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Explore NASA Earth Science Virtually at Summer Conferences

Conference attendees can virtually interact with representatives from NASA’s ESDS Program, ESDIS Project, and EOSDIS DAACs to learn more about NASA Earth observing data, services, and products.

Representatives from NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program, Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project, and Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) are sharing information about the latest developments in NASA Earth science at conferences and other meetings this summer. All conferences and meetings are being held virtually, which means attendees from around the world can participate in more than one meeting simultaneously without having to worry about travel, hotels, or other issues – just register, log-in, and learn. Detailed information about these meetings is available through the links at the bottom of this announcement.

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The 2020 Esri User Conference takes place July 13 to 16. Esri is an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, web GIS, and geodatabase management applications. Its best-known product is the ArcGIS mapping and spatial analytics software. Representatives from ESDS, ESDIS, and Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) DAACs will be available at a virtual exhibit to answer questions about NASA data and the integration of GIS technology with these data. Participants also will have the opportunity to interact with members of NASA’s ESDS Geographic Information Systems Team (EGIST). The EGIST provides sustained support across the ESDS Program to enable the appropriate use and adoption of GIS technology in support of EOSDIS data.

Stylized letter "E" and letters "SIP" in blue with the words "Making Data Matter" underneath.

The 2020 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting takes place July 14 to 24 and features numerous sessions and presentations by members of ESDS and ESDIS along with representatives from the EOSDIS DAACs. Under the theme of Putting Data to Work: Building Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Resilience & Enhance the Socioeconomic Value of Data, this summer’s nine-day meeting features more than 50 breakout sessions, 15 workshops, six Plenary Sessions, the FUNding Friday mini-grant competition, and a Research Showcase. ESIP was formed by NASA in 1998 in response to a National Research Council recommendation calling for the involvement of community stakeholders in the development of EOSDIS as a critical element of the U.S. Global Change Research Program; it currently includes more than 110 partner organizations.

Letters "JpGU" over words "AGU Joint Meeting 2020" which are both above the words "virtual meeting 12-16 July, all surrounded by two interlocking squares, one teal, one purple.

An ESDS Program poster about the new COVID-19 Data Pathfinder on NASA’s Earthdata website will be presented at the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)/American Geophysical Union (AGU) joint virtual meeting taking place July 12 to 16. The JpGU is an academic union representing the Japanese community of Earth and planetary scientists. The AGU is an organization of Earth, atmospheric, ocean, hydrologic, space, and planetary scientists with activities focused on the organization and dissemination of scientific information in the interdisciplinary and international fields within the Earth and space sciences.

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Finally, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting takes place virtually August 3 to 6. Under the theme of Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution, members of NASA’s ESDS Program (including members of the EGIST) along with representatives from EOSDIS DAACs will present sessions designed to help attendees harness the almost 35 petabytes (PB) of data in NASA’s EOSDIS collection. ESA is the largest organization of professional ecologists in the U.S. The registration deadline for the ESA Annual Meeting is July 23.

A world of virtual learning about NASA Earth science data is at your fingertips this summer, and ESDS, ESDIS, and DAAC experts will be sharing the latest developments about NASA data, products, and services. All you have to do is register, log-on, and learn.

More information/registration

Esri User Conference: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/uc/overview

ESIP Summer Meeting: https://2020esipsummermeeting.sched.com/info

JpGU/AGU Joint Meeting: http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2020v/

ESA Annual Meeting: https://www.esa.org/saltlake/

Published July 9, 2020

Updated July 13, 2020

Updated July 15, 2020

Page Last Updated: Jul 15, 2020 at 1:11 PM EDT