Nila blended into snow-covered sea ice, Anthony Petty, NSIDC NSIDC Courtesy Anthony Petty

Polar RCN Noticeboard

Software Carpentry & Intro to HPC Workshop

A two-day workshop for polar scientists interested in learning tools for data analysis and computation
using high-performance computing.

When and Where

June 16-17, 2018

Davos, Switzerland, collocated with Polar2018

What: Topics covered will include introductions to;

  • Python programming
  • Shell scripting
  • Git and version control
  • High-performance computers
  • Best practices in data management and reproducible research


Graduate students and other early career researchers particularly encouraged to apply.
Prior programming experience helpful but not required.


The workshop is free but space is limited, apply by filling out this form before 1 February 2018

And share this page/the flyer [pdf]

Here is a storify report of the second Polar HPC hackathon.

The 2nd HPC-Polar Hackathon featuring 6 teams working on different polar science problems, will be held at the IACS at Stony Brook University from 01-04 August, 2017.  We are grateful for support from Google (Higher Education and Research) and the Indiana University for their support.

On August 21, 2016, we held a side meeting on polar cyberinfrastructure at the SCAR meeting. Read a short summary of the discussion here

Polar-HPC Hackathon 2016 Storify: Highlights of the NSF sponsored hackathon designed to get the HPC and Polar Science community collaborating!

The Imagery Workshop was a success! Click here for more info and an attendee list / photo.

The XSEDE Scholars Program is accepting applications. Deadline for application: February 1, 2016

The Polar Computing Team will be at the AGU. Click here to see a flyer and a talk introducing the RCN.

NYTimes featuring RCN Senior Investigator Asa! 

Spring 2015 - The Polar Research Coordination Network has received funding from the National Science Foundation.