July 7-10, 2009, ESIP Federation Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA

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Please note that all information on this page is preliminary and not yet confirmed.

Venue[edit | edit source]

The Summer 2009 ESIP Federation will take place on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Most of the meeting will take place at Bren Hall.

Visioneers Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24433586256

Getting There[edit | edit source]

The Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is adjacent to the UCSB campus, and is served by United, Alaska, American, US Air, Allegiant, and Delta Airlines. If you are staying in the campus dorm, call 805-893-6161 upon arrival, and the campus shuttle will pick you up at SBA airport and transport you to the Manzanita Village dorm.

More flight options are available to LAX and BUR airports in Los Angeles (100 miles away). From LAX, the Santa Barbara AirBus makes 7 trips per day to Santa Barbara (and Goleta, near the campus). From BUR, Amtrak makes five trips per day to SB (and Goleta).

For those bringing a car to the meeting, parking is free if you are staying in the dormitory. On-campus parking is $8 a day for those staying in hotels off-campus.

Lodging[edit | edit source]

Lodging for the meeting is offered by campus housing in Manzanita Village. The dorms overlook the Pacific Ocean and are available as double occupancy rooms ($191.40) or double rooms, single occupancy ($382.80). The single rooms (with single bed) are sold out. The room rates are for the FOUR NIGHT period of July 6-10, 2009 and cannot be prorated, regardless of the number of nights used. On-campus housing will be billed during registration and is not refundable.

Additional lodging is offered 15-20 minutes away at the Upham Hotel. The Upham is a city inn within close walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara. A small block of rooms is being held until May 22. The cost per room is $125/night (plus 12% tax). Use the ESIP/Bren code when calling to reserve your room at 805.962.0058.

For those staying into the weekend: Summer weekend rates (Friday-Saturday) are EXPENSIVE in Santa Barbara. To save big $, book a motel room in Goleta (near UCSB) or Carpinteria (10 miles south of SB on 101).

Additional lodging suggestions (note that these may already be full, and do not offer conference discounts):

Registration[edit | edit source]

Registration for the 23rd ESIP Federation meeting is conducted online. Early Bird registration continues through May 29 and is $325 (member) or $425 (non-members). Regular and on-site registration is $425 (member) or $525 (non-member). Registration for the meeting is done online by clicking here and is completed by using Visa/MasterCard. Limited on-site registration will be available.

Program Elements[edit | edit source]

The Summer Meeting Plan incorporates a wide range of member opportunities. On Tuesday, a full day of hands-on learning (Technical Workshops) about important technologies and products. On Wednesday, an opportunity to interact with leading experts in fields important to your work. On Thursday, you are the expert, and it is time to share your knowledge or ask your question in small-group sessions. On Friday, the Federation does its needed business (everyone is encouraged to join in on one or more committee, cluster, or working-group efforts). Then it is time for the entrepreneurial side of ESIP: Funding Friday shows how the Federation can point combined resources and a little extra funding to the solution of important problems.

Agenda[edit | edit source]

(The posted agenda is a skeleton for the meeting's evolution. Join the Meeting Visioneers to suggest topics.)

July 7, 2009[edit | edit source]

July 8, 2009[edit | edit source]

July 9, 2009[edit | edit source]

July 10, 2009[edit | edit source]

Technical Workshops[edit | edit source]

This year's technical workshops provide your organization or project to share your experience and technical insights with other Federation members, both to facilitate technology transfer, but to also expose your team's capabilities with an eye towards developing new collaborations with other Federation members. Previous workshops have highlighted work with various standards and specifications (e.g. OGC, ISO, JSR), new products and platforms, and interoperability demonstrations.

Please consider developing and presenting a workshop for one of our 90-minute slots in the list below. If you have any questions about available facilities and resources, please contact Karl Benedict. Speaking of facilities, there are two computer labs that are available for workshops, so if you want to do a hands-on workshop in a lab environment, that can be arranged.

