With your health and safety top of mind, we are canceling the in-person EarthCube Annual Meeting, planned for June 2-4 in San Diego. Instead, we will offer a series of virtual events during the week of 15 June 2020.
It is important to reflect on the accomplishments and advances made by the EarthCube community this past year. It is crucial to provide ways for our community to connect as well as to share novel approaches used in geoscience research and the new tools, techniques, and data available to others as a result.
To allow for additional posters, notebooks and presentations, the new deadline for abstracts is April 15th. The Program Committee is re-envisioning this virtual event, tuned to remote delivery, such as a virtual poster session, online demos, and distributed interaction friendly to Eastern - Hawaii time zones and for those balancing work and caregiving.
EarthCube welcomes project participants, new PIs, early career researchers and scientists, and all other interested parties to submit abstracts for oral & poster presentations, notebooks and working sessions. SUBMIT HERE
The 2020 EarthCube Annual Meeting welcomes abstracts for oral presentations.Topics may include: Science Outcomes, Community Engagement, Technology Integration, and EarthCube Project Sustainability.
As with many scientific meetings and conferences, the poster sessions will be the key communication platform. Posters will be grouped thematically, and will be presented on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. The date/time of your presentation and the size of the poster display will be communicated to presenters upon acceptance. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to give a lightning talk during the Annual Meeting. The Organizing Committee members will accept only a single poster per presenter. Individuals may be a co-author on multiple posters.
In particular, we are interested in posters that:
Discuss science that uses or has been enabled by EarthCube;
Introduce science questions or projects looking to integrate EarthCube infrastructure;
Pair EarthCube Infrastructure with projects that use the tools;
Showcase educational outcomes using EarthCube Tools (notebooks, workshops, courses);
Are EarthCube Tools;
Are of Integration activities that link EarthCube Building Blocks;
Show results from Research Coordination Networks;
Science and other activities of direct relevance to EarthCube’s mission; or
Other posters dealing with social components of EarthCube Research or topics not covered here.
We welcome submissions for working sessions (formerly called breakout sessions). Working sessions may consist of mini hack-a-thons, do-a-thons, work-a-thons, or other kinds of sessions in which the EarthCube community is engaged to discuss particular questions, provide feedback on new technologies, or evaluate new frameworks for data policies, procedures, or workflows. The goal of working sessions are to move the community forward on particular topics of interest to the EarthCube community. In particular we are interested in working sessions (mini hack-a-thons, do-a-thons, work-a-thons). No speakers or presenters allowed.
Submission Process SUBMIT HERE All abstract submissions are due on April 15, 2020 and will be limited to 300 words in length.
All abstracts were subject to review by the 2020 EarthCube Annual Meeting Organizing Committee.
I’d love to see a range of interesting Pangeo submissions to this call. Particular topics we might want to share are:
Our multi-cloud federations of analysis-ready data
Does “across multiple clouds” potentially also include accessing data in one cloud from a client in another cloud? If so, I can invest some time in making the workflow I showed on last week’s call nicer.
Sounds good. Do you think there’s still value in a separate Dask Gateway proposal then? I’m not too familiar with the audience / community, but I’m assuming they’d be less interested in the guts of Dask Gateway, and more interested in what it enables (e.g. single login that gives access to data from any cloud region with a gateway).
I concur. It is reasonable to cover intake-esm under the Pangeo’s broader cataloging efforts umbrella. I don’t have a submission in mind yet :), but I am confident that @charlesbluca and I will come up with something.
Also happy to collaborate on this! My only thought is to what a notebook concerning broader cataloging efforts would look like, and if there is enough scientific functionality behind something like Intake-esm to justify its own abstract/notebook - either way, I’m happy to start writing something
Regarding scientific functionality, we could use some input & example notebooks from some users of intake-esm like @jbusecke, and others. Another source of example notebooks would be last year’s CMIP6 Hackathon projects.
I am planning to submit an abstract that combines both xgcm and cmip6_preprocessing, but focus more on the actual computational aspect (this would focus more on a current WIP module, not so much the preprocessing module, which you can incorporate in more detail?). I think that way cmip6_preprocessing/intake-esm could be part of both submissions?
It is hard to seperate all these parts but I think it would be worth having two abstracts, one focussing on the cataloging/preprocessing ability and another using that in a brief form but then focussing on the computation of results. What do you think?
Hi all - just a quick note to flag that we just submitted an abstract for a community workshop around the “Jupyter meets the Earth” project. I’ve copied the abstract below for reference. Looking forward to connecting with you all at the (virtual) event!
Jupyter meets the Earth: community input
Fernando Pérez (UC Berkeley), Lindsey Heagy (UC Berkeley), Joe Hamman (NCAR), Kevin Paul (NCAR) Scott Henderson (University of Washington)
Project Jupyter is an open source platform for interactive computing and data analysis, widely used in research, education and industry. The Jupyter meets the Earth project is using research use cases in geosciences to drive technical developments within the Jupyter and Pangeo ecosystems. This project revolves around the following key goals: (1) Facilitate the discovery, integration, and effective use of the diverse sources of data in the geosciences. (2) Empower researchers to utilize modern, scalable compute resources. (3) Accelerate the process of discovery by enabling researchers to rapidly create and deploy custom interactive applications tailored to the research question at hand. (4) Make it possible to communicate scientific results in a manner that is tailored to the final consumers of research – be they other scientists, policy makers, students, or the general public.
Our technical targets include improvements in JupyterHub for interactive computing on High Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud infrastructure, the development of JupyterLab extensions for data discovery, and contributions to widgets and dashboarding solutions for researchers to easily create graphical user interfaces as well as interactive documents to share analyses with broad audiences.
We would like to gather input for how to best serve your research needs, exploring questions such as:
What are current bottlenecks in your interactive computing workflow?
What integrations with geoscience-specific tools would be useful, or could be made better via closer ties with Jupyter infrastructure?
How would you like to publish and share your computational research and where can improvements be made (e.g. Binder, JupyterBook, etc.)?
Desktop vs local cluster vs HPC vs cloud: what is your workflow today? What do you envision it will be in 5 years?
Where are the pain points in working with your data on shared infrastructure (cloud or HPC)? Data discovery? Sharing data with collaborators? …
Whether you are an active participant in the Pangeo community, you use Jupyter tools in your work, or are considering adopting some of these tools, we welcome your input and ideas.