Proposed Type Definition Changes

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

Current Definitions (in Bylaws):
Category 1 ESIPs shall be primarily distributors of remotely sensed and ground-based data sets, as well as standardized products derived from those data.
Category 2 ESIPs shall be engaged principally in the scientific development, provision, and support of data and information products, technology, or services aimed primarily at the Earth science and research communities.
Category 3 ESIPs shall be engaged principally in the development and provision of Earth science applications.
Category 4 ESIPs shall be major financial or in-kind supporters of ESIP Federation activities.
Category 5 ESIPs shall be non-voting financial or in-kind supporters of ESIP Federation activities.

Proposed Changes:

Category 1 ESIPs shall be primarily stewards of Earth science and related data sets or its supporting information, as well as providers of standardized products derived from those data.
Category 3 ESIPs shall be engaged principally in development, use or dissemination of Earth science information and applications for the purpose of commercial use, decision support, outreach, advocacy, or education.