Openscapes Champions: CSU COAST Cohort

Champions Cohort event completed

Champions Cohort for CSU COAST research groups in May-June 2021

Openscapes and CSU COAST

This is a professional development and leadership opportunity for CSU COAST-affiliated research groups to explore open data science practices.

Openscapes helps research groups reimagine data analysis, develop modern skills that are of immediate value to them, and cultivate collaborative and inclusive research communities. This opportunity is funded by The California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST), which supports marine and coastal research by CSU faculty members and students.

Openscapes Champions is a cohort-based mentorship program that empowers science teams with open data science tools and grows the community of practice in the research group, institution, and beyond. This two-month remote program will help you establish shared, reproducible practices for data analysis that help make your research group more efficient and inclusive. You will participate with others from your research group as a team, as a cohort with your peers. Together, you will learn how to reframe data analysis as a collaborative effort rather than an individual burden, through exploring open data science tools and community practices (e.g. R/RStudio, GitHub). For more information and guidance about selecting your team, please visit

Cohort Overview: We will meet four times over two months, on alternating Fridays in 2021.

Nominate your team to participate

Nominate your team by filling out this Google Form by March 26, 2021. This opportunity is open only to those affiliated with CSU COAST. Please submit one nomination per team, preferably by the team lead (faculty or principal investigator). We will confirm participation by early April 2021.

This opportunity is funded by CSU COAST.


For attribution, please cite this work as

COAST (2021, May 7). Openscapes Events: Openscapes Champions: CSU COAST Cohort. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {COAST, Openscapes and CSU},
  title = {Openscapes Events: Openscapes Champions: CSU COAST Cohort},
  url = {},
  year = {2021}