Program Committee

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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, April 12, 3 pm EDT
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  1. Approval of March Minutes
  2. President's Report
    • Highlight
      • Sponsors visit: Erin, Christine and I met with NASA and NOAA sponsors. The purpose was to provide our sponsors an update of ESIP activities that are of specific interest to their programs and to hear how ESIP can serve them better. Other topics included ESIP Evaluation, International Data Week, Earth Science User Conference, etc.
      • Potential partners visit: We also visited US-GEO/OSTP, NIH and World Bank. The purpose was to provide potential partner/collaborative organizations a high-level overview of ESIP, share with them our strategic vision and activities, learn about their synergetic activites, and explore opportunities and collaboration.
      • Takeaways and actions from these visits can be found at:
      • Significance: Congratulations to H.K. "Rama" Ramapriyan for having been elected as the Vice Chair of Data Stewardship Committee. Congratulations to Rich Signell for having been appointed as the Vice Chair of IT&T Committee.
      • Significance: Thanks to all the Committees, Work Groups and Clusters that have finalized their Annual Work Plans.
  3. Staff Report
    • Highlights
    • Actions:
  4. Committee Reports
    • C&B
      • Staying tuned into Fed-Foundation integration discussions with respect to C&B interests
      • Discussed Policy & Procedure (P&P) documents and logistics - see draft hosting page
      • Drafted C&B Plans page for inclusion with requested Group Plans
    • Finance
      • No budget activity this month.
      • Some discussions with C&B on ESIP P&P page.
    • Partnership
    • Data Stewardship
    • Education
    • IT&I
    • Nominations
    • Products & Services
    • Semantic Technology
  5. Type Rep Reports
  6. Other Business
    • Any other business?


Telecon Minutes

Draft Excom Minutes
Approved Excom Minutes

2016 Work Plan

Past ExCom Workspaces

To see prior year work plans and links