"Software and research" at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

Posted by a.pawlik on 3 December 2013 - 2:00pm

By Aleksandra Pawlik, Training lead.

The role of software in research, its influence on researchers' productivity and innovation, best practice for sharing and attribution, and computing training for scientists. These topics will all be discussed at the Software and Research Town Hall Meeting at the AGU 2013.

The session was proposed by four of our Fellows: Kayla Iacovino, Allen Pope, Melody Sandells and Robin Wilson. The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting is a prestigious meeting, which attracts over 20,000 attendees - making it one of the world's largest conferences. The session will focus on three main themes: Collaboration Strategies and Technologies, Software Training for Researchers and Code Reuse, Sharing and Publishing. The session is interactive, so there is flexibility to accommodate the audience's suggestions and any interesting points that are raised.

We are expecting a number of different outcomes and leads to follow the AGU session, which will hopefully lead to more case studies that will be of great interest to the research community.