Digital Earth Summer School
Call for Application
Digital Earth Summer School “Realizing Data Science“
From 28 September – 3 October 2020
Why are we doing this?
Today’s research questions – especially when addressing the most significant, transdisciplinary research challenges – can only be answered by using a broad range of skills related to data. This includes common principles and practices of research data management, the use of a range of data platforms and infrastructures, data processing, large scale analysis, visualization techniques, software development and annotation and more.
This Digital Earth Summer School is designed to provide a real understanding of fundamental principles and methods of Data Science to enhance the quality of your research output. It offers training in essential skills of Data Science related to Earth Sciences by using a multidisciplinary approach that bridges science disciplines and Earth spheres.
The summer school is addressed to PhD candidates and Postdocs from Earth Sciences with a strong commitment to Data Science.
Key elements of the Summer School
The Summer School will be structured in four blocks:
I - Modern Research Data Management
Keynote from HELEN GLAVES – British Geological Survey, UK
Lectures on Elbe river flood scenarios - Huge impact versus small-scale data
The narrow winding road to data FAIRness
Hands- on Session on Elbe river flood scenarios: Data mining and data accessibility
FAIR Assessment approaches
II - Data flow / data processing chains: From the measurement to the final data sets
Keynotes from BERTRAM LUDÄSCHER – University of Illinois, USA
JOHANN-CHRISTOPH FREYTAG – Einstein Center Digital Future, GER
Lecture on Quality Assessment and quality control of environmental data
Hands- on Session on Introduction to O2A Dashboard
Usage of QA/QC approaches
III - Potential of digital technology in Earth Sciences - Data handling - Methods for application of data
Keynotes from DAVID GREENBERG – Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, GER
GERIK SCHEUERMANN – University Leipzig, GER
Lecture on Opportunities of digital technology
Next Generation Ocean Robotics for Earth Sciences
Hands- on Session on Visual Analytics for environmental data
IV - Software Development in a team
Keynote from DANIEL BRÜN - saltation GmbH, GER
Lecture on Introduction to Git
Hands- on Session on Git / Software Carpentry
Furthermore, there will also be presentations of scientific applications with each thematic block.
- Prior knowledge of R or Python, experience with programming in general
- Participants will need to bring their own computer
Full application should include
- A short Curriculum Vitae
- A one-page letter of motivation for participation
Please send your application (one pdf, less than 1 MB) by 31st March 2020 to dhenkel(at)geomar.de.
There are no participation fees. Accommodation and catering is organized and costs are covered by Digital Earth. Furthermore, Digital Earth provides travel grants of up to 200 Euro for arrivals within Europe, and up to 700 Euro for intercontinental arrivals.
31st March 2020: Deadline for applications
20th April 2020: Acceptance notifications
28 September – 3 October 2020: Summer School
If you have general questions, please contact dhenkel(at)geomar.de.
*The Digital Earth Summer School is organized by the Digital Earth Consortium (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI); German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (GFZ); Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR); Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG); Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ); Helmholtz Zentrum München German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU); Jülich Research Centre (FZJ) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)).