[ESIP-all] Monday Updates: Summer Meeting - Last Call | Member Highlight - SEDAC | Fall AGU Session Highlights
erinrobinson at esipfed.org
Mon Jun 13 05:43:28 EDT 2011
Hi All -
*Quick updates from around ESIP: *
1. This week marks the Summer
- Hotel room group<http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Summer_2011_Meeting#Meeting_Venue>rate,
*TODAY at noon*.
- Poster abstracts (submit via abstract page of registration
Wednesday, June 15.
- Sign-up for the Field Trip to Valles Caldera National
on registration), Friday, June 17.
2. AGU Fall Meeting 2011 <http://sites.agu.org/fallmeeting>. Abstract
due August 4.
I have started curating a list of sessions being convened by ESIP members
using Delicious bookmarking tool:
Anyone can add additional sessions, just tag it in delicious with the tags:
ESIPFed FallAGU 2011 (or email me the name/link). If you'd like to share
these sessions through your site, there is an RSS
3. Member Update - SEDAC <http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/>.
- *N**ew web site*, the Geospatial Data Preservation Resource
to help those responsible for producing and managing geospatial data learn
about the latest approaches and tools available to facilitate long-term
geospatial data preservation and access.
-* New dataset*: The Global Reservoir and Dam Database (GRanD) v.1.01, a
spatial data base of more than 6,800 dams and reservoirs worldwide, was
released via SEDAC’s beta web site on June 10. (see
- More SEDAC news follows this note.
Information and Virtual Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 314.369.9954 | erinrobinson at esipfed.org
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Telecons this week:
* Visualization, Monday, 2 EDT
* Discovery, Tuesday, 4 EDT
* Products and Services, Wednesday, 2 EDT
* Education has been canceled for this Thursday. Will meet NEXT Thursday.
· A new Web site, the Geospatial Data Preservation Resource
aims to help those responsible for producing and managing geospatial data
learn about the latest approaches and tools available to facilitate
long-term geospatial data preservation and access. The Web site provides
descriptions and links for a variety of relevant resources, including
education and training modules, useful tools and software, information on
policies and standards for preserving geospatial data, and examples of
successful preservation and associated benefits. This first release of the
Web site, which CIESIN will be enhancing over the next year, was developed
as an element of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and
Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Library of Congress.
*New data sets*
· The Global Reservoir and Dam Database (GRanD) v.1.01, a spatial data
base of more than 6,800 dams and reservoirs worldwide, was released via
SEDAC’s beta web site on June 10. (see
· A study published in *Nature* *News*, “Residents, Reactors, and
Risk,” finds that that many of the world’s nuclear power plants are
surrounded by high numbers of people. The analysis, carried out by staff
from *Nature* and CIESIN, combined a database of nuclear reactors with
population data from the Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP),
developed by SEDAC. Interactive maps accompanying the article permit more
detailed exploration of risk factors.
· CIESIN associate director for geospatial applications, Mark Becker,
was one of the lecturers at the annual Climate Information for Public Health
Summer Institute 2011, held May 16-27 at Columbia’s Lamont Campus in
Palisades, New York. His lecture focused on the integration and use of
spatial data in public health research. This year's hands-on workshop
included 10 public health professionals and climate scientists from around
the world interested in techniques for integrating meteorological and
socioeconomic data with public health data to better understand public
health issues and develop intervention programs. The Summer Institute is
hosted by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society
(IRI), The Mailman School of Public Health, and CIESIN, and is an activity
of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) related to capacity building in
Earth observations. This is the fourth year the Summer Institute has been
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