2020 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting

  • Jane Wyngaard (Organiser)
  • Jens Klump (Organiser)
  • Lindsay Barbieri (Organiser)
  • Peter Webley (Keynote/plenary speaker)
  • Steve Quenette (Keynote/plenary speaker)
  • Chris Jack (Keynote/plenary speaker)
  • Anthony Arendt (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference


Invited plenary panelist : "Passing on Reinventing the Wheel: Developing methods and reducing barriers to inter- and intra-disciplinary research output translation"

Drones are now a common tool for scientific data collection. The past 5+ years has seen an enormous amount of work put into overcoming a wide range of challenges to drone use in multiple scientific disciplines. As the use of drones is maturing, researchers are looking for efficient paths to operational status. One such path available is that of borrowing and adapting. Borrowing: sensor use procedures, analytical methods, codebases, data, flight practice, legal frameworks, and infrastructure; that an otherwise completely separate scientific domain has already paid to create, and adapting and translating it to your own. For instance, work done to qualify a CO2 sensor on a drone by Atmospheric Scientists, had potential value to Agricultural Scientists, and vice versa.

Inspired by this potential for practical translation, and given the complexity of the scientific challenges currently being addressed by our community. This session will see a panel of expert Earth Science Technologists with a diverse range of experiences in navigating such translations; discuss their experiences with the ESIP community. The session will be run as a Fishbowl, with multiple opportunities for audience engagement and discussion, with the goal being to inspire new ideas that lead to actionable plans.
Period16 Jul 2020
Event typeConference
LocationUnited States of AmericaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • cloud computing
  • methods and processes
  • collaboration
  • cyber infrastructure
  • eResearch
  • drones
  • UAVs