Nominations Open for the CDI Leadership and Innovation Award
The Community for Data Integration (CDI) Leadership and Innovation Award is presented to a community member for outstanding leadership, innovation, and vision in guiding USGS data integration activities through the CDI community of practice. The award is meant to recognize an individual who brings new ideas to life and provides their unwavering leadership to produce tangible results that will improve data integration, access, and discovery.
Frequency: One award every two years
Deadline for nominations: February 15, 2023
This program applies to all USGS employees and other individuals involved with the USGS Community for Data Integration. Nominees must not have received the award previously.
The awardee actively seeks collaborative approaches, embraces new perspectives, and provides a high-energy forum to address on-the-ground data integration needs of the community. Through their leadership, the awardee’s contributions move the CDI, the USGS, and our partners forward towards a more integrated data landscape that ultimately advances our science.
Nomination and Selection Process
A committee consisting of CDI facilitators reviews the nominees and makes a recommendation to the executive sponsors of the CDI, who make the final selection of the winner.
Evidence of the Award and Presentation
The award is presented at the CDI in-person meeting.
2021 - Viv Hutchison
2019 - Keith Kirk
2017 - Rich Signell and Cassandra Ladino
2015 - Fran Lightsom
2012 - Linda Gunderson
2011 - Roland Viger and Heather Henkel
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