Open Science for Synthesis: Gulf Research Program is a hands-on data science course for both early career and established researchers to gain skills in data science, including scientific synthesis, reproducible science, and data management. These skills are critical for understanding the complex environmental, human, and energy systems in the Gulf of Mexico, especially following large disturbance events like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. OSS 2017 is a 3-week intensive training, convening in July 2017 at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA, is now accepting applications from early (upper-level graduate students) and established researchers from the Gulf research community.
This hands on training experience is centered around the formation of group synthesis projects allowing participants to directly apply the skills they learn in the training to research projects relevant to the Gulf Research Program. In past NCEAS trainings, these synthesis projects have led to publishable results for participants.
Instructors for the training will include NCEAS Director of Informatics Research and Development, Matthew Jones, DataONE Director of Community Engagement and Outreach, Amber Budden and many others. Applications are now being accepted with a deadline of 5 pm PST on February 20, 2017.
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