Open-Source Software in the Geosciences

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Session ID#: 27206

Session Description:
Open-source software contributions have the potential to accelerate the field. We are soliciting submissions that discuss open-source software and explore its interaction with the wider scientific community: What are motivating factors for developing open-source software? What are examples of its impacts?

There are questions about the implementation and functioning of an open-source community: How do developers engage with the community? How are new contributors/users on-boarded? What lessons can you offer to those who are involved in other open-source initiatives?

Attribution for software contributions is an immature topic that is particularly important for early-career scientists and relevant to tenure track, hiring, and proposal review panels. How should the scientific community recognize these contributions?

Wrestling with these questions is perhaps one of the main reasons why open-source products are still relatively rare; we would like to explore these in a session and panel discussion.

Primary Convener:  Lindsey Justine Heagy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Conveners:  Luz Angélica Caudillo Mata, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Anna Kelbert, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States and Jared Peacock, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Near Surface Geophysics, and Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism

  • GP - Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism
  • IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
  • S - Seismology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Andrew Slaughter, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, United States
Kerry Key, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Leonardo Uieda and Paul Wessel, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States
Sajad Jazayeri, University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States and Sarah Kruse, Univ South Florida, School of Geosciences, Tampa, FL, United States
Brian Savage, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United States and J Arthur Snoke, Retired, Washington, DC, United States
Jennifer Mary Frederick and Glenn E Hammond, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Gary D Egbert, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Anna Kelbert, Geologic Hazards Science Center Denver, Denver, CO, United States and Naser M Meqbel, GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis1, Frederick David Day-Lewis2, Sam Falzone3, John W Lane Jr2, Lee D Slater4, Judy Robinson5 and Steven Hammett6, (1)Rutgers University Newark, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Newark, NJ, United States, (2)USGS, Storrs, CT, United States, (3)Rutgers University Newark, Newark, NJ, United States, (4)Rutgers Univ, Department of Earth &Environmental Sciences, Newark, NJ, United States, (5)Rutgers Univ, Newark, NJ, United States, (6)Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Port Hueneme, CA, United States
Colin Andrew Zelt, Rice University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States
Juan M Lorenzo, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Sarah Kruse1, Carl-Georg Bank1, Sanaz Esmaeili1, Sajad Jazayeri1, Shuangyi Liu2 and Nathan Stoikopoulos2, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada
Florian M. Wagner, Department of Geophysics, Steinmann Institute, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Carsten Rücker, Department of Applied Geophysics, Berlin University of Technology, Berlin, Germany and Thomas Günther, Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Hannover, Germany
Jon Pollak1, Liza Brazil1, Cesar Antonio Araya Salinas2, Norm Chatelier3, Martin Seul4, Alvaro Daniel Parra Valdivia2, Marine Geraud5 and Simon Mueller6, (1)Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science, Washington, DC, United States, (2)SEREMI del Medio Ambiente, Región de Atacama, Copiapó, Chile, (3)IBM Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, (4)Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science, Water Data Center, Washington, DC, United States, (5)IBM France, Paris, France, (6)IBM Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland
Lion Krischer, Zürich, Switzerland, Tobias Megies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Munich, Germany, Robert Barsch, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany and The ObsPy Development Team