Erin Robinson, Julia Lowndes, NASA Openscapes Mentors
ESIP Winter Meeting, January 18, 2022
The tooling and people enabling reproducible, transparent, and inclusive practices for data-intensive science
Champions Cohort Calls
~7 research teams
“This isn’t just about coding & GitHub, it’s about changing the way we do science” - Dr. Malin Pinsky, Rutgers*
“Openscapes has created a new way of thinking about merging empathy and science. That’s an invaluable gift to me.” - Dr. Halley Froehlich, UCSB
“Openscapes gave me a perspective of how all these open data science tools work together and can be used to bring natural resource conservation and ecology into the 21st century.” - Researcher, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Researcher-centered, focused on teams. Practice and feel safe working openly w/ yourself & your team; then ease into more.
Create space & place to explore & learn. Cohort Calls, Seaside Chats, Co-Working; GitHub, R, Python, Quarto, Google Drive, Slack; Efficiency Tips & Inclusion Tips.
Cultivate relationships & real connections. Welcoming folks with diverse backgrounds; meeting where they are; skills to empower immediate work; kinder science.
Learning & iterating, openly. Not a checklist but a continual practice. Imperfect and messy.
Supporting Earthdata research teams’ migration to the cloud
The overarching vision is to support scientific researcher teams using NASA EOSDIS data as they migrate their workflows to the cloud. We are doing this working with NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) over three years by:
Support Mentors towards establishing a common set of NASA Earthdata tutorials that they can then build off their DAAC-specific and science examples
Create space & place
Focus on the common
Contribute to fill gaps - and do so openly
65 Openscapes 2i2c JupyterHub AWS instances
50 forks of the Cloud Hackathon GitHub repo
8 hack-team projects presented on Day 5
“It was a really great week. The tutorials were AMAZING. Everyone did a great job, and everyone was very nice. I really appreciated welcoming environment. I don’t have a strong python background. But I was supported in learning all around” - Hackathon Participant
It’s worth investing the extra time required to become familiar with cloud computing and the newer python libraries to access and manipulate satellite data. The few hundred lines of code I wrote this week will replace several thousand lines of old code using just numpy! It’s also a heck of a lot easier to read and use. - Hackathon Participant
The tutorials were fantastic, but I struggled to figure out when to use the various methods we learned in the tutorials.
“We speaks to the collective, to collaboration, to community. Addressing the climate crisis…will take everyone.”
“We speaks to justice…We cannot, we must not, go it alone”
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine Wilkinson
NASA Champions Cohort March-April 2022.
Learn with your team with a cohort of peers
Nominate your team by February 1!
ESIP Session: Better Science for Future Us
Open science in government
Friday, Jan 21, 2022 11-12:30 EST
We’re looking forward to working together!
Openscapes artwork by Allison Horst
Erin Robinson, MSc
Metadata Game Changers
Julia Stewart Lowndes, PhD