SFA Data Management co-lead Charuleka Varadharajan presented at a Virtual Summit “Incorporating Data Science and Open Science Techniques in Aquatic Research” on July 23, 2020. The summit was intended to discuss how aquatic researchers work with big data, develop new modeling frameworks, develop tools and software for the larger community, and apply their work for natural resource management and monitoring purposes.
Dr. Varadharajan’s talk focused on how the SFA and her related DOE Early Career Project deal with management and integration of complex data, including the SFA’s end-end field-data framework and workflow. The talk also highlights the SFA’s co-design approach that enables the 3-way exchange between observations, models and analytics to address science questions or hypotheses about watershed behavior. The presentation is an example of SFA researchers’ leadership in the broader data science and environmental cyberinfrastructure community.