CSDMS 2024: Coastlines, Critical Zones and Cascading Hazards: Modeling Dynamic Interfaces from Deep Time to Human Time

The Last FAIR Clinic You'll Ever Need*

Allen Lee

Arizona State University, United States
Sean Bergin Arizona State University United States
Scott Foster Arizona State University United States
Manuela Vanegas-Ferro Arizona State University United States
Mark Piper CSDMS IF United States

Are you tired of hearing about the FAIR Principles? This clinic is for you then, because after you participate you’ll never need to attend another one!*

Good science depends on the careful and meticulous management and documentation of our research process. This includes our computational models, the datasets we use, the data transformation, analysis, and visualization scripts and workflows we build to evaluate and assess our models, and the assumptions and design decisions we make while writing our software.

Join us for a Carpentries-style interactive clinic with hands-on exercises where we will provide concrete guidance and examples for how to approach, conceptualize, and transform your computational models of earth systems into FAIR contributions to the scientific record whether they are greenfield projects or legacy code with a focus on existing, open infrastructure (GitHub / GitLab / Zenodo). We’ll also cover containerization (Docker, Apptainer) as a way to transparently document system and software dependencies for your models, and how it can be used to support execution on the Open Science Grid Consortium’s Open Science Pool fair-share access compute resources. Big parallel fun!

∗ individual results may vary, this statement is provably false

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Of interest for:
  • Marine Working Group
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working Group
  • Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Chesapeake Focus Research Group
  • Critical Zone Focus Research Group
  • Human Dimensions Focus Research Group
  • Geodynamics Focus Research Group
  • Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative
  • Continental Margin Initiative
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Initiative
  • Modeling Platform Interoperability Initiative
  • River Network Modeling Initiative