The Oceanhackweek is a 5-day learning hackathon aimed at exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data. By democratizing data access and increasing exposure to technological assets, our goals are to accelerate research, promote collaboration and cultivate data science literacy among the ocean sciences community.

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Big Ocean Data

We focus on integrative analysis and computational workflows in ocean sciences. The goal is to explore large oceanographic data sets from physical, chemical, geological, and biological sensors deployed from the seafloor to the air-sea interface. The focus will be on data provided by the National Science Foundation's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Comparisons to other large-scale ocean observing assets, such as Argo, IOOS, etc. are welcome and encouraged.

Participant Quotes

"The workshop provided an excellent introduction to the existing infrastructure of oceanographic data-gathering resources. Also provided was an introduction to the open-source evolving tools for accessing and utilizing large data sets. The technical challenges in data-intensive research are daunting, and here this workshop’s model and enactment of collaborative work was particularly valuable to me." ~ Rachel Jackson, San Francisco State University

"I am grateful to have attended Oceanhackweek, and to have been given the opportunity to expand my skill set in such a productive and pleasant environment. I live in Fairbanks, AK, where we are rather isolated and aren’t naturally exposed to new tools or methods. Though I’ve been tinkering with open-source data science tools for a year and a half on my own, I haven’t had time to really dive in. Fortunately, Oceanhackweek gave me that time, introduced me to possibilities via the tutorials, and through the projects produced a technical structure that I can apply to our research in Alaska." ~ Liz Dobbins, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

"It is sometimes hard to predict whether a given conference, training or hack-a-thon might be worth your time. [...] The real challenge, of course, is to find a group of like minded people that want to expand their horizons and learn together, and that is just what I found when I attended Ocean Hackweek." ~ Christian Saranson

Information for Applicants

In the Oceanhackweek we will explore the intersection of data science and oceanography through tutorials and hands-on “hacking” projects. To best benefit from the program, participants are expected to have some experience with Python programming and data analysis.

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors that make this event possible.