GeoServer Developments”.
Shelley Olds and LuAnn Dahlman will represent ESIP at the Earth Educator's Rendezvous in Albuquerque next week. They'll be leading an educator workshop on using drones in STEM. The workshop has 27 registered participants, mostly from colleges and universities. [post photos to facebook]
Learning activities from the Drone e-book produced by the Education Committee last year are being posted on UCAR's Center for Science Education Engineering Activities site.
Planning for Summer Meeting - sessions include:
an overview of Apache open source semantic technologies;
Extending the use of a JSON format for encoding geospatial coverage data
A brainstorming session with ESDA to generate collaboration opportunities and proposals for the fall ESIP Lab call
A working lunch to discuss SWEET governance, maintenance, etc.
Updated Sem Tech poster for summer meeting
Working with Drone cluster on pre-meeting workshop
Presentations on semantic technology developments:
Joint session with Drones on the W3C Semantic Sensor Network Ontology
Presentation by Doug Fils on an EarthCube effort to annotate facility home pages using schema.org to improve discoverability
Requested annual budget proposals from Committees and Working Groups. Proposals due August 15.
ESIP Policies and Procedures draft complete and sent to Erin and Bruce for review. The draft was also sent to the ESIP Board on June 23.
An example github version (in Markdown format) of the ESIP Policies and Procedures can be found here. Bruce and ESIP staff are looking at other options for document management and revision including Hugo, GitHub pages and MKDocs, which was used by the DataRefuge project.
Next Governance Committee meeting to discuss Board feedback on July 17.
Hope to have approval by the Board during the ESIP Summer Meeting.
Met in May to review and recommend a winner for the Raskin Scholarship.
Planning a pre-Summer ESIP meeting for week of 7/17 to familiarize the team with positions to fill.
Hope to have the team chat with people at Summer ESIP about possible positions for next year.
Invited three NASA DAACs historically ‘missed’ during ESIP’s formation in the 00’s.
Refined Membership Survey being developed to solicit current state of membership from standpoint of satisfaction, demographics, possible barriers to engagement, etc.
Need to share with Erin then onward
Need to compare to any previous surveys on this topic
Need to send Partnership Welcome letter to new members
Tabled until fall - Partnership Operating Procedures/Rules/Etc.
Next Step: to send this to the Assembly.
VOTE: Unanimous in favor (one abstention).
Products & Services - Vote to retire the committee at this time
VOTE: Unanimous in favor.
2 opps at summer meeting: 1) submit through slack, or 2) submit via the video room
Encourage your colleagues to participate - and it’d be great to Program Committee members participate as well
The Program Committee thanks Soren Scott for her service chairing the P&S Committee.
Meeting length: 24 minutes (possible record).