[ESIP-all] Monday Update: Winter Meeting Theme/Abstracts| Nominations Open for Martha Maiden Award | Notes from the Federation

Erin Robinson erinrobinson at esipfed.org
Mon Sep 26 10:31:50 EDT 2011

Hi All -

A lot packed into this week's

   - Winter Meeting - Theme selected; Details on session abstract
   - Call for Nominations for the 2012 Martha Maiden
   - News from Around the Federation -  (Student DataViz Challenge; Call for
   Nominations for ASPRS Outstanding Technical Achievement Award)

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*Winter Meeting*
The ESIP Winter Meeting will be January 4-6, 2012 at the Renaissance DuPont
Circle. Last week the Visioneers picked the theme: "Connections Through
Collaboration: Engaging Community throughout the Data Life Cycle."

This will be the first meeting that we will have a review panel for session
selection. Submit your ideas using the Google form found on the
The form is live now and will close, October 21. Priority will be given to
groups that are collaborating across cluster areas.

*2012 Martha Maiden Award - Call for Nominations*
Nominations are invited for the 4th annual Martha Maiden Lifetime
Achievement Award for Service to the Earth Science Information Community.
Established in 2009, to honor the many contributions made by Martha Maiden
to the Earth science data & information community, this annual award
provides recognition to a member of the ESIP Federation who has demonstrated
long-standing service to the community. The Award is presented at the 2012
Winter ESIP Federation meeting in Washington, DC.

For a full description of the award, including instructions on how to make a
nomination and for past winners, visit:
http://esipfed.org/martha-maiden-award. Please feel free to contact me if
you have any questions.

*News from around the Federation: *
*From Steve Young, EPA - *DataVisualization Student Challenge

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology
Administration/Bureau of Transportation Statistics is sponsoring a data
visualization challenge to encourage students to create data visualization
tools to help transportation decision makers.

All contestants who are citizens of the United States or permanent residents
that are currently enrolled at an accredited public or private university or
college, or community, junior or vocational college may enter.  The two best
overall submissions will be honored at the 2012 Transportation Research
Board’s 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, January 22-26, 2012.

Authorized travel expenses will be paid for one member of the
winning submission to attend the conference and present their work. In
addition, each of the two winning submissions will be awarded a
$2,000 scholarship.  Entries are due by October 31, 2011. Please direct
interested people to http://dataviz.challenge.gov for official rules and
additional information. If you have any questions, please direct them to our
challenge coordinator, Jenny Guarino <Jenny.Guarino at dot.gov> Include in
the subject line: DataVisualization Student Challenge

*From Bill Teng, NASA - *Call for Nominations for ASPRS Outstanding
Technical Achievement Award - November 1st

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The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is
requesting nominations for the newly created ASPRS Outstanding Technical
Achievement Award (OTAA).  The purpose of this Award is to recognize
developers of breakthrough technology which causes major advances in the
practice of photogrammetry, remote sensing or geographic information systems
in the United States.  The Award is made solely to an individual or
plurality of individuals jointly.  The Award is not made to companies,
agencies, bureaus or associations.  However, their personnel are eligible as
individuals to receive the Award.****

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*Nominations must be submitted to the ASPRS OTAA Committee no later than
November 1, 2011*to be considered for this year’s award.  Self-nominations
are allowed.  The achievement must be recent, but need not have occured
within the year prior to the award as it is recognized that the significance
of critical contributions may not immediately become evident. ****

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The OTAA Committee, a panel of judges composed of the ASPRS President and
the Directors of the ASPRS technical Divisions, will convene to critique
each nomination, with the final award winner to be determined by mid

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Feel free to pass this notice along to others who might be interested in
submitting nominations.For complete information on nomination requirements
and the rating guidelines to be used by the judges, please go to



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*Erin Robinson*
Information and Virtual Community Director
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