2024 ESDS Annual Event Recap#

The ESDS Events Working Group hosted the 2024 ESDS Annual Event January 18-19th in a hybrid format at the NSF NCAR Mesa Lab and online.

This blog post shares a brief overview and resources from the event.


The two day event consisted of a series of tutorials, office hours, and collaborative work sessions as well as a talk from our invited speaker to kick off the event. You can find the full agenda here.

In particular, the goals of the event were to:

  • Provide access to introductory and advanced Earth system data science focused tutorials

  • Encourage collaboration and open development

  • Build a welcoming and inclusive community


You can find the event overview and takeaway slides here and all recordings are included on the event playist on our new ESDS YouTube channel.

Resources from specific events are listed below.

Invited Talk#

Making Datasets Accessible with Pelican - Brian Bockelman (recording, slides)


Python & Git - Julia Kent, Katelyn FitzGerald, and Cora Schneck (recording, slides)

Jupyter & Conda at NSF NCAR - Mea Trahan (recording, slides)

Xarray - Negin Sobhani (recording, slides)

Scaling from Single Cored to HPC with Dask - Brian Vanderwende (recording, slides)

Interactive Unstructured Grids Visualization with UXarray - Orhan Eroglu, Philip Chmielowiec, and Rajeev Jain (recording)

3D Visualization with VAPOR - Scott Pearse, Stas Jaroszynski, and Nihanth Cherukuru (recording)

Collaborative Work Time#

CUPiD - Teagan King and Mike Levy

Jupyter Notebook Jam Session - Dan Adriaansen

GeoCAT Community Forum - Anissa Zacharias and Katelyn FitzGerald

On-prem Cloud - Nick Cote

Tropical Cyclone Track Extraction from Unstructured Grids - Dave Ahijevych


Thanks to the following individuals who helped make this event happen!

Events Working Group: Daniel Adriaansen, Drew Camron, John Clyne, Orhan Eroglu, Katelyn FitzGerald, Falko Judt, Julia Kent, Teagan King, and Mike Levy

Tutorials: Julia Kent, Cora Schneck, Katelyn FitzGerald, Mea Trahan, Negin Sobhani, Brian Vanderwende, Orhan Eroglu, Philip Chmielowiec, Scott Pearse, Nihanth Cherukuru, and Stas Jaroszynski

Collaborative Work Time Hosts: Mike Levy, Teagan King, Dan Adriaansen, Anissa Zacharias, Katelyn FitzGerald, Nick Cote, and Dave Ahijevych

Support: Taysia Peterson and staff from Enterprise Multimedia Services (EMMS)

And thanks to everyone for your participation!