The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) recently announced their summer 2012 meeting will be held in Madison on the UW campus. According to their Web site, ESIP is a broad-based, distributed community of data and information technology practitioners who come together to collaborate on coordinated interoperability efforts across Earth science communities. One of the newest “clusters” at ESIP includes the Geospatial Cluster (http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Geospatial), which is focused on leveraging collaboration of members for the advancement of improved access and integration of geospatial data. The summer meeting is focused on a theme of Innovation (based on the book “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators”):
- Associating: drawing connections between questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields
- Questioning: posing queries that challenge common wisdom
- Observing: scrutinizing the behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors to identify new ways of doing things
- Experimenting: constructing interactive experiences and provoking unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge
- Networking: meeting people with different ideas and perspectives
Details for the meeting are still being developed. For more information, contact at (301) 614-5036, or visit the ESIP Wiki.