CRESCYNT at ICRS 2016

CRESCYNT IS AT #ICRS2016 – International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii!

EVENTS:

WORKSHOP – Cyber Tools and Resources for Coral Reef Research and Analysis
Sun. June 19 8:30am-4:00pm, Hawaii Convention Center rm 314
(breakfast, lunch provided – register here)
ask about materials / future webinars if you miss
sponsored by EarthCube CRESCYNT – some seats still open!

CRESCYNT Node Coordinators Meeting
Mon June 20 6:00-8:30pm, Hawaii Convention Center 307 A/B

OPEN MEETING – CRESCYNT Participants with Node Coordinators
Wed June 22, 11:30am-12:45pm, Hawaii Convention Center 307A/B
(bring your ICRS lunch – we’ll have ice cream)
OPEN TO ALL – come if you’re interested!

DISCUSSION & SYNTHESIS SESSION: Emerging Technologies for Reef Science and Conservation
Fri June 24, 9:30am-3:45pm, Hawaii Convention Center 312icrs2016-footer
(Discussion 11-11:30am. CRESCYNT at 2pm)

UPDATE: Find all the meeting abstracts in this 414-page pdf book

CRESCYNT at ICRS 2016

CRESCYNT at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 – and nearly 100 coral reef presentations!

The 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting is coming up in New Orleans 21-26 February 2016, and we hope to see you there! There are 97 oral and poster session presentations scheduled with CORAL in the title (plus a lunchtime presentation from CRESCYNT, making 98), and we hope to talk with coral reef researchers about YOUR needs and priorities for data, analysis, and cyberinfrastructure.

1 – Joint lunchtime discussion held with iSamples, CRESCYNT, and SeaView on Monday, Feb. 22, 12:30-2:00pm. Lunch will be provided! Register at http://bit.ly/1QFHLd1.

2 – CRESCYNT coral reef RCN will be at the EarthCube exhibitor booth 507 periodically, including Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9:30am – 2:00pm and on other days by appointment. Come by at that time or any time to fill out a CRESCYNT priority survey and learn more about EarthCube.

3 – Please email us at crescyntrcn@gmail.com to set something up. We’d love to talk with you while at OSM (or any other time).

The chart below shows when the coral-related oral papers and poster sessions will take place. Hope to see you there!

Coral Presentations at OSM 2016
Coral Presentations at OSM 2016
CRESCYNT at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 – and nearly 100 coral reef presentations!

WELCOME to CRESCYNT – the Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network

The Coral Reef Science & Cyberinfrastructure Network (CRESCYNT) is a multi-tiered and multidisciplinary network of coral reef researchers, ocean scientists, cyberinfrastructure specialists, and computer scientists, and we invite you to join us. Scope of Sciences within EarthCube

As an EarthCube Research Coordination Network, our goals are to foster a dynamic, diverse, durable, and creative community; to collectively consider and develop standards and resources for open data, research documentation, and data interoperability while making best use of work already accomplished by others; and to offer input to those groups within EarthCube who will ultimately create the data architecture for all of EarthCube. Along the way CRESCYNT expects to collect and share community resources and tools, and to offer training opportunities in topics prioritized by our members through widely accessible formats such as webinars and their recordings. We will also work to nurture unforeseen collaborative opportunities that emerge from our integrated collective work.

Because the coral reef community has exceptionally diverse data structures and analysis requirements needed to forward integrative science, it is an exemplar for cyberinfrastructure-enabled advances to other geosciences communities. The CRESCYNT network is working to match the data sources, data structures, and analysis needs of the coral reef community with current advances in data science, visualization, and image processing from multiple disciplines to advance coral reef research and meet the increasing challenges of conservation. The network has begun to assemble to coordinate, plan, and prioritize cyberinfrastructure needs within the coral reef community.

Workflows within CReSCyNT: participants to nodes to collective project outputsThe structure of CRESCYNT is a network of networks, currently including 18 disciplinary nodes and 7 technological nodes, where each network node represents an area of coral reef science (disciplinary nodes: e.g., microbial diversity, symbiosis regulation, disease, physiology & fitness, reef ecology, fish & fisheries, conservation & management, biogeochemistry, oceanography, paleontology, geology) or an area of computer science or technical practice (technological nodes: e.g., visualization, geospatial analysis & mapping, image analysis, legacy & dark data, database management). These nodes may expand, coalesce, or divide to meet the needs and interests of the subdisciplinary communities, while maintaining connections to CRESCYNT through node coordinators and ongoing network activities. We invite you to become a member of CRESCYNT, join one or more nodes that would advance your own work, collaborate on shared resources and tools for the coral reef community, and ensure that the data architecture and cyberinfrastructure of EarthCube will meet the needs of the coral reef community, and that broader data interoperability within EarthCube will benefit both coral reefs and our ability to answer complex questions.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE at http://crescynt.org to enroll in CRESCYNT, join a node, work on tasks, discuss data and research priorities, and help determine the future shape of cyberinfrastructure for supporting coral reef research and other geoscience work. This collaborative work is supported by the NSF EarthCube initiative.  Dr. Ruth D. Gates, Director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, is the Principal Investigator of the CRESCYNT project. The CRESCYNT blog is written by Dr. Ouida Meier, the project’s program manager (crescyntrcn@gmail.com).

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1440342. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

WELCOME to CRESCYNT – the Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network