2022 NOAA AFSC Openscapes Champions Cohort

Welcome to the 2022 NOAA AFSC Openscapes Champions Cohort! This is a Cohort for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Alaska Fishery Science Center. Learn more about Openscapes and the Champions Program: https://openscapes.org.

Cohort Agendas

We will meet as a Cohort via Zoom four times over two months for 1.5 hours on five Fridays starting January 28, 2022:

Agendas are accessible to Cohort participants in our Cohort Google Drive Folder; they are also an archive of our live google-docing. Please see https://openscapes.org/series to view blank versions of the agendas.

Date Cohort Call Topics Series Chapters Seaside Chat Topics
01/28 1. Openscapes mindset mindset, better science in less time Pathway trailhead; create GitHub accounts
02/04 2. GitHub Clinic: publishing and project management
publishing, project management Shared organizing with GitHub
02/11 3. Team culture and data strategies for future us team culture, data strategies Onboarding documentation
02/25 4. Open communities and coding strategies for future us coding with communities, coding strategies Pathways preparation
03/11 5. Pathways share    

Cohort Call Digests

Coworking times (optional)

Julie - Tuesdays 11-12 PT. Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15

Josh - Wednesdays 2-3:30 PT. Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16

Em - Thursdays 11-12 PT. Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17

Megsie - Fridays 10:30-11:30 PT. Feb 4, 18, Mar 4, 18

Participating teams

These are the teams participating: please edit this repo yourself following our GitHub Clinic!

The Shellfish Assessment Program Team This team is focused on 1) improving annual Tech Memo and 2) improving collaboration on bitter crab disease reports. This team included Mike Litzow (@mikelitzow), Jonathan Richar (@JonRichar-NOAA), Erin Fedewa (@Erin-Fedewa-NOAA), Leah Zacher (@LeahZacher-NOAA), and Jen Gardner (@JenniferGardner-NOAA).

The AFSC Stock Assessment Team The overarching goal of this group is to 1) create reproducible stock assessments and streamline reporting and presenting to Council bodies (specific project could be to take two assessments as examples: arrowtooth flounder and northern rockfish), 2) improve data to modeling to reporting for economic models, 3) creating consistent fishery data sources across science and management, and 4) discuss of CFI implementation. This team includes Kalei Shotwell (@kshotwell), Meaghan Bryan (@mdbryan), Jim Ianelli (@jimianelli-NOAA), Ben Williams (@BenWilliams-NOAA), Chris Lunsford (@chrislunsford-NOAA), Alan Haynie (@alanhaynie-NOAA), and Anne Hollowed.

The Fisheries Monitoring Team This team is focused on improving the Annual Deployment Plan analytic and report production workflow and result sharing with council, stock assessors and the public. This team includes Craig Faunce (@CraigFaunce-NOAA), Phil Ganz (@philganz), Jennifer Cahalan (@JenCahalan-NOAA), and Geoff Mayhew (@geoffmmayhew).

The Groundfish Food Habits Team This team is focused on streamlining reproducible flow of code and data to provide food habits and model data to ESRs, ESPs, and stock assessments. This team includes Kerim Aydin (@kaydin-NOAA), Kirstin Holsman, Bridget Ferriss (@BridgetFerriss), Geoff Lang (@geofflang-NOAA), and Jonathan Reum.

The EcoFOCI Ecosystem Indicators Team This team aims to streamline, document, and standardize survey data analysis and annual reporting of EcoFOCI ecosystem indicators for ESRs and ESPs. This team includes Lauren Rogers (@larogers123), Jesse Lamb (@jesseflamb), Kelia Axler (@keliaaxler), Ali Deary (@AlisonDeary-NOAA), and David Kimmel (@kimmeld09).

The Marine Mammal Stock Assessments Team This team aims to streamline the development, review, and publication of the annual Alaska marine mammal stock assessment reports. This team includes Nancy Young (@nancycyoung), Brian Fadely (@BFadely), Erin Richmond (@erinrichmond), Rod Towell (@rtowell), Tony Orr (@Tony-Orr), and Erin Richmond (@erinrichmond).

Trophic Roles of Ice Seals RWP Team This team aims to develop a Regional Work Plan-funded project to estimate the consumption of dominant prey by ice-associated seals in the Bering & Chukchi seas. This team includes Stacie Hardy (staciekozhardy), Peter Boveng (PeterBoveng-NOAA), Heather Ziel (zielhl), Michael Cameron (MichaelCameron-NOAA), and Johanna Vollenweider (JohannaPage-NOAA).

The Midwater Pollock Assessment Team This team aims to create a reproducible and transparent abundance analysis and reporting process for the management of midwater walleye pollock data in Alaska. This team includes Mike Levine (@mike-levine), Sarah Stienessen (@sstienessen), Nate Lauffenburger (@nlauffenburger), Sam Urmy (@ElOceanografo), and Abigail McCarthy (@abigailatsea).

Openscapes team

Julie Lowndes (@jules32), Openscapes Co-Director, NCEAS, UCSB, is co-leading

Josh London (@jmlondon), AFSC, is assisting

Em Markowitz (@EmilyMarkowitz-NOAA), AFSC, is assisting

Megsie Siple (@MargaretSiple-NOAA), AFSC, is assisting

More about Openscapes and the Champions program: