[ESIP-all] What's New on esipfed.org

Hardin, Danny Danny.Hardin at msfc.nasa.gov
Fri May 23 11:49:05 EDT 2003

Here is a summary of recent updates and additions to the Federation Website.
Please help keep Federation accomplishments visible by sending us items from
your ESIP to post on: http://www.esipfed.org/

1. Earth Science Picture of the Day
The Federation home page now displays a thumbnail image of the Earth Science
Picture of the Day. The thumbnail is linked to the full sized image and
related story provided by the Universities Space Research Association
http://www.usra.edu sponsored by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/. The ES POD gives the index page a new look every
2. Register for the Federation Summer Meeting 
"Earth Science for Society" is the theme of the summer Federation meeting,
scheduled for July 28-31, 2003 in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting is shaping
up to be stimulating, with many opportunities for members of the Federation
and individuals from member organizations to become involved. 
Meeting information and registration information is now available from the
website. Make your reservations now.

3. DELSE Annual Meeting 
The Federation is not going to be alone in Boulder this summer. Earth
science activities abound, with the DLESE Annual meeting beginning on August
3 and the DLESE skills workshop on August 2. Visit http://www.dlese.org for
more information.
4. ESIP Federation Technical Workshop  

Then third Technical Workshop will be held in conjunction with the
Federation Summer Meeting. Jul 31-Aug 1, 2003, Boulder, CO Sponsored by the
ESIP Federation Technology/Interoperability Committee 
The purpose of the Technical Workshop is to share information technologies
with one another. Most of the presentations are intended for the technical
personnel in your ESIP. There are three new features this year: i) a
Technology poster session; ii) vendors displaying software/hardware
products; and iii) a special track for Education users on Friday afternoon.
A schedule will be posted soon. 

Partial reimbursement of travel expenses is available for those who would
otherwise be unable to attend. Contact Rob Raskin
raskin at seastar.jpl.nasa.gov for details. 
Workshop URL: http://oceanesip.jpl.nasa.gov/workshop.html

The Federation welcomes the National Oceanographic Data Center as its newest
partner and features them in the Partner Profile. 
The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) the latest member of the ESIP
Federation, is one of the national environmental data centers operated by
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S.
Department of Commerce. The main NODC facility is located in Silver Spring,
Maryland and is made up of five divisions. The NODC also has field offices
collocated with major government or academic oceanographic laboratories in
Stennis Space Center, MS; Miami, FL; La Jolla, CA; Seattle, WA, and
Honolulu, HI. 

ORNL DAAC Cited in Science Magazine's Netwatch
Eco Data Cache
Climate scientists probing the soil's role in carbon cycling and
hydrologists studying river flow will find plenty of useful information in
this archive of ecological and geochemical data sets from Oak Ridge National
Laboratory in Tennessee. The nearly 700 databases hold measurements recorded
by satellites and earthbound scientists, as well as results of computer
Read the full story at:

esipfed.org now displays science headlines from syndicated news
organizations such as CNN-Science, NASA and National Geographic. This
automated feature allows the website to display the latest science news -
updated every 10 minutes. The news feed automatically picks up NASA news and
news from the Earth Observatory. The web team will continue to incorporate
ESIP specific news as it becomes available. The Headline News can be viewed
at: http://www.esipfed.org/news/headlinenews.jsp The Federation News is
still available at: http://www.esipfed.org/news/ 

Please continue to provide us with news from your ESIP for posting to
Federation News.

Remote Sensing of the Earth's Environment From TERRA - Materials Available 
All of the lectures and movies that were shown during the Remote Sensing of
the Earth's Environment from Terra in L'Aquila, Italy August 25-30, 2002 are
now available in a 2 CD set, one containing the PowerPoint lectures and the
other the many QuickTime and mpeg movies that were shown during the course.
You can find a description of the course and an order form for requesting
the CDs at: http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/eos_homepage/course/
How's the Surf? Get coastal water temperatures from the National
Oceanographic Data Center
Get present and climatological coastal water temperatures for any coast in
the United States from the NODC Coastal Water Temperature guide. The water
temperatures and climatological averages are based on observations from
NOAA/National Ocean Service (NOS) tide stations and NOAA/National Data Buoy
Center (NDBC) buoys.

1. We hope you didn't notice! 
The Federation web server was moved April 6 to the University of Alabama in
Huntsville campus network. This move will allow us to maintain better
control of the network and give more flexibility for incorporating new
technologies. The changeover went without a hitch. 

2. View esipfed web site statistics at: 

Each week the web team contacts at least one ESIP of each type to solicit
news, product and service updates and any other information that the ESIP
may want on the Federation website. Our first contact is by telephone,
followed by e-mail. Please help us by responding with news from your ESIP.

Danny Hardin
Global Hydrology Resource Center
danny.hardin at msfc.nasa.gov
(256) 961-7792

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