The registration to participate in the “Virtual Summit: Incorporating Data Science and Open Science Techniques in Aquatic Research” is now open! The virtual summit will take place 23-24 July 2020 13:00-16:00 EDT via zoom. Registration is free for everyone and will remain open until 22 July, but zoom login information (link, password, etc.) will be emailed on 20 and 22 July. The link to registration can be found here (

The summit will host 10 minute talks from 18 presenters with Live Q&A sessions and is intended to bring together diverse, energetic folks who are passionate to share how they bring data science and open science into their research. You can find a link to the summit’s schedule here (

We would greatly appreciate sharing information about the virtual summit with your department, collaborator networks, and (under)graduate students.

For those who may be curious but less familiar, data science combines mathematics and statistics, computer science, and domain expertise to enable prediction and insight for problems that are otherwise too computationally demanding or data-intensive to be analyzed with traditional tools. Open Science is the practice of making tools that enable transparency into scientific design, analysis, and reporting, such that future researchers — and curious individuals in general — can access and reproduce others’ work. By bringing together speakers who practice data science and open science techniques, this virtual summit is intended to discuss how aquatic researchers (1) work with big data, (2) develop new modeling frameworks, (3) develop tools and software for the larger community, and (4) apply their work for natural resource management and monitoring purposes.