Jupyter notebooks and workflows on Hydroshare

2019 Cyberseminar Series

Anthony Castronova / CUAHSI

Talk Description

The water science community continually develops and adopts technologies to improve our ability to openly collaborate and share workflows. Ultimately, this will have a transformative impact on how we address the challenges associated with collaborative and reproducible scientific research. One solution to these problems is to utilizing Jupyter notebooks, an open-source platform for creating metadata-rich toolchains for modeling and data analysis applications. Combining this technology with publicly available datasets from agencies such as USGS, NASA, and EPA enables researchers to easily prototype and execute data-intensive toolchains. CUAHSI has invested in this technology by establishing a free and open source web platform for scientists to (1) conduct data intensive and computationally intensive collaborative research, (2) utilize high performance libraries, models, and routines within a pre-configured cloud environment, and (3) enable dissemination of research products. This seminar will discuss CUAHSI’s investment in JupyterHub for supporting water science research, training, and education. Participants can expect a primer on JupyterHub and the cyberinfrastructure that has been designed to support these workflows, as well as detailed demonstrations of common educational and research use cases. A basic understanding of HydroShare.org and the Python programming language are helpful, but not required for participation in the live demonstrations.

CUAHSI's 2019 Cyberseminar Series: Waterhackweek

Hosted by CUAHSI and University of Washington

Studies of water and environmental systems are becoming increasingly complex and require the integration of knowledge across multiple domains. At the same time, technological advances have enabled the collection of massive quantities of data for studying earth system changes. Fully leveraging these datasets and software tools requires fundamentally new approaches in the way researchers store, access and process data. Waterhackweek, supported by the National Science Foundation Cybertraining program, serves the national interest by motivating a culture shift within the hydrologic and more broadly earth science communities toward open and reproducible software practices that will enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and increase capacity for addressing complex science challenges around the availability, risks and use of water. This cyberseminar series consists of presentations from the Cybertraining investigators and research software developers, each focusing on a specific water-related use cases, tool, or library. Topics will consist of both introductory and advanced concepts that are relevant to a wide range of water and informatics use-cases, e.g. publishing large datasets, running numerical models, organizing collaborative research projects, and meeting journal requirements by following open data standards. The goal of the 2019 series is to prepare the incoming Waterhackweek (March 25-29, 2019) participants for the in-person capstone event in which their skills and creativity will be used to address natural hazards, however, these topics and technologies are also relevant to the broader water science community. We welcome all undergraduate, graduate, and early career scientists to join us in this public cyberseminar series.