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Open Science goes Geo
Convener: Martin Hammitzsch  | Co-Conveners: Bernadette Fritzsch , Neil Chue Hong , Ivo Grigorov 

Open Science is a broad movement looking beyond Open Access to publish openly and share scientific research immediately. Accessibility is addressed on all levels for everyone, without fees.

Open Science not only deals with Open Access papers but scientific research results in general, including figures, data, models, algorithms, software, tools, notebooks, laboratory designs, recipes, samples and much more. Furthermore, it covers the communication, review, and discussion of research results and considers changing needs regarding incentives, quality assessment, metrics, impact, reputation, grants and funding. Thus Open Science encompasses licensing, policy-making, infrastructures and scientific heritage while safeguarding the dynamic nature of science and its evolving forms.

Beyond the ethical arguments, Open Science also offer an opportunity for young researchers to adapt to a new workflow for performing impacting research and forming unexpected collaborations. Open Science can significantly contribute to building a strong research profile, while address funder ambitions on stimulating innovation and economic growth through removing all barriers to data and knowledge.

This session 'Open Science goes Geo' is meant not to carry too far with Open Science. Rather, it looks at what is possible nowadays and what is ready for application in geosciences. The speakers present success stories, failure, best practices, solutions and introduce networks. It is aimed to show how researchers can benefit from Open Science in various flavors, acknowledging the drawbacks and highlighting the opportunities available for geoscientists. The session shall open a space to exchange experiences and to present either successful examples or failed efforts. Learning from others and understanding what to adopt and what to change are to help towards own undertakings and new initiatives so that they become a success.