Feast after the famine: Discoveries based on big data

Session ID#: 28725

Session Description:
The quantity and variety of data and data science tools available to oceanographers, ecologists, and marine scientists continue to increase at exponential rates, revolutionizing hypothesis testing and enabling new discoveries.  How can new data and combinations of data from different sources be used to address significant, longstanding questions across the marine sciences? What insights can be gleaned by applying data science methods and tools to existing data sources?  This session welcomes submissions that highlight data science in the ocean sciences; these could include insights gained from technology (Argo floats, gliders, satellites, ocean observatories, flow cytometry, acoustics, etc.), methods (machine learning, statistical modeling, computer vision, image analysis, data management, visualization, etc.) or techniques (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, velocimetry, high resolution modeling, etc.) .  We also encourage submissions related to education including designing data science courses and improving reproducibility of results
Primary Chair:  Allison Smith-Mislan, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Co-chairs:  Sophie Clayton1, James R Collins1 and Julia S Stewart2, (1)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States(2)National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
Index Terms:

0820 Curriculum and laboratory design [EDUCATION]
4594 Instruments and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4845 Nutrients and nutrient cycling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rachel Kahn, Mike McCann and Danelle E Cline, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Dawn J Wright1, Roger G Sayre2, Sean Breyer3, Kevin A Butler4, Keith VanGraafeiland4, Mark J. Costello5, Kathy Goodin6, Maria Kavanaugh7, Noel Cressie8, Zeenatul Basher2, Peter T Harris9 and John M Guinotte10, (1)ESRI, Redlands, CA, United States, (2)U.S Geological Survey, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Delhi, CA, United States, (4)Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA, United States, (5)Jhongli City, Taoyua, Taiwan, (6)NatureServe, Science Division, Marine Program, Arlington, VA, United States, (7)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (8)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (9)GRID-Arendal, Arendal, Norway, (10)U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Mountain Prairie Region 6, Lakewood, CO, United States
Corinne Jones1, Sophie Clayton2,3, E. Virginia Armbrust2 and Zaid Harchaoui1,3, (1)University of Washington, Statistics, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Washington, eScience Institute, Seattle, WA, United States
Grady Kestler1, Shahrokh Yadegari1, Bob Dziak2 and Adrienne Copeland3, (1)University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, United States