03 2019 TWG newsletter

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Terrestrial Working Group Newsletter – March 2019

Don't forget to join the upcoming CSDMS Webinars!

CSDMS webinars help to build our shared community knowledge. Come join your peers to get caught up on the latest tools and information!

March 20, 2019, 10:00 am MDT
Hutton, Eric, The CSDMS Python Modeling Tool (PyMT), Register

April 24, 2019, 11:00 am MDT
Hsu, Leslie, Do I have to make my models FAIR? Current practices in making models and data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable, Register

BONUS: Contribute data for Leslie to report back during her April 24 webinar on FAIR!

May 7, 2019, 12:00 pm MDT
LeVeque, Randy, GeoClaw (Depth-averaged fluid dynamics for modeling geophysical flows and wave propagation), Register
BONUS 2: Many of you have asked for Git training - there is a recorded webinar on Version control git/Github, brought to you by CUAHSI. Check it out!

TWG Peers want to connect with you

According to our last poll, the most popular activity that you would like the Terrestrial Working Group to pursue is "be more pro-active about connecting scientists who are working on the same projects". However, we need more data! If we increase our responses by five times the current number, we will share the latest results AND Nicole and Leslie will wear some silly Mardi-Gras themed flare to the annual meeting (which day will be a surprise!). Please click on your response to the single question below.

What should the TWG focus on as our top priority in the coming year (choose only one)?

  • Providing more information about what is going on in the community
  • Providing more virtual training
  • Being more proactive about connecting scientists who are working on the same projects

(Note: Voting can only be done through the email Terrestrial members received) Stats TW2019.png

Submit nominations for the TWG Spotlight Award

Who will be the next amazing TWG member to follow in the footsteps of Brigid Lynch, our first Spotlight Award winner? Please submit nominations for our next TWG spotlight award by March 29, 2019. We want to recognize community members who exemplify both what it means to be doing cutting edge science with data and models and what it means to be a good citizen of the science community through activities such as sharing data and models, education and all forms of outreach. The nomination form is designed to be quick and self-nominations are encouraged!

Have you registered for the CSDMS annual meeting yet?


CSDMS 3.0 is in full swing and now is the time to register for the annual meeting on "Bridging Boundaries". The meeting will be in Boulder from May 21-23, 2019. The line-up of Keynote speakers and Clinics is incentive enough to come, but don't forget about the pre-conference workshops, the awards banquet and this year there are two panel discussions on diversity and machine learning. Plus, it's always fun to watch Nicole struggle to figure out the recycle bins in Boulder. We promise the talks and clinics are much more clear! Register by April 1, 2019 to secure early-bird rates!!