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Gulf Research Program
New land formation in Atchafalaya Bay at the mouths of the Wax Lake Outlet and the Atchafalaya River. Credit: NASA.
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Over its 30-year duration, the Gulf Research Program works to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf areas by seeking to improve understanding of the region’s interconnecting human, environmental, and energy systems and fostering application of these insights to benefit Gulf communities, ecosystems, and the Nation.

Date: Jan. 26, 2017

Apply by Feb. 20: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Open Science for Synthesis Training Course

As part of our work to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and scientific synthesis, as well as support the training it requires, the Gulf Research Program is pleased to sponsor a hands-on data science course run by the NCEAS. This three-week intensive training—Open Science for Synthesis: Gulf Research Program—is designed to help both early career (upper-level graduate students) and established researchers gain skills in data science, including scientific synthesis, reproducible science, and data management. Participants will receive support to cover economy round-trip airfare within the contiguous U.S. and be given accommodation in Santa Barbara for the July 10-28, 2017 training. NCEAS is accepting applications now; apply by 5pm PST on Monday, February 20, 2017.

The hands-on NCEAS training experience focuses on group synthesis projects that allow participants to apply the skills they learn in the training directly to research projects relevant to the Gulf Research Program. In past NCEAS trainings, these synthesis projects have led to publishable results for participants. Instructors for the training will include NCEAS Director of Informatics Research and Development, Matthew Jones, DataONE Director of Community Engagement and Outreach, Amber Budden and many others.

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