[Coral-List] Two major 4-day workshop opportunities in Data Science for Coral Reefs

angela dikou angeladikou at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 19 05:37:34 EST 2018

Dear Quida,

thank you very much for the gracious sharing of outputs from this great initiative in time.

I am sure that the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine will find this initiative extremely useful in justifying choices on intervention for coral reef resilience (https://nas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=18fe6f8f25ec0bc7509e65e97&id=efae1cc968&e=3b7f9cd075) based on the broad approaches of:

a.reservation ("let's sacrifice some users")

b.socio-ecological ("let's share and coordinate")

c.techno fix ("let's have fun with an unknown future")

as each of the a,b,c require different organisation to deliver all the results it can deliver


the Natural Capital Initiative will be further supported to thrust through socio-ecological modeling (that is currently working on) towards the development of expert systems


the International Society for Coral Reef Studies, which meticulously and regularly reports on the cause of and the state of coral  reefs world-wide, will discover new ways to bring together all nations with coral reefs and new ways to guide national and regional policy


the Coral Reef Task Force of NOAA will find a wonderful opportunity to learn from the causes and state of coral reefs in other nations, support the application of different solutions that fit heterogeneous cases, and diffuse a large number of available management tools. The "nobody put all the pieces together"  is not an alibi any more.

All the above are based on the assumption that the average Jo, who gives a few dollars to save a coral somewhere that he will never see; the extremely committed local groups of action, which have long ago realised the need for transdisciplinary approaches; and the Aids of all sort, which allocate giga funds to nations, they all wish and strive to see results.

If I were able to participate in your workshops, I would certainly undertake the scenario that involves exponential decline in CO2 emmisions due to exponential decline in the use of fossil fuels (combating the climate anomaly scenario).

I am sure that behind such initiatives are highly ambitious people. Wanting to further support this admirable ambition, I would recommend that they make the reporting of their efforts (do and dont do; can and cannot do; this way and not that way) adequately generic to be adopted by those interested in other types of ecosystems, such as forests, wetlands, etc.

Thank you for sharing.

All the best in your endeavors.

Angela Dikou

From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov <coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml..noaa.gov> on behalf of omeier at hawaii.edu <omeier at hawaii.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:27 PM
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Subject: [Coral-List] Two major 4-day workshop opportunities in Data Science for Coral Reefs

Since the Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network (CRESCYNT) has been operational, two strongly recurring concerns of coral reef scientists that would enable more powerful research have been:
(1) data management challenges, and
(2) data integration challenges.

In response, we are tremendously excited to announce two 4-day workshops focused on these topics to be held in March 2018 at NCEAS with their excellent trainer-facilitators. Each workshop can accommodate up to 20 on-site participants. Expenses (including travel) will be covered by an NSF EarthCube grant to CRESCYNT.

Please find more workshop details and application links at http://crescyntblog.org.

Coral Reef Science & Cyberinfrastructure Network<http://crescyntblog.org/>
CRESCYNT is an EarthCube Research Coordination Network. Find out more at crescynt.org

Both workshops are structured as workathons, with essential training plus hands-on work and focused outcomes. Workflows developed and lessons learned will be broadly shared.

Application links are at http://crescyntblog.org:

Coral Reef Science & Cyberinfrastructure Network<http://crescyntblog.org/>
CRESCYNT is an EarthCube Research Coordination Network. Find out more at crescynt.org

(1) CRESCYNT Data Science for Coral Reefs Workshop 1: Data Rescue, Mar 7-10, 2018
(2) CRESCYNT Data Science for Coral Reefs Workshop 2: Data Modeling, Data Integration and Team Science, Mar 12-15, 2018

Please share with students and colleagues who may benefit from these workshops.

Warmest regards,
Ouida Meier
on behalf of Ruth D. Gates, PI

PS - Due to grant restrictions we can only provide financial support for US participants. EVERYONE is invited to use the forms to convey interests even if unable to attend, as outcomes will be shared.

Ouida W. Meier, Ph.D.
omeier at hawaii.edu
* Prog Data Mgmt, EarthCube Coral Reef Science & Cyberinfrastructure Network
Hawai'i Inst of Marine Biology, Univ of Hawai'i
crescynt.org | crescyntblog.org
* Data Manager, 'Ike Wai
ITS - Cyberinfrastructure, Univ of Hawai'i

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