CRESCYNT Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network, an EarthCube RCN, is very excited to be hosting two back-to-back user workshops beginning this week. Each 4-day workshop is structured as two days of training followed by two days of "workathon". Both workshops are designed to address issues consistently identified as challenges, and to broadly share lessons learned. We are pleased to be holding these workshops at NCEAS, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, in Santa Barbara. Read more and find updates at crescyntblog.org.
Data Science for Coral Reefs: Data Rescue
The first is Data Science for Coral Reefs: Data Rescue, which is teaming one senior researcher with a graduate student, postdoc, or professional to capture workflows and streamline methods for managing a wide range of data types, writing metadata, and moving it into repositories for curation and discoverability.
Data Science for Coral Reefs: Data Integration and Team Science
The second workshop is Data Science for Coral Reefs: Data Integration and Team Science, which begins with training in GitHub, R, and collaboration, then will focus on integrating selected datasets, drawing on multidisciplinary and multiscaled coral reef data at a focal location, including historic monitoring observations, sensor buoys, symbiont and colony-level 'omics work and field bleaching records, and imagery of several types at multiple scales, including 3D integrated image sets and hyperspectral imagery.