President: Helen M. Glaves (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy President: Jens Klump
As far as informatics and information technology are concerned, the ESSI division deals with Community-driven and multidisciplinary challenges and solutions. This include topics like: data model and metadata standardization, spatial data infrastructure interoperability, semantics services, quality and uncertainty information encoding and propagation, geospatial data processing, environmental model accessability, big data management, and data visualization for scientific discovery.
The 2019 None is awarded to
Stefano Nativi for outstanding contributions to international Earth science informatics through enabling interoperability of disparate data types, thus laying the foundations for global interdisciplinary science.
The 2018 None is awarded to
Kerstin A. Lehnert for exceptional contributions to the advancement of informatics and, in particular, her pioneering efforts on open, transparent and reproducible science.
Latest posts from the ESSI blog
On April 12th 2018, the first Research Software Engineers (RSEs) for geosciences meeting was held at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly (GA) in Vienna, Austria. The EGU GA is a huge event with over 15.000 people from more than 100 countries. It has a diverse programme with thousands of posters and hundreds of sessions, but what it lacked was an event to bring together scientists who contribute to research software. Daniel Nüst from the Institute for Geoinformatics, Germany, …
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We are thrilled to announce we received over 17,000 abstracts to the EGU
General Assembly 2019! We look forward to welcoming all participants in
Vienna on 7–12 April. Aside from many
exciting scientific sessions and events,
the meeting will have
more time for presentations and networking,
an illustrator and sculptor
as artists in residence, and much more.
We would also like to remind you that until 31 January, you can apply for the
General Assembly Mentoring Programme,
either as a mentor, if you are an experienced General Assembly attendee, or
as a mentee, if you are a first-timer at the meeting.
Until 15 February, you can enter the
Imaggeo Photo Contest for a chance to win
a free registration to next year’s General Assembly. You can also apply to
receive an EGU Public Engagement Grant
until 15 February, if you have a geoscience outreach project you’d like to
develop. Winners receive 1000 EUR and a free registration to next year's
Last but not the least, if you'd like to organise an
EGU Galileo Conference, a meeting
addressing a well-focused, cutting-edge topic at the frontier of geosciences
research, make sure to apply for funding by 28 February. The
first EGU Galileo Conference of 2019
will be on ‘Mass extinctions, recovery and resilience’ and is now accepting