Openscapes approach

Openscapes champions open, inclusive practices in environmental and Earth science to help uncover data-intensive solutions faster. We do this through our flagship Champions mentorship program, as well as through community organizing, training, and coaching, leveraging existing resources from open communities along with our own.

Our flywheel shows our approach to engaging, empowering, and amplifying research communities in open data science — how we describe kinder, better science in less time.

Figure 1 from Robinson & Lowndes 2022. The Openscapes Flywheel builds momentum as a culture change engine as We engage a Future Us mindset through welcoming and creating space and place, we Empower a learning culture by investing in learning and trust, and working openly, and we amplify open leaders by leveraging common open data science workflows, skills and tools and inspire broader scientific culture change. And the Flywheel turns again.

Our work

Along with NOAA Fisheries, we are proud to work with many teams leading and supporting research, including NASA, California EPA Water Boards, Fred Hutch, the Pathways to Open Science Program. Learn more about these initiatives on our website:

A few recent talks highlighting NOAA Fisheries with these other collaborators, see Cross-government Openscapes presentations.

Learn more

Robinson & Lowndes 2022. The Openscapes Flywheel: A framework for managers to facilitate and scale inclusive Open science practices. Preprint

Lowndes. 2019. Open software mean kinder science. Scientific American.

Lowndes et al. 2019. Supercharge your research: a ten-week plan for open data science Nature Career Column. 31 October 2019

Lowndes et al. 2017. Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1, 0160.

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