The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is an open networked community
that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners around
Earth science issues.
ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students interested in bridging the gap between informatics
and Earth Science. This fellowship provides students a chance to work closely with
professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area)
on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration
areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s
semi-annual meetings (Summer/Winter). Community Fellows will receive a stipend of $2000
plus travel expenses to two ESIP meetings.
Applications are due
October 5, 2018. For the full details see the
ESIP Student Opportunities page.
In May 2018, The HDF Group
announced a new support strategy for the HDF5 libraries that are included in
netCDF4. Because HDF5 libraries
are needed by the netCDF4 libraries to create fully-featured netCDF files, the changes
to The HDF group's support strategy have raised questions about netCDF's future path
in the netCDF community.
Unidata and the netCDF team have been in close contact with The HDF Group since their
announcement, and we reiterate our commitment to providing netCDF libraries that
do not require any paid software licenses in
order to create or read files that conform to the netCDF standard. Read on for details.