Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Cloud-based Technologies to Facilitate Collaborative Science
Convener: Jens Klump | Co-conveners: Kaylin Bugbee, Peter Löwe, Rahul Ramachandran
| Attendance Mon, 04 May, 16:15–18:00 (CEST)

Earth science research has become increasingly collaborative. Researchers work together on data, software and algorithms to answer interesting research questions. Teams also share these data and software with other collaborators to refine and improve these products. As data volumes continue to grow, researchers will need new platforms to both enable analysis at scale and to support the sharing of data and software.

Software is critical to the success of science. Creating and using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) fosters contributions from the scientific community, creates a peer-reviewed and consensus-oriented environment, and promotes the sustainability of science infrastructures.

This session will look at the role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), cloud-based architecture solutions, metadata and other user interfaces to support information sharing, scientific collaboration, scientific reproducibility and analytics at scale solutions.