Program Committee

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

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, June 14, 3 pm EDT
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  1. Approval of May Minutes
  2. President's Report
    • Highlight
      • The Foundation for Earth Science: FES board meeting was held on April 29, 2016. It covered ESIP report (sponsors visit, summer meeting, endorsement of “Open Data in Big Data World”, ESIP evaluation), Foundation/ESIP organization structure update, finance report and ESIP Director report (proposals, letter of collaboration, staff update and training, near term activities).
      • Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act: The Center for Data Innovation (CDI) was seeking co-signers in their letter of support for this legislation to be introduced into the U.S. House and Senate. Upon reviewing the proposed legislation and summary, the FES board members unanimously voted in favor to support this bill. The proposal, summary and support letter can be found at: CDI published a press release regarding the letter of support.
    • FYI
      • JPL new leadership: Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, and a former leader at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been appointed to serve as Director of JPL and Vice President at Caltech effective July 1, 2016.
  3. Staff Report
    • Highlights
      • Erin - May 24 Erin attended the Open Data Round Table supporting the Climate activities of ( and the AGU Data Management Maturity Model Advisory Board. AGU is very pleased with ESIP's support for outreach. We have obtained meeting sponsorship from Esri and UCAR - thanks! FES Finance Committee has started the FY17 budget preparation. There will be a call for Committee budgets coming. ESIP Evaluation survey is out. Please share with your group!
      • Annie B. -
      • Rebecca -
      • Dan -
      • Annie K. -
    • Actions:
      • Make Summer travel plans. Contact Annie K.
      • Contribute to the AGU Data Blog - contact Rebecca
      • Use the ImHere App on your next Telecon!
  4. Committee Reports
    • C&B
    • Finance
    • Partnership
    • Data Stewardship
    • Education
    • IT&I
    • Nominations
    • Products & Services
    • Semantic Technology
  5. Type Rep Reports
    • Type I
    • Type II
    • Type III
  6. Other Business
    • GEO Program Committee Report - Kathy
    • 2017 Theme Discussion?
    • 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