To submit a workshop, please add a link to a new Wiki page for your workshop in one of the available slots in the list, and provide on the linked page:

  • The title of the workshop
  • The name of the presenter
  • A brief abstract of the presentation

Also, if you will be demonstrating an online technology, please let us know if you need access through any specific network ports, as we want to arrange ahead of time firewall rules for the network to allow for those connections. Ports that will be enabled by default are:

Firewall ports.jpg

Software installed on Bren machines

Proposed workshops[edit | edit source]

  1. Development of a persistent Federation demonstration resource for promoting Federation member products and services - Karl Benedict
  2. Possible OGC KML/Google Earth Workshop
  3. Finally, Some Examples of ISO Metadata!
  4. Fedora & Duraspace
  5. iRODS - Another Preservation Technology
  6. LOCKSS - Another Preservation Technology
  7. Semantic Web and Technology
  8. MMI Semantic Framework in Practice
  9. McIDAS-V Scientific Data Visualization and Analysis Workshop
  10. NASA SPG Web Services Technical Session

Technology Showcase[edit | edit source]

The technology showcase will provide an opportunity for an interactive demonstration of your group's technology through a live table-top demonstration on a flat-panel display. Poster boards may be requested if desired for backup materials. The showcase will take place in the afternoon of July 7, and there are approximately 12 slots available for demonstrations that will run in 90 minute slots. Please add a link to a wiki page for your demonstration to the list below if you would like to do a demonstration in the showcase. Please include in your demonstration wiki page the following information:

  • The presenter's name
  • A title for the demo
  • Whether or not you will require a poster board
  • Any specific network ports you will need open for off-venue network requests


General Showcase

  1. GLIDER: A comprehensive software tool to visualize, analyze and mine satellite imagery - Rahul Ramachandran
  2. Talkoot: Discover, Tag, Share, and Reuse Collaborative Science Workflows - Rahul Ramachandran
  3. SWAMO (TBC) - Al Underbrink
  4. MODAPS Web Services - SOA machine-to-machine access to search and order MODIS data products - Kevin L. Stewart
  5. BAMS/DataFed Demonstration - John McHenry/Rudy Husar
  6. Searchlight - Marilyn Kaminski/Ruth Duerr/SJS Khalsa

Metadata Showcase

  1. NASA's Global Change Master Directory and Climate Diagnostics Portal - Tyler Stevens
  2. SWEET 2.0 demonstration - feedback and scope - possible services demonstration (15 mins) - Rob Raskin
  3. MMI-related demonstration (15mins) - John or Carlos
  4. Semantic Mirador (15 mins) - Chris Lynnes
  5. NOESIS (? 15 Mins) - Rahul Ramachandran
  6. Provenance (15 mins) - Peter Fox
  7. Data Integration (15 mins) - Peter Fox
  8. Mercury 3.0 - A New SOA based data discovery and access system (15 minutes) - Giri Palanisamy
  9. Metadata Interoperability - Phil Yang

Teacher Workshops[edit | edit source]

During the Summer ESIP Federation meeting, a series of Teacher Workshops - Facilitating the use of Earth Science data in G6-12 Education - will take place. The Teacher Workshops will run on Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9.

In addition to hosting educators on site, much of the program will be remotely broadcast to one or two groups through UCSB partnerships with CENIC (the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California).

  • PRESENTERS: Please schedule your workshop session through margaret.mooney@ssec.wisc.edu

Data Preservation and Stewardship Workshop[edit | edit source]

Environmental Decision Making Workshop[edit | edit source]

Open Meeting Sessions[edit | edit source]

FUNding Friday[edit | edit source]

STUDENT COMPETITION[edit | edit source]

Add-On Independent (or Group) activities[edit | edit source]

The Local ESIPs will post some activities here that are available Friday afternoon or on the weekend, for those who want to stay over.

Optional activities that would require a group registration will be added to the meeting registration system or some other sign-up to guarantee the event.

Whale Watching[edit | edit source]

Santa Barbara Channel Whale Watching

land and sea tour[edit | edit source]

Tour as individuals, or we can do a group tour

Going Sideways[edit | edit source]

First: watch the movie:

Sideways: the movie

Then decide if the Federation should spring for a group tour, go on your own, or pick an individual tour

Touring the Santa Barbara wine country

Front Country Hiking[edit | edit source]

Hike the nearby mountains

Museums[edit | edit source]

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (up Mission Canyon) and Sea Center (on the wharf)

Gardens[edit | edit source]

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (further up Mission Canyon)

lotusland (aummm....)

infamous pick-up bars[edit | edit source]

(somewhere to go after the museum)

Wildcat Lounge

EOS Lounge (NO, we did not make the name up... try the DAACiri)

other spots of interest[edit | edit source]

Oprah's house (requires parachute)