The AEMON-J “Hacking Limnology” workshop series & virtual summit: Incorporating data science and open science in aquatic research

Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin
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Following the 2020 “Virtual Summit: Incorporating Data Science and Open Science in Aquatic Research” (DSOS; Meyer and Zwart 2020), a grassroots group of scientists convened the 2nd Virtual DSOS Summit on 22–23 July 2021. DSOS combined forces with the Aquatic Ecosystem MOdeling Network - Junior (AEMON-J; https://github.com/aemon-j) to host a 4-d “Hacking Limnology” Workshop Series prior to the summit (13–16 July 2021). The aim was to focus more deeply on skill development and networking among early career researchers (ECRs), both of which are key to growing a workforce of data-intensive aquatic scientists (López Moreira M et al. in press; Meyer et al. 2021a). To support ECRs further, we hosted a virtual job board, where participants could note if they were either looking for employment or hiring for a position. Like the 2020 summit, there was high enthusiasm for both the summit and the workshops. In total, 686 people from over 50 countries registered for the AEMON-J Workshop Series and the DSOS Summit. Countries with the highest number of registrants included the United States (41%), Nigeria (20%), Canada (6%), Brazil (6%), and Germany (5%) (Fig. 1). To increase accessibility, there were no registration costs for the workshops and summit, and we centralized introductory training materials, coding scripts, and presentation recordings in one community website (https://aquaticdatasciopensci.github.io/; Fig. 2), which we hope will continue to support the AEMON-J and DSOS communities over time.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The AEMON-J “Hacking Limnology” workshop series & virtual summit: Incorporating data science and open science in aquatic research
Series title Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin
DOI 10.1002/lob.10475
Edition Online First
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher Association of Limnology and Oceanography
Contributing office(s) WMA - Integrated Information and Dissemination Division
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