NASA Openscapes Champions Opportunity
NASA’s Openscapes Champions is a professional development and leadership opportunity for researchers to migrate their workflows to the cloud using collaborative, open data science practices.
Researchers using NASA Earth observing data are invited to participate in the first NASA Openscapes Champions program. Openscapes Champions is a remote-by-design mentorship program for environmental and Earth science research teams to explore open data science practices. Participants attend as a team with their research group and learn how to reframe data-intensive science as an open, collaborative effort.
Openscapes and its partners recently received NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) funding to support researchers using data from NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) migrating workflows to the cloud.* Openscapes’ mentorship and community engagement approaches center on enabling increased efficiency and resilience for teams so that their work has more enduring impact.
As part of the Champions program, participants will discuss open software tools and communities (e.g., R, Python, GitHub, metadata, cloud) and develop collaborative skills, mindsets, and habits to establish shared practices for increased efficiency in their own research while contributing to a more inclusive scientific culture.
The Openscapes Champions program will be offered annually from 2021 to 2024. The first Champions program will run from August to November 2021. The cohort will meet remotely twice monthly over four months.
The deadline to apply to the 2021 cohort is June 25. See the NASA Openscapes Champions Cohort page for more details and to apply.
*Note: This opportunity is open to research groups that work with data from NASA’s EOSDIS DAACs. Priority will be given to researchers using data from DAACs participating in Openscapes in 2021, which are NASA's Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC), National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC), Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC), Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), and Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC).
Published June 3, 2021
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