[ESIP-all] ESIP Federation Elects 5 New Partners

Carol Meyer carolbmeyer at esipfed.org
Mon Nov 16 05:43:12 EST 2009


James Frew
President, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

Carol Meyer
Executive Director, Foundation for Earth Science

ESIP Federation Elects 5 New Partners

November 16, 2009-The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
("ESIP Federation") has elected five new partners for full membership.
Representing each Type of ESIP Federation Partner, this new class of
applicants demonstrates the continued interest in the ESIP Federation from
the broad continuum of Earth science data and technology interests.  The new
partners include:  

*	Chapman University, Schmid College of Science (Type II), Menas
Kafatos, Orange, California.

*	Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (Type I), Dean N.
Williams, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California.

*	ISciences (Type III), Lisa Emmer, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

*	NASA Planetary Data System (Type I), Steve Hughes, Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

*	Satellite Educators Association (Type III), Paula Arvedson,
Pasadena, California.

"The ESIP Federation continues to attract Earth science data and information
experts to its membership.  Our diversity and ability to work across
disciplines, sectors and federal agencies has enabled this community to
advance in ways greater than the sum of its parts." says Dr. James Frew,
ESIP Federation President.  "The ESIP Federation's reputation is growing as
the place for community-driven collaboration in the Earth sciences."

Now in its second decade, the ESIP Federation has 115 partners representing
a wide range of Earth science data interests. ESIP Federation partners
include Earth science data centers, environmental research groups,
practitioners in the application of environmental data, educators and
technologists.  Across these diverse interests, public, private and
non-profit organizations are represented.  

The ESIP Federation is a consortium of Earth science data and technology
professionals spanning government (NASA, NOAA, EPA, USGS), academia and the
private sectors (both commercial and nonprofit).  Our organization is
dedicated to transforming research data and information into useful and
usable data and information products for decision makers, policy makers and
the public. Initiated by NASA in 1997, the ESIP Federation provides data,
products and services to decision makers and researchers in public and
private settings.  The Foundation for Earth Science provides administrative
and staff support to the ESIP Federation.

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