Executive Committee of the ESIP Federation
- Emily Law, President
- Christine White, Vice President
- Bill Teng, Chair, Finance
- Danie Kinkade, Chair, Partnership
- Ken Keiser, Chair, C&B
- Bob Arko, Type I Rep
- Sky Bristol, Type II Rep
- Ted Habermann, Type III Rep
- Justin Goldstein, Chair, Data Stewardship
- LuAnn Dahlman, Chair, Education
- Ethan Davis, Chair, IT & I
- Denise Hills, Chair, Nominations
- Soren Scott, Chair, Products and Services
- Tom Narock, Chair, Semantic Technologies
2nd Tuesday of the month at 3 pm Eastern
- Next Telecon, February 9, 3 pm EDT
To join the Excom meeting via Webex:
- Go to http://esipfed.webex.com
- Click on the Meeting Center Tab
- Find the Executive Committee meeting and Click Join
- Enter your name, email and meeting code (23138379)
You will be prompted for audio either through your computer (follow prompts on screen) or by call in by phone (instructions below).
- Dial: 877-668-4493
- Meeting Code: 23138379#
- Approval of Jan Minutes
- GEO Update
- President's Report
- Significance: The Education Committee is focusing on using recreational drones for STEM learning. Two webinars on drones for educators are planned on March 22 and April 26. The goal of the first one is to inspire participants by sharing some of the great things drones are being used for. The second is on gathering and organizing data by drones.
- Significance: The All Hazards Consortium and StormCenter Communications, Inc. have launched the GeoCollaborate™ Disaster Lifecycle Testbed activity within the Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG). The FRWG will be testing data access and sharing of critical data layers in a collaborative environment to improve situational awareness and decision making. The testbed activity was introduced to the East Coast Corridor Coalition (EC3) Executive Steering Committee and was well received.
- GEO partnership: The nomination of Kathy Fontaine to be a member on the GEO Programme Board representing ESIP has been accepted. Congratulations, Kathy! She will be participating in the Program Board Work Plan Symposium to be held in Geneva in May, GEO-XIII Plenary to be held in St. Petersburg in November, as well as other periodic telecom meetings.
- Contact Christine and me if you have any significant events, acknowledgement/recognition you would like to be highlighted in the President’s report.
- Reminder: ExCom to review and add ideas to 2016 work list on the ExCom wiki. We’d like your inputs/feedback as well as help to prioritize this year’s work. This will assist in identifying opportunities to get involved.
- Staff Report
- Developed Meeting Sponsorship prospectus. Please share this with colleagues who may be interested in sponsoring.
- GoToMeeting Migration
- NSF Spoke proposal in collaboration with Univ. of Wyoming, Univ of Washington and NCAR
- NOAA proposal is in last rounds of development and will be submitted later this week.
- Committee Reports
- C&B - met on Feb 19 - topics...
- Updating bylaws document per Winter Meeting Assembly approval
- Preparing for participation with Federation-Foundation re-integration efforts - more to come
- Discussed "Standing Rules" (now "Policies and Procedures") document to help groups define details beyond bylaws - template/example available for review
- Revisiting officer terms + with respect to Fed-Found integration efforts - more to come
- Status of FY16 proposed budgets: (1) approved supplemental travel budget from Data Stewardship Comm (for Force-11) and (2) responded to Semantic Technologies Comm - requested some changes and more information; specifically, an initial $ amount was approved for "AWS Computer Resources" to facilitate the analysis of requirements, options, and costs; goal of "AWS Computer Resources" is to enable a dedicated, long-term resource available ESIP-wide.
- Ficom discussing with C&B on "standing rules" document.
- Data Stewardship
- We expect to begin advertising our two Webinars and the Educator workshop this week. You can view developing outlines for each session in this slide deck.
- Products & Services
- We are beginning an activity to develop ESIP software evaluation guidelines, potentially through a P&S working group. We are also exploring using rotating co-chairs for the committee (reminder: looking for interested volunteers from other clusters). Discussing the larger tech evaluation needs (reuse, readiness levels, metrics) with other committees/clusters and potential sessions for Chapel Hill.
- Semantic Technology
- We received budget feedback from FiComm and are proceeding with exploration of compute resources. This is being done in conjunction with Products and Services and the Cloud Computing Cluster to reuse existing information and best practices. We have initiated a discussion on ontology governance and software reuse in conjunction with other ESIP groups. Discussion will continue and we plan to have a session on these topics at the summer meeting. We are beginning a comparison of ontology portals and features. Look for a survey to be conducted ESIP-wide to better understand what the community needs in an ontology repository.
- C&B - met on Feb 19 - topics...
- Type Rep Reports
- Type I (Arko)
- Type II Characterizing ESIP Member Contributions
- Type III
- Other Business
- 2016 Work Plan (Initial tasks)
- Summer Meeting Updates - Visioneers met last week. Call for sessions will open on Feb.16. (Notes, Slack channel for planning
- Discuss Earth Science Data Analytics cluster's Proposed Definition and Goals of Earth Science Data Analytics
2016 Work Plan
Past ExCom Workspaces
To see prior year work plans and links