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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Wednesday, January 27 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Designing a virtual, hands-on sensor training workshop using insights and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic

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There is a growing need among researchers, citizen scientists, and related communities for formal, hands-on training in low-cost, open-source sensor technologies (e.g., Arduino, LoRa). In this session, sponsored by the ESIP EnviroSensing Cluster, we will begin with a half-hour moderated panel discussion with workshop organizers who were forced to convert their typically in-person, hands-on sensor training workshops into virtual experiences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the remainder of this session, we’ll use panelists’ insights and lessons learned, along community input, to design a Cluster sponsored hands-on training workshop in low-cost, open-source sensor technologies, with the goal of offering this course in late spring or early summer of 2021. The EnviroSensing community of practitioners promotes conversation around, and the development and refinement of techniques to observe natural Earth system processes over short and long timescales. We always welcome new perspectives and advances to the field, and we invite anyone interested in learning more about these technologies to join us (no experience necessary!).

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Renée F. Brown

Information Manager, McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER
Environmental sensor networks, data management, long-term ecological research, desert ecosystems, nitrogen and carbon biogeochemical cycles, climate change.
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Scotty Strachan

Director of Cyberinfrastructure, University of Nevada, Reno
Institutional cyberinfrastructure, sensor-based science, mountain climate observatories!

Wednesday January 27, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Room 6
  Working Session, Working Session
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