2015 ESIP Summer Meeting

Tweets from ESIP members tell the story of what happens at an ESIP meeting, and what matters to our community.


  1. The Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a group of scientific organizations and agencies who provide end-to-end handling for Earth and environmental science data and information. In July, the 2015 ESIP Summer Meeting brought almost 300 people to Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA to discuss data-driven community resilience.
  2. #ESIPfed excitement began to build in the week before the meeting...
  3. ... and continued once attendees arrived at scenic Asilomar.
  4. The meeting began on Tuesday, with sessions and discussions about data: stewardship, evolving data products, interoperability and much more.
  5. Wednesday's plenary session revolved around community resilience, with an introduction from ESIP President Peter Fox and a welcome to new ESIP community members (standing in the photo below).
  6. At the start of the plenary, the 2015 Raskin Scholarship recipient, University of Alaska Fairbanks Ph.D. student Chris Waigl, spoke about her research on wildfire dynamics in interior Alaska.
  7. The morning continued with experts from the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, NASA, USGS and other institutions speaking about the many dimensions of community resilience and how technology enables communities to bounce forward in the face of stress and adversity. The talks were summarized in a series of visual notes drawn by illustrator Mel Reiff.