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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

Coordinator, Community for Data Integration, U.S. Geological Survey
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Sara Lubkin

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Susan Shingledecker

Executive Director, ESIP
Susan is excited to mark 1 year with ESIP this July. I am always looking to connect with members of the ESIP Community - new and long standing! Do you have ideas for efforts ESIP can do differently or better? Are there new partners we should be engaging? Your thoughts and feedback... Read More →

Organizers & Speakers
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Kelsey Breseman

Archiving Program Lead, Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
Governmental accountability around public data & the environment. Decentralized web. Intersection of tech & ethics & civics.
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Hamed Alemohammad

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

Deputy Director, Data Stewardship Division, NESDIS/NCEI
I am honored to serve as the ESIP President.  I am "all in" and working with the incredible ESIP team in growing and sustaining our diverse, inclusive community, focused on enabling earth science data to be a force for good in the world.
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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