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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

11:00am EST

Opening Plenary: Creating a Culture of Innovation & Working at Frontiers
  • Meeting Welcome (Susan Shingledecker)
  • How Failing Forward Can Lead to Inspired Innovation (Caitlin Kontgis)
  • Pushing forward the frontier: Lessons from the icy edge (Twila Moon)
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Susan Shingledecker

Executive Director, ESIP
I am excited to be here as the Incoming Executive Director. I would love to talk to people about what attracted them to ESIP, what they see as the community's strengths and weaknesses, ideas for growth and any other feedback to help me learn and support ESIP going forward. 
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Caitlin Kontgis

Head of Science, Impact Observatory
Caitlin Kontgis is the Head of Science at Impact Observatory (IO), a mission-driven technology company that uses satellite imagery and machine learning to tackle global sustainability challenges. Prior to IO, Caitlin was the Director of Scientific Programs and a member of the Applied... Read More →
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Twila Moon

Dr. Twila A. Moon is the Deputy Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a world leader in Earth science. Dr. Moon is an expert in contemporary glacier... Read More →

Tuesday January 26, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Wednesday, January 27

1:30pm EST

Plenary: Innovation & New Frontiers in AI and ML in the Earth sciences

  • The Power of ML and EO to Enhance Global Food Security (Hannah Kerner)
  • Harnessing Small Sats and Machine Learning to Create High-Resolution, Annual Maps of Small-Scale Croplands (Lyndon Estes)
  • GeoAI: Revolutionizing How We Connect to the World (Lexie Yang)

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Lexie Yang

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
H. Lexie Yang is a Research Scientist in GeoAI Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Her research interests focus on advancing high performance computing and machine learning approaches for geospatial data analysis. She had collaborated with esteemed scholars for NASA AIST, NSF... Read More →
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Lyndon Estes

Associate Professor, Clark University
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Hannah Kerner

Assistant Research Professor, NASA Harvest/University of Maryland

Wednesday January 27, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST

6:00pm EST

Research Showcase
The Research Showcase features virtual posters and recorded demos and tutorials from ESIP Meeting Attendees. You can view all contributions at any time during the meeting and leave questions or comments for the contributors. LIVE Q&A: We encourage you to attend the live Research Showcase Session (Wednesday January 27th, 6-7:30 pm ET) to chat live with contributors.

For the live event, start in the Main Room of the Research Showcase at 6 pm ET: https://qiqochat.com/breakout/0/KBNVvRiNwNjMhOeWqzzVFhGVR.

Wednesday January 27, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Thursday, January 28

11:00am EST

Plenary: Innovations in Open Search & Discovery
  • Schema.org and Structured Data on the Web: Techniques, Issues and Opportunities (Dan Brickley)
  • Building an Open Ecosystem for Dataset Discovery (Natasha Noy)
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Dan Brickley

Schema.org, Google
Dan Brickley works on structured data standards within Google's Open Source Programs Office, and leads the Schema.org project. Previously he helped create web standards for data sharing including RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, SKOS and FOAF, and was part of the team that launched W3C's Semantic... Read More →
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Natasha Noy

Senior Staff Scientist, Google
Natasha Noy is a senior staff scientist at Google Research where she works on making structured data accessible and useful. She leads the team building Dataset Search, a search engine for all the datasets on the Web. Prior to joining Google, she worked at Stanford Center for Biomedical... Read More →

Thursday January 28, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Friday, January 29

1:30pm EST

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