June 30, 2021: The NASA-Openscapes Framework


Pangeo Showcase talk by Julia Lowndes and Erin Robinson, Openscapes.


Julia Lowndes is Founder and Co-Director of Openscapes at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara. She is a marine ecologist, a 2019 Mozilla Fellow, and an R community contributor through rOpenSci and RStudio, as a Carpentries Instructor, and as co-founder Eco-Data-Science and R-Ladies Santa Barbara.

Erin Robinson is Co-Director of Openscapes and Co-Founder of Metadata Game Changers. She is a coach and community builder, was Executive Director of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) from 2014-2020, and serves as an ad-hoc advisor to the NASEM Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science.


We are leading the NASA-Openscapes Framework to support scientific researchers using NASA data as they migrate their workflows to the cloud. We will share about Openscapes and our work with NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) to 1) Develop a cross-DAAC Mentor community that supports growth into confident cloud data instructors, and create, curate and use shared resources and have a tutorial review process; 2) Empower science teams to experiment migrating their download-intensive data analysis workflows to the cloud through a partnership with Carpentries and 2i2c; and 3) Scale the Openscapes Champions program with DAAC Mentors to support science cohorts and amplify as many open science leaders as possible, transforming their workflows towards open, kinder science and the cloud.

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