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ESIP Winter Meeting: January 9 - 11, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. 

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Wednesday, January 10 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
PLENARY PANEL | Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Drought Oh My! Evaluating the role of earth science data discovery and accessibility in evaluating socioeconomic impacts from severe weather events and climate change.

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Live on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ1aUblEE0
The ESIP Discovery Cluster proposes to host a plenary panel discussion on how to enable discovery of earth science data that support socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data. In this session, we will investigate the use of high value data sets that are incorporated into economic impact assessments with particular emphasis on severe weather events. This moderated discussion will focus questions to the panel on what earth science datasets are used to in their analyses, search techniques and tools used to locate relevant datasets, shortcomings with existing tools and potential solutions to improving the discoverability and accessibility of the data.
  1. Insight into how key datasets sourced from across a diverse landscape are used to mitigate against the impacts of natural disasters
  2. Understand, from a discovery and accessibility perspective, how IT infrastructure supports prevention and reaction scenarios

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Josh Behr

Josh Behr

Dr. Joshua Behr, research associate professor, brings to VMASC social sciences research a background and expertise in healthcare delivery and emergency departments, complex social phenomena, election systems and political behavior, community vulnerability and emergency preparedness... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Chen

Jeff Chen

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
I'm a statistician and data science leader with experience spanning 40 fields and 150+ data projects. Over the years, I've been fortunate to serve as the data + tech advisor to executives, translating strategy into data-driven action. I like building technical capacity from the ground... Read More →
avatar for Robert Downs

Robert Downs

Senior Digital Archivist, Columbia University
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Columbia Climate School of Columbia... Read More →
avatar for David Neufeld

David Neufeld

I'm a Product Owner for a team of engineers developing scientific software at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. We build applications focused on ingesting satellite and ship borne observational data sets, as well as tools to discover and access the data. Please... Read More →
avatar for Megan Robinson

Megan Robinson

Executive Director, The Collider
Megan Robinson is the Executive Director of The Collider. The Collider is an innovation center for a changing climate, based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is the organizer of ClimateCon 2018. ClimateCon 2018 is convening thought leaders to move the needle on the development of... Read More →

Wednesday January 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Salon E
  Salon E, Plenary
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