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Introducing the New Winter Incubator Projects for 2021

By: Louisa Gaylord

The eScience’s Data Science Incubator program kicked off last week, which enables new research discoveries by bringing together data scientists and domain scientists to work on focused, intensive, collaborative projects. Our team of data scientists provide expertise in state-of-the-art technology and methods in large-scale data manipulation and analytics, cloud and cluster computing, statistics […]

  • Ocetrac tracking for oceanographic extremes

Using Data Science to Track Marine Heatwaves

By: Louisa Gaylord

UW School of Oceanography Professor LuAnne Thompson and recent PhD graduate Hillary Scannell are leading a team that uses data science to track and predict marine heatwaves (MHW). These extreme hot-water events have had dramatic ecological impacts and have led to widespread toxic algal blooms, habitat degradation, and loss in commercially valuable fisheries. […]

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  • OceanHackWeek 2020

OceanHackWeek 2020 Reflections

The third annual OceanHackWeek (OHW) program was held entirely online on August 10th through 14th this year. The weeklong-program combines data exploration, peer learning and software development as participants dive into the interdisciplinary nature of oceanography, from genomics to global surface temperature. 47 OHW 2020 participants embraced Python and R, the two most widely used […]

September 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |
  • A photo of two blue whales swimming next to each other.

Blog: Moonlighting in oceanography: our work with the Regional Cabled Array

By Rob Fatland, UW Director of Cloud and Data Solutions
Have you ever wondered why volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor don’t boil the ocean? Me, too. Of course, the ocean ought to win being much larger than the volcano. But stay! Surely a volcano would boil at least a little bit of the ocean. And what […]

  • A photo of Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone

Oceanography article features eScience Institute managers

By Robin Brooks

Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone, eScience Institute managers, have been profiled in the quarterly edition of Oceanography (volume 29, edition 2), a publication of The Oceanography Society. Parker and Stone’s role is unique in the University of Washington community, because it is the first management job share.

Though some cutting of red tape was […]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • The R/V Thomas G. Thompson, one of the research vessel by the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington.

Shifts in marine microbial populations detected using statistical machine learning

Oceanography is currently witnessing a data explosion, with new instruments being deployed that collect high frequency, multi-parameter datasets, both remotely, with satellites, and in situ, with new instruments such as the SeaFlow cytometer. As a result, oceanographers have begun to use large-scale statistical machine learning tools to analyze these substantial datasets, thereby accelerating scientific discovery […]