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For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth science data, forming a community dedicated to making Earth science data more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. The theme of the July meeting is "Data for All People: From Generation to Use and Understanding."

Registered attendees can join us virtually at https://2022julyesipmeeting.qiqochat.com/.
Wednesday, July 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Data-Dexterity to tackle Humanitarian Crises

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Enabling students with data literacy (data dexterity) on how to effectively use Earth Observational data and other data sources to find reliable and effective solutions for humanitarian crises. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’s Humanitarianism in the Network Age report states “finding ways to make big data useful to humanitarian decision-makers is one of the great challenges, and opportunities, of the network age.” Two key elements to this are one, the quality, ease of access, and ease of understanding of datasets produced by agencies in the midst of humanitarian crises; and, two, the speed in which data scientists analyze these datasets so that proper outputs are able to be put on the desks of decision-makers as quickly as possible. This work has the ability to save lives if it can be performed quickly enough. Students are an excellent group to tackle these challenges while learning the techniques in data analytics, data science, and becoming proficient in data dexterity. This session is to discuss a real-world project where a recent humanitarian crisis was the focus of a 48-hour hackathon/datathon, documenting its challenges and successes.
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Kathy Fontaine

Sr. Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Wednesday July 20, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Ballroom 3 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222