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For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. The theme of this year’s meeting is Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers.
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Monday, July 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Opening Plenary: Innovate @ ESIP
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This year's theme is Leading Innovation in Earth Science Frontiers, and there are competitive programs at NASA, USGS, and ESIP to support the development of innovative tools, services, data and other technology for the Earth science community. But these great ideas don’t always make it to the users that need them. Therefore this session provides an opportunity for PIs to talk about their work and show how their big ideas can help solve common challenges in the scientific community.

Innovate@ESIP Speakers:
Agbeli Ameko
Aparna Bamzai
Ben Letcher
Hamed Alemohammad
Kelsey Breseman
Joe Hamman
Kathe Todd-Brown
Nga Chung

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Annie Burgess

Lab Director, ESIP
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Leslie Hsu

physical scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Coordinator of the USGS Community for Data Integration and member of the USGS Science Data Management branch.
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Sara Lubkin

ESDIS Science Data Operations Manager, NASA
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Susan Shingledecker

Executive Director, ESIP
Susan is Executive Director or ESIP, Earth Science Information Partners, a global community of Earth science data professionals who come together to find solutions and advance data management to enable and empower the use of data to solve some of our planet's greatest challenges... Read More →

Organizers & Speakers
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Aparna Bamzai-Dodson

Acting Regional Administrator, USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
Aparna Bamzai-Dodson is the USGS Acting Regional Administrator for the NC CASC. In this role, she undertakes stakeholder and partner engagement to identify strategic science goals, outputs, and objectives. She is also responsible for tracking budget planning and expenditures, organizing... Read More →
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Kelsey Breseman

Attendee, Head Weaver
Tlingit, forest person, engineer, and activist. Working on climate research & communication on tribal lands with Sealaska and The Nature Conservancy. Always interested in how tech tools and the stories we tell shift the balance of power.
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Hamed Alemohammad

Executive Director and Chief Data Scientist, Radiant Earth Foundation
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Ken Casey

Deputy Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NOAA/NCEI
I serve as the Deputy Chief of the Data Stewardship Division at NCEI and am working on a variety of efforts, from accelerating the ingest of data to the archive to supporting our migration to the NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF). I am also honored to serve as the ESIP President... Read More →
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Kathe Todd-Brown

Assistant Professor, University of Florida
I\\'m a computational biogeochemist who uses data and mathematics to study how dirt breaths.
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Ben Letcher

Population ecologist at USGS. Stream ecology, hydrology, data visualization, science communication

Monday July 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT