2016 ESIP Summer Meeting
Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) community members share the highlights of our July 19-22, 2016 meeting in Durham, North Carolina.
- More than 300 members of our community gathered in Durham for our 2016 Summer Meeting, which featured plenary talks, 65 breakout sessions and technical workshops, and networking opportunities encouraged discussion about emerging and persistent topics in Earth science data. The meeting featured several new events, such as the plenary lightning talks and Research as Art, as well as annual events such as the FUNding Friday grants competition.
- With more than 550 tweets sent about the meeting, we can't include them all, but please read on to discover the meeting highlights. You'll find all of the meeting tweets by checking out the #ESIPfed hashtag on Twitter.
- The meeting began on Tuesday, July 19 with a welcome from the ESIP leadership, followed by ESIP 101, an introduction to ESIP activities and collaboration areas.
- The community-led breakout sessions and technical workshops were spread out over the four days of the meeting. With more than 65 of these, there was something for everyone.
- On the morning of Wednesday, July 20, plenary speakers Jon Marino (MapStory), Ellen Prager (Earth2Ocean, Inc.) and Ben Preston (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) addressed a full house. Their talks covered data visualization, the importance of science communication and the importance of building climate resilience. The recipient of the 2016 Raskin Scholarship, Amanda Weigel, also presented her research on tornado genesis.