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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]