The USGS CDI had nice representation at the ESIP (Federation for Earth Science Information Partners) Summer Meeting in Durham, NC, from July 19-22, 2016. ESIP is known to some (me) as “the place where those cool Earth Science geeks hang out.”
Leslie Hsu and Viv Hutchison were part of the coordinating team for the Connecting Communities working session. Thirty-three participants identified challenges and solutions to connecting our many overlapping communities of practice and becoming more efficient in our working groups. The session outcomes are summarized in this document.
Madison Langseth convened an extremely well-attended session on the Use of Persistent Identifiers to link data, publications, people, and institutions. Notes and presentations are linked on the ESIP Commons site.
The FY16 CDI-funded project Data Management Training Clearinghouse presented its progress at the session: Data Management Training (DMT) Working Group Update. (Notes and presentation also available at the ESIP Commons site.)
ESIP used some new technologies very effectively to improve the meeting participants’ experience, including:
I’m looking forward to the next meeting to get the latest scoop on the Earth Science information landscape and to inspire ideas and connections for CDI.