We are pleased to announce the call for participation in the UKPN ‘Software and Polar Science Workshop’. If you are a Polar Scientist who at any point during your research will use computer software, then this workshop will be great for you! The one day event will run on the 17th September 2013 at the Scott Polar Research Institute (directly preceding the Arctic Science Conference.
With our workshop funders, the Software Sustainability Institute, we aim to provide useful guidance and practical assistance for Polar researchers who are in need of inspiration when it comes to dealing with plotting, analysing or sharing data.
Specifically we aim to:
- Help you choose the right software for your project
- Identify how to develop maintainable software
- Give you ideas for visualisation of data
- Show you available means of sharing your data so that it is useful for all!
At present confirmed speakers include the Software Sustainability Institute; and Dr. Jon Blower from the University of Reading. Further information, including the draft programme is available on the conference website, and under the Education and Outreach menu tab. Speakers and sessions will be added as they are confirmed.
There is no charge for the UKPN workshop and a lunch will be provided on the day. Some funding is available to support travel to and accommodation in Cambridge. All participants are expected to give a short (~2 minute) presentation on a piece of software that they use – if everyone donates one piece of useful knowledge from their experience, then each participant will walk away with lots of great ideas!
Once again, the UKPN is offering you a fantastic opportunity to gain useful skills, whilst also meeting up with some of your fellow Polar Scientists. If you would like to take part, please complete the registration form. Registration will be open until 31 July 2013.
The UKPN Software Workshop Team