Resources 2023

Read our report, Community building for Black environmental and marine researchers: Pathways to Open Science, April 2023

Quicklink: OpenscapesCommunityCalls [ 2023-pathways ] Google Drive folder

This page links to the content from each Community Call (e.g. agenda, video, slides) in the 2023 Series as well as resources shared by speakers and participants like Some recommended datasets for teaching.

Community Calls

Call 01, January 26: What is open science anyway? What can it mean for you?

Learn all about open science and data organization skills that will save you time and energy!

Ileana Fenwick, Aneese Williams, and Alex Davis each shared a story of their path to open science and Ileana taught us about Data Strategies for Future Us. There were 80 participants!!

(Agenda | Video | Slides)


  • Alex Davis, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Diversity Project at UCLA, and Pathways co-organizer
  • Ileana Fenwick, PhD Student, UNC Chapel Hill and Pathways Lead
  • Aneese Williams, Environmental Management Systems Coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach, FL and Pathways co-organizer

Call 02, February 9: Building our skills for a better tomorrow

Hear from experts about building community and your data science toolkit for more efficient research!

(Agenda | Video | Slides)


  • LaTreese Denson, Stock Assessment Analyst, NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center
  • De’Marcus Robinson, PhD Student, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA
  • Jason Williams, Assistant Director, External Collaborations at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, DNALC; Education, Outreach, and Training lead for CyVerse

Call 03, February 23: Data Science is for US

Join the conversation! Hear all about our journeys into data science and building community for innovation.


  • SherAaron Hurt, Director of Workshops, The Carpentries
  • Tony Orr, Research Scientist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
  • Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

(Agenda | Video | Slides | Dawn’s poster)


Coworking comes in many flavors. For us, coworking involves doing our own work at the same time together with opportunities to check in, and sometimes screenshare to get feedback or solve a problem. Seeing how other people work is a big part of this transition to working more openly and collaboratively.

Collaborative notes Google doc. Notes from 3 coworking sessions all in the same doc.

We’ve had breakout rooms for social, quiet working, plus rooms for discussions, screenshares and learning about Datasets for Classrooms+Working/learning in R and Tools / ArcGIS, data wrangling.


Datasets for Classrooms / working & learning in R

Data wrangling + R