[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting

Margherita Di Leo dileomargherita at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 08:01:41 PDT 2013

Dear All,

I would like to draw your attention to 2 great sessions focussing on FOSS
at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, that will be held 9-13 December 2013 in San
Francisco [1]. See the details below.

*** Important (hard) deadline ***
Abstract Submission:  August 06 2013
Abstracts can be submitted on-line:

- IN016. Enabling Science Through Reuse of Data and Free and Open Source
Software [2]
Conveners: Jens Klump, Chris Mattmann, Robert Downs, Peter Loewe

Presenters will describe concepts and best practices for contributing and
adopting open source software to improve science and enable the sharing and
reuse of scientific data. Topics include the growing role of Free and Open
Source Software (FOSS) in science, infrastructure and software evolution,
successful applications, community models, licensing, enabling
interoperability, and concepts and best practices for providing and
communicating scientific software through code repositories and


- H062. Open-Source Programming, Scripting, and Tools for the Hydrological
Sciences [3]
Conveners: Christian Langevin, Alberto Viglione, Attilio Castellarin, Mark

Development and use of open-source software is rapidly advancing for both
surface and subsurface hydrological investigations. In addition, scripting
in powerful programming languages such as Python and R has become an
important tool for many hydrologists, because it facilitates modeling,
visualization, and data analysis in an efficient and reproducible manner.
This session calls for a gathering of developers and users of open-source
software in all fields of hydrology to discuss recent developments,
innovative applications of scripting languages and tools such as Python and
R, applications of open-source software for teaching, and strategies for
fostering continued open-source development in hydrology.

Invited speakers:
• Chris Kees "Making it Easy to Construct Accurate Hydrological Models that
Exploit High Performance Computers"
• Jayantha Obeysekera "Using R for Hydrologic Investigations of Climate
• Fernando Perez "iPython: Components for Interactive and Parallel
Computing Across Disciplines"
• Jarno Verkaik "Python Processing and Version Control using VisTrails for
the Netherlands Hydrological Instrument"


[1] http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/

Best regards,

Dr. Margherita DI LEO
Scientific / technical project officer

European Commission - DG JRC
Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
Via Fermi, 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy - TP 261

Tel. +39 0332 78 3600
margherita.di-leo at jrc.ec.europa.eu

Disclaimer: The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may not
in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official position of the
European Commission.
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