Blogs

A Chat with Tara Robertson

A Chat with Tara Robertson Our 2nd Openscapes Community Call featured our chat with Tara Robertson, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant working with us to improve practices in Openscapes. The recording is on Openscapes YouTube (efficiency tip reminder: in YouTube, “L” will advance by 10 seconds, “J” will go back by 10 seconds 😀) This call was meant as a way to recap a bit of our work with Tara over the last three months and share some of what we’ve learned.

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Our Supercharge Experience: The Logan Lab

Arie Dash is a first year Master’s student at Moss Landing Marine Labs and California State University, Monterey Bay. He is studying how climate change affects rockfish gene expression and is excited to approach his thesis from an open science perspective. Our Supercharge Experience: The Logan Lab The Logan Lab is the Marine Environmental Physiology Lab at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). We are a mix of graduate and undergraduate students under the guidance of Dr.

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May updates and events from Openscapes

Hello! This is Openscapes’ third newsletter. If you’re interested in seeing these infrequent updates in your inbox, pleasesign up here (linked from ourget involved page). Learning and investing in Openscapes In March and April we continued learning, developing, and investing in Openscapes, in many concrete ways, and with a lot of “firsts”. We just wrapped up our first 2-month version of the Champions Program with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).

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NOAA NWFSC Openscapes Champions Cohort

Starting in March, Openscapes led a 2-month Champions Cohort with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working with thirty fisheries scientists from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC). These scientists were interested in exploring new approaches to data analysis and stewardship, and connecting with others at NWFSC with the same intent. This post focuses on what the cohort setup and participants achieved. It is co-authored with Dr. Eric Ward from NOAA NWFSC.

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'Join the Rebel Alliance' - an Openscapes interview with Dr. Dawn Wright at MozFest

Openscapes had the distinct honor to introduce Dr. Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist of Esri to #mozfest, Mozilla’s annual Open Festival in early March (session page, recording). The conversation emphasized how science can be both kind and credible. What do you think of when you read ‘kinder science’? Cross-posted on the Esri blog Welcome to our Openscapes session at MozFest! Dr. Dawn Wright shared her approach to science, kindness, and leadership through stories of other women that inspire her.

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Announcing the NASA Openscapes Framework

Announcing the NASA Openscapes Framework We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a 3-year grant from NASA! Together with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California Santa Barbara, University of Washington eScience Institute, Metadata Game Changers, 2i2c, and The Carpentries, we are answering the call from NASA to support researchers from the NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) migrating workflows to the cloud.

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Openscapes Events Spring 2021

Welcome to Openscapes’ second newsletter! If you’re interested in seeing these infrequent updates in your inbox, please sign up here (linked from our get involved page. Hello from Openscapes! We hope your March is off to a good start. We have three upcoming opportunities that we invite you to join and/or share with your colleagues. These include our first Community Call next week and two Champions Cohorts in May-June that have open registration!

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Welcoming Erin Robinson and 2021 Momentum

Welcome! This blog post is also Openscapes’ first newsletter. If you’re interested in seeing these infrequent updates in your inbox, please sign up here (linked from the get involved page). A note from Julie: Welcoming Erin Robinson to Openscapes 2020 was a difficult year. I count myself fortunate that I was able to work remotely and that Openscapes was conceived as a remote-by-design initiative. The unexpected disruption of COVID-19 allowed 2020 to be a year that I worked on building Openscapes as a sustainable program so that we can mentor more researchers going forward.

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Audience building and strategic planning

Last month I was invited to give a workshop at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Essential Open Source Software virtual conference. The workshop was about Audience Building for Open Source Projects, focused on strategic planning and sustainability. I was both nervous and excited to give this workshop: nervous because I am by no means an expert in how to grow and sustain a project — Openscapes is still nascent! But I was excited because although I am not an expert, I do know a lot and was interested to pass forward what I’ve learned.

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Incentivizing Open Science

In early November I had the honor to speak at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science. This Roundtable has been convening thought leaders and stakeholders to identify the whats, whys, and hows of open science policies and incentives. I was invited to provide a researcher perspective and opinions on priorities for funding open science. The first part of this post is a summary of my talk.

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