provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)

The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

ESIP is an open, networked community that brings together science, data, and information technology practitioners. Their mission is to support the networking and data dissemination needs of their members and the global Earth science data community by linking the functional sectors of observation, research, application, education, and use of Earth science.

SGCI clients have access to ESIP's resources and services, including ESIP Lab's incubator program, which provides up to $7,000 to explore new technologies, standards, workflows, protocols and best practices. ESIP also hosts two member-driven meetings each year, supports collaborations of like-minded individuals, and supports a variety of solution-oriented projects through competitions, ideation challenges, and evaluation. 

Check out the SGCI Member Highlight on ESIP's website. 


Summer Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

The theme for the 2017 Summer Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The meeting will take place July 25-28, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana, and will also be live-streamed on YouTube

On July 26, 2017, from 4:00-5:30 pm, there will be a breakout meeting entitled "Science Gateways for Earth Science." The goal of the session is to increase the awareness of the potential for science gateways in the ESIP community. Presented by SGCI's Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (San Diego Supercomputer Center) and Marlon Pierce (Indiana University), along with Carol Song (Purdue University), the session will feature:

  • presentations on current earth science gateways
  • a presentation on earth science and general purpose science gateway technologies that can be used as science gateway platforms
  • a presentation on NSF-funded SGCI services that can be used to develop gateways
  • a discussion of the general and specific requirements of the earth science community

Learn more about this year's ESIP Summer Meeting: