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For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public. The theme of this year’s meeting is Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers.

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Tuesday, January 26 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Seeking Solutions: Improving the application of Earth Science data for Community Resilience

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Community resilience is key for increasing a community’s capacity to prepare for, respond to, and adapt to life-changing events. Earth Science has a considerable role to play in contributing to community resilience, but there are still some challenges that must be overcome to improve how Earth Science data supports better decision-making for Community resilience. This session is organized by the Community Resilience cluster of ESIP.

This 90-minute workshop session will kick off with a brief overview of the Community Resilience cluster’s problem statement, focusing on identified challenges that earth science data practitioners may encounter while attempting to support community resilience. These challenges include: inequity, data ethics and governance, scale mismatch, and meeting data needs. Next, cluster participants will lead breakout groups with meeting participants to discuss potential recommendations and solutions for addressing the challenges. This working session is designed to collect input and evaluate the recommendations that the Community Resilience cluster has already put forward in order to fill in any gaps about promising approaches and solutions to include. We also seek ideas on how to implement the recommendations, as well as how we might engage and work with other ESIP clusters to do so.

To help you prepare, we'd like to draw your attention to a couple of key resources: 

During the session, we'll be reflecting on these questions: 
  • Could you give an example of a community that you’re a part of where community resilience might be relevant? 
  • How do communities become more resilient? 
  • What is the relationship of Earth Science to Community Resilience? 
  • What are challenges for utilizing Earth Science to help support Community Resilience? 
  • What are your recommendations for addressing some of these challenges?
  • Is community resilience something that ESIP should be addressing? 

We will also be participating in the ESIP poster session: 
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Jonathan Blythe

Data Manager, BOEM
avatar for Ruth Duerr

Ruth Duerr

Research Scholar, Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship
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Rupu Gupta

Researcher, Knology
Rupu Gupta is a conservation psychologist specializing in mixed-methods research, with expertise in inclusive practices in the environmental movement and culturally responsive approaches. She has published on the conflicting pedagogies in the environmental sector and recommended strategies... Read More →
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Zachary Robbins

Ph. D. Student, North Carolina State University
ESIP Community Fellow. Interested in using data science, geospatial tools and ecological modeling to better understand insect outbreaks in forests.
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Arika Virapongse

Lead Consultant, Middle Path EcoSolutions, LLC & Community Director, The Ronin Institute
Arika specializes in helping organizations and businesses build out and better understand their communities, particularly with a sustainability and equity lens. Through Middle Path EcoSolutions, she provides: program evaluation & assessment, community development & management, community... Read More →

Tuesday January 26, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Room 6