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Upcoming Events

PyRATES: Python and R Analysis of Time SerieS

03/06/2024 06/06/2024

Education & Training

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Marina Del Rey


The geosciences are entering an exciting phase, with open-source research ecosystems opening new avenues of investigation. With this great power comes great responsibility: sharing research data, software, and workflow is fundamental to building a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) open science ecosystem. FROGS is a new initiative from LinkedEarth that links together science practice and publishing in a series of synchronous and asynchronous trainings.

The first training opportunity will kick off 3-6 June 2024 in Marina Del Rey, California, USA and will consist of foundational training in Python and R for the geosciences, with an emphasis on time series analysis.

  • Intended audience: researchers with little to no experience in Python, R, and their associated science and publishing ecosystems.
  • Learning objectives: basics of scientific Python and/or R; use of open source geoscience software in research; statistical concepts in time series analysis; FAIR science publishing; optional: paleoclimate data acumen.
  • Description: The workshop will consist of lectures and directed homework in the morning. Afternoon sessions will be reserved for the participant’s own research needs.
  • Completion: Submission of a publically available Jupyter Notebook (or R markdown) on GitHub reproducing a study (or part thereof) in their field, published according to FAIR principles.



This training will be both synchronous (with the kickoff event in Marina del Rey) and asynchronous over the next 8-10 weeks. The synchronous event will consist of a mixture of lectures, directed homework and dedicated time for research or more in-depth tutorials. The asynchronous portion will consist of developing a Jupyter Notebook reproducing a study (or part thereof) in their field, published according to FAIR principles. The asynchronous portion will be supported through virtual office hours over the 6 weeks following the synchronous event. Final notebooks should be submitted 2 weeks after the end of the asynchronous period. Both the synchronous and asynchronous events will be supported by an online platform, LeapFROGS (a prototype version is available here) to learn or review relevant material.


  • Register here by 15 March 2024.
  • See the FAQ for any question. It is highly recommended you read through this section.
  • See the logistics page for information about getting to Marina Del Rey, hackathon location and other useful tips.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any additional questions.



Closer to the event, a schedule will be available here.


This workshop is supported by NSF grant RISE 2324732 from the Geoscience Open Science Ecosystem program. Travel grants are available for US-based participants.

Cover image by FROGS.

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