You are correct in saying that other Europeans were attending the conference, and others are actively using the technology behind Pangeo. But, the point is that, from my point of view, the community needs to grow. Don’t get me wrong, and there is no need to have a pin with ‘European chapter of Pangeo’ printed over it. But, unfortunately, the lack of vision in some groups is so profound that we need to create a more solid EU community.
Overall, I’ve felt entirely alone these years, and most of the time, I had to push literally other groups to try this approach. However, if we spread the voice, most probably other groups will be more prone to test, implement or use the Pangeo approach.
From my perspective, the ocean community is much more advanced in the use of Pangeo; instead, EO scientists are a little bit behind as used to other tools. I can be wrong in this vision, and I would like to discuss this as well.
I share with you the problem about time, and definitely, I’m not in the best position to have a chair in the button rooms, but I’m sure that we can do at least something.
About the founds, again, I fully agree with you. The European system is utterly crazy in that sense. It is tough to have grants if you are not in the academic world; moreover, as Pangeo hasn’t legally constituted (at least here in Europe), it represents another problem.
About the DIAS, I’m involved in a side project that received a grant from WEKEO, but I had to suspend the test for another reason. Indeed, sharing the same env in all the DIAS would be awesome; this should be one of the first achievement and should definitely be a huge step. Unfortunatelly I have an idea about how this could be hard to obtain, but from somewhere we have to start. Thinking about the Twins, well, that’s already the moon.
I’m delighted that we started this conversation; let’s hope that others will join us!