Fall 2021 CUAHSI Cyberseminar Series: Tools for integrating and synthesizing data from CZOs and watershed sites- Archive

Tools for integrating and synthesizing data from CZOs and watershed sites

Leadership class computers, big data, growth of AI and other technological advancements are changing how critical zone function is understood and predicted. This webinar series is aimed at exchanging ideas and knowledge about open and reproducible software practices that will enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and increase capacity for synthesis.

Please join watershed science researchers and CUAHSI each Thursday at 9:00 AM PST from October 21 - December 2 for a webinar series on transferable and broadly applicable tools, workflows and simulation capabilities. The goals for this series are to understand the portfolio of innovative and computationally advanced cyberinfrastructure tools, workflows and modelling approaches that aim to improve our understanding of critical zone functioning. Each webinar will provide an overview of the key capability followed by a discussion of the potential use in cross-disciplinary integration and cross-site synthesis activities.

This is the 2nd of the Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Cyberseminar Series. Convened by the CZN Early Career Network in partnership with the Critical Zone Collaborative Network. Click here for more information on the first series held Fall 2021: Introduction to critical zone observatories and watershed sites. 

Recordings from this series are available on our YouTube channel

When: Thursday’s, October 21 - December 2, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:00 ET


Week 1: October 21 - Cyberinfrastructure tools and interoperable models

Description: This week features six 6-minute talks that introduce cyberinfrastructure repositories, tools and resouces.


Laura Toran, Temple University

Jerad Bales, CUAHSI

Tao Wen, Syracuse University

Sibylle Hassler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

David Moulton, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Bhavna Arora, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Jannis Groh, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Institute for Bio- and Geosciences - IBG-3, Agrosphere


Week 2: October 28 - Global experiments and synthesis

Description: This week features 5 talks that highlight the unique insights and challenges associated with synthesis-based science and large and spatially distributed experimental research


Matt Ross, Colorado State University

Kathi Jo Jankowski, US Geological Survey

Liang Zhang, University of California Berkeley

Daniele Penna, University of Florence

Cristy Portales Reyes, University of Minnesota


Adam Wymore, University of New Hampshire

Jannis Groh, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Institute for Bio- and Geosciences - IBG-3, Agrosphere


Week 3: November 4 - Data harmonization and integration

Description: This week's cyberseminar focuses on big and small data harmonization and integration.


Cody Ross, Ryerson University

Kathe Todd-Brown, University of Florida, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment

Sylvie Galle, Universite Genoble Alpes, Institut des Geosciences de l'Environnement (IGE)


Chris Wellen, Ryerson

Claire Oswald, Ryerson


Week 4: November 11 - Statistical and information processing approaches


Louis Derry, Cornell University

Isabelle Braud, INRAE

Sam Zipper, Kansas Geological Survey

Bhavna Arora, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chaopeng Shen, Pennsylvania State University


Sarah Coffinet, CNRS/U. Rennes 1

Sylvain Kuppel, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse


Week 5: November 18 - Reducing complexity through scale-aware approaches


Gunnar Licheid, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

Ciaran Harman, John Hopkins

Dipankar Dwived, Lawrence Berkley National Lab

Li Li, Penn State


Bhavna Arora, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Week 6: December 2 - Bringing design approaches and societal perspectives into CZ science


Alexandra Arenes, Architect at studio SOC (society of cartographic objects www.s-o-c.fr); PhD candidate at the University of Manchester

Goi Ho Chin, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business School

Benn Abbott, Brigham Young University

Marie Toussaint, European Paliament


Sarah Coffinet, CNRS/U. Rennes 1

James Stegen, PNNL