Charlotte Lee

Autumn 2018

Developing a Trajectory for Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure for Ocean Science

Andy Neang, PhD student and Michael Beach, PhD student
Prof. Charlotte Lee

How do ocean science researchers collaborate with each other today? How do they want to be able to collaborate next year? Or in ten years? How can we support the design of increasingly complex, long-term, and multidisciplinary collaborations? How do we design information systems and tools that work for current practice while also enabling breakthroughs previously thought unattainable?

This directed research group will help develop a trajectory for an oceanographic cyberinfrastructure project that supports emergent scientific collaborations. During the first few weeks, we will dive deep into a rich ethnographic dataset that our lab has been collecting from the field in order to become familiar with the design/research space. Using design sprint methodologies to guide collaboration, we will create memos, identify key findings, and map out the connections between a multi-disciplinary group of investigators from oceanography, statistics, data science, ecology, biogeochemistry and remote sensing, and the flow of data. Mid-quarter we will synthesize what we have created and develop visualizations to present to the science community that we are designing for. The final weeks of the quarter will be used for reflective writings.

The approximate schedule for the focus of each week is as follows:

  • Weeks 1–3: Get familiar with the dataset. Create annotation, memos, key findings in a collaborative way.
  • Weeks 4–8: Synthesize what we've created. Create maps, visualizations, and other presentation materials.
  • Weeks 9–10: Reflection

Our research group is looking for four to six highly motivated group members to join us for Autumn 2018 quarter. BS, MS, and PhD students are all welcome. Participants in this research group will enroll for 3–4 credits (CR/NC) unless with special permission from the instructor through HCDE 596 (for graduate students) or HCDE 496 (for undergraduate students). We will meet for 90 minutes once per week. Meeting time is TBD and will scheduled for convenience of all participants.

Please note that space is limited. We ask that applicants submit a short statement of interest by Thursday, September 20, 2018 using the following form:

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