An environmental data science study group at UCSB and beyond
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What We Do

And you can, too!

Skill Sharing

Share your favorite coding skills and tools with your friends and colleagues in friendly, no-pressure work-alongs.

Co-Working

Get together to work on your coding projects, help each other out and share your work.

Community Building

Meet new people in your field, organization or community - and find out what we can do when we work together.

Upcoming Sessions

Until in-person instruction is resumed, we'll host sessions via Zoom

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If you use Google calendar, you can add our calendar by pressing the "Google Calendar" button at the bottom-right of this page.

Come Say Hi

We use GitHub to get coding help, talk about events and share files. Join us there!

Who We Are

We're environmental scientists, students and researchers who want to work and learn together! We have over 100 members and counting. Here are members who have led sessions:

Jamie Montgomery

National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Marine Data Science

Julie Stewart Lowndes

National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Marine Data Science

Ben Best

University of California, Santa Barbara

Casey O'Hara

National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Spatial Analysis
  •  Marine Conservation

Melanie Frazier

National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis, UCSB

Remi Daigle

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Interests:
  •  Marine Ecology
  •  Spatial Planning/GIS

Tyler Clavelle

Sustainable Fisheries Group, UCSB

Dan Ovando

Sustainable Fisheries Group, UCSB

Grant McDermott

Department of Economics, University of Oregon

Interests:
  •  Economics
  •  Econometrics
  •  Data Science

Juan Mayorga

Sustainable Fisheries Group, UCSB and National Geographic Pristine Seas

Interests:
  •  Marine Data Science
  •  Conservation

Alexandra Smith

University of California Santa Barbara

Interests:
  •  Marine Data Science
  •  Fisheries Assessment

Alexa Fredston-Hermann

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Marine Ecology
  •  Climate Change
  •  Data Science

Allison Horst

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Statistics
  •  Data Visualization
  •  Data Science

Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbez

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Marine Data Science
  •  Marine Conservation

Ryan Avery

Geography Department, UCSB

Interests:
  •  vegetation remote sensing
  •  machine learning
  •  ecohydrological modeling of water limited agriculture & ecosystems

Noah Spahn

Earth Research Institute

Interests:
  •  Software Engineering applied to advance Earth Sciences

Jeanette Clark

National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis

Interests:
  •  reproducible research
  •  open data

Mike Johnson

Geography Department, UCSB / NOAA-Affiliate

Interests:
  •  Hydrologic Modelling Hydrofabrics
  •  Environmental Data
  •  Raster/Vector data models

Kat Millage

Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab), UCSB

Interests:
  •  marine data science
  •  marine ecology

Tracey Mangin

Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab), UCSB

Interests:
  •  data science
  •  sandwiches

Measrainsey Meng

Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab) & Clean Energy Transformation Lab (CETlab), UCSB

Interests:
  •  energy systems
  •  data science

Anna Abelman

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Marine Conservation
  •  Spatial Analysis

Marcela Suárez

Geography Department, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Spatial Data Science
  •  Maps

Rachel Rhodes

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB

Interests:
  •  Marine Data Science
  •  Spatial Analysis
  •  Storytelling