EarthCube C4P Paleodata Hackathon

Do you use paleobiological and paleoenvironmental resources like the Paleobiology Database and the Neotoma Paleoecology Database? Are you interested in exploring resources like these to pursue new scientific research? Do you want to help shape interoperability between them and other allied cyberinfrastructure resources (such as SESAR, NOAA Paleo, Open Core Data, LiPD, DarwinCore, VertNet, STEPPE, iDigPaleo)?

We invite you to apply to take part in the C4P Paleodata Hackathon to be held June 20th-21st, 2016 at NCAR (the National Center for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder, CO. If accepted, your travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed. Applications will be accepted until March 25th, 2016. Notifications will be sent out in early April 2016. We particularly encourage early career scientists to apply.

The specific goals for the hackathon are to:

1) Create space for hands-on working time for developers and principal investigators interested in building interoperability among PBDB, Neotoma, and allied cyberinfrastructure resources (SESAR, NOAA Paleo, Open Core Data, LiPD, DarwinCore, VertNet, STEPPE, iDigPaleo);

2) Engage early career scientists and other scientific users with these resources and give them time to explore and develop scientific applications;

3) Provide a forum for informal learning and conversations among scientific users, principal investigators, and developers;

4) Integrate data and sample registration workflows in compliance with emerging publishers’ policies (e.g., submission of data to trusted repositories, IGSN registration).

Please contact mcarter@ldeo.columbia.edu with any questions.

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