IN013:
Challenges and Benefits of Open Source Software and Open Data





Session ID#: 23607

Session Description:
Scientists rely on a broad range of software tools and services to conduct their research such as GIS, data hosting and discovery platforms, data processing packages, and modelling suites. The continued development of these tools is essential to improving our understanding of critical geoscience questions. Open source software and open data foster reusing and adopting existing scientific results. Due to the increasing needs for data analysis and infrastructure, earth and space sciences benefits from adopting these practices. In addition, open source software enhances capabilities of researchers, science teams, and new users and allows them to build more capable, reliable, reusable and long-lasting software. Reusing open source software and data can be synergistic and beneficial for research collaborations, as well as challenging to govern. This session discusses ways to address the challenges and benefits of open science, as well as cutting-edge tools and services that support the needs of the community.
Primary Convener:  Jens F Klump, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering Perth, Perth, WA, Australia
Conveners:  Anthony M Castronova, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science, Washington, DC, United States, Daniel Garijo, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Bert Jagers, Deltares, Delft, Netherlands

Cross-Listed:
  • PA - Public Affairs

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Don Stott1, Steven J Worley1, Chung-Yi Hou1, Eric Nienhouse1 and The NCAR Data Stewardship Engineering Team, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Joey Mukherjee, Zackary B Murphy, Carrie Ann Gonzalez, Michael Muller and Steven Ybarra, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Barbara Lafuente1, Nate Stone2, Thomas Bristow1, Richard M Keller1, David Frederick Blake1, Robert T Downs3, Alex Pires3, Christopher E Dateo1 and Mark Fonda1, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)Open Data Repository, Gray, ME, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Vaclav Petras1, Anna Petrasova2 and Helena Mitasova1, (1)North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States, (2)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States
Zachary Rice, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Brian Miles1, Karthik Chepudira2 and William LaBar2, (1)United States, (2)CGI, Lafayette, LA, United States
Gennadii Donchyts1, Fedor Baart1, Hessel Winsemius1 and Noel Gorelick2, (1)Deltares, Delft, Netherlands, (2)Google, Mountian View, CA, United States
Jason Horn1, Thomas H Painter1, Kathryn J Bormann1, Karl Rittger2, Mary J. Brodzik3, McKenzie Skiles1, Annie Bryant Burgess4, Chris A Mattmann1, Paul Ramirez1, Michael Joyce1, Cameron E Goodale1, Lewis John McGibbney1, Paul Zimdars1 and Rojeh Yaghoobi1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Federation of Earth Science Information Partners, Portland, OR, United States
Douglas Friedman, Booz Allen Hamilton Boston, Boston, MA, United States, Bryan Baker, US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, United States, Chanel Mueller, US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, St. Paul, MN, United States and Will Veatch, US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District, New Orleans, LA, United States
Tian Gan, David G Tarboton, Pabitra K Dash, Tseganeh Gichamo and Jeffery S Horsburgh, Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States
Christa A Hasenkopf, OpenAQ, Washington, DC, United States and OpenAQ Community
Prasanna Dahal1, David G Tarboton1 and Anthony M Castronova2, (1)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (2)Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science, Washington, DC, United States
Chet Udell, Oregon State University, Biological & Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States and John S Selker, Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States
Susumu Nonogaki1, Shinji Masumoto2 and Tatsuya Nemoto2, (1)Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, (2)Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan
M. Benjamin Gross1, Matthew S. Mayernik2, Linda R Rowan3, Michael D Daniels4, Dean B. Krafft5, Huda J. Kahn5, John Allison2, C. Brooks Snyder2, Erica Mehan Johns5 and Don Stott2, (1)UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Earth Observing Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Levi D Brekke1, Allison Danner2, James Nagode1, Jon Rocha2, Syd Poulton3 and Angela Anderson3, (1)Bureau of Reclamation Denver, Denver, CO, United States, (2)Bureau of Reclamation Boulder City, Boulder City, NV, United States, (3)Bureau of Reclamation Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, United States
Mioara Mandea, CNES - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Paris, France, Michel Diament, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France, Olivier Jamet, IGN Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière, LAREG, Paris Cedex 13, France and Emilie Deschamps-Ostanciaux, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France
Miguel Leon, University of Pennsylvania, Earth & Environmental Science, Philadelphia, PA, United States, William H McDowell, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, Emilio Mayorga, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Landung Setiawan, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Richard P Hooper, Tufts University, Medford, MA, United States
Leonardo Uieda and Paul Wessel, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States
Paul Wessel1, Leonardo Uieda1, Joaquim Manuel Freire Luis2, Remko Scharroo3, Walter H F Smith4 and Florian Wobbe5, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)Univ Algarve, Faro, Portugal, (3)EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany, (4)NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (5)Sea & Sun Technology GmbH, Trappenkamp, Germany