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WHOI Data Science Office Hour and Slack

In collaboration with IS App Dev and WHOI Data Library, we are hosting a WHOI Data Science Office Hour on Thursdays at 11am on August 6 & 13, then Sep-Dec 2020. Please consult the IS App Dev webpage (internal VPN only) for the link to join the Office Hour. Our Slack workspace whoi-datascience is open to WHOI staff and students. Please contact if you'd like to join.


Opportunities online to learn Python, R, GitHub, and more

We compiled this list to help WHOI staff and students discover opportunities online to learn data science and coding skills (Python, R, GitHub, and more):

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WHOI staff and students training as Carpentries instructors

Thanks to a Technical Staff Training Award, several WHOI staff and students are training as Carpentries instructors in 2020! Congratulations to Brett Longworth in G&G and Karen Soenen and Amber York in Biology! And to JP students Craig McLean in MCG and Stewart Jamieson and Arianna Krinos in Biology! We will be planning several Software Carpentry Workshops this year. Check the Events tab or contact for more info.


WHOI's Cloud Computing Survey

In December 2019 WHOI DDVPR’s Ocean Informatics Working Group (OIWG), in collaboration with WHOI Information Services (IS), conducted a survey to learn how WHOI scientific and technical staff, postdocs, and students are interested in using cloud computing services for research and engineering. Please contact Stace Beaulieu, OIWG coordinator, or Roberta Mazzoli, XSEDE Campus Champion @ IS, if you are interested in the results or have questions/comments. WHOI IS in collaboration with the OIWG will continue to examine the pros and cons of cloud computing services as part of WHOI’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan and Cloud Strategy, both in development.

WHOI's Data Science Training Camp
Figure from "Enabling long-term oceanographic research: Changing data practices, information management strategies and informatics" (Baker and Chandler, 2008,