[ESIP-all] Reminder Today: ESIP Expert Skills Working Group

Raskin, Rob (388M) robert.g.raskin at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Apr 6 12:04:11 EDT 2010

Reminder...The initial telecon of the "ESIP Expertise" Working Group is today:
   When: Tuesday April 6, 3pm EDT (12noon PDT)
   Dial: 800-508-7631
   Access Code: *1297219*
   Agenda: Help refine skill category list
   wiki: http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/ESIP_Expertise

This new ESIP Working Group will help categorize and register the collective skills of our Federation members by identifying appropriate skill categories for an expertise database. The initial motivation is to identify potential "advisors" to work with GEO teams on funded "Earth Observations in Decision Support" projects. However, the database has more general applicability for Federation members wanting to spawn new collaborations. The Products and Services Committee has developed the skills registration and search tool - which could be used  to enter/register information at the time of Summer Meeting registration (starting mid-April). Inclusion of your skill information in this database is entirely voluntary, and various privacy options are available to limit who has access to what information.

A first cut at a Category list (based partly upon registration of *data*) can be accessed from the wiki: http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/ESIP_Expertise . This list needs to be refined by those working directly in those fields; it is generally organized by: applications, science, information technology, education, etc. Another potential use of the skills database is for a skills "bank" where hours are earned by providing a technical service to some Federation member, and then spent to obtain a service from a different Federation member.


Rob Raskin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(818) 354-4228

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