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Pangeo ecosystem 101 for everyone


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Pangeo in a nutshell

A Community platform for Big Data geoscience


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There are several building crises facing the geoscience community:

.left[- Big Data: datasets are growing too rapidly and legacy software tools for scientific analysis can’t handle them. This is a major obstacle to scientific progress.] .left[- Technology Gap: a growing gap between the technological sophistication of industry solutions (high) and scientific software (low).] .left[- Reproducibility: a fragmentation of software tools and environments renders most geoscience research effectively unreproducible and prone to failure.]

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Pangeo aims to address these challenges through a unified, collaborative effort.

The mission of Pangeo is to cultivate an ecosystem in which the next generation of open-source analysis tools for ocean, atmosphere and climate science can be developed, distributed, and sustained. These tools must be scalable in order to meet the current and future challenges of big data, and these solutions should leverage the existing expertise outside of the geoscience community.

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The Pangeo Approach

Pangeo approach

Source: Pangeo 2.0 by Ryan Abernathey, December 22, 2020.

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The Pangeo Software ecosystem

Pangeo approach

Source: Pangeo Tutorial - Ocean Sciences 2020 by Ryan Abernathey, February 17, 2020.

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Pangeo Galaxy Tools

A growing number of tools available to non Python programmers

.left[Xarray Galaxy tools:

Our objective is to bridge the gap between disciplines and add tools on demand to help cross-disciplinary research

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How to cite and support Pangeo

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Learn more

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Key Points

Thank you!

This material is the result of a collaborative work. Thanks to the Galaxy Training Network and all the contributors! Galaxy Training Network This material is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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