Pangeo Guide for AGU 2019

Joe Hamman
Nov 18, 2019 · 3 min read

Headed to the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco in December? Here’s your Pangeo guide to tutorials, presentations, and meetups for this years meeting. See this discourse post for up to date discussion on this year’s AGU happenings.


Pangeo: Hands on with JupyterHub and Open-Source Python Tools for Scalable Analysis of Big Data in the Geosciences (SCIWS12)

Scott Henderson, Amanda Tan Lehr, Joe Hamman, and Jessica Scheick will be running a 4-hour Pangeo Tutorial on Sunday December 8th at 13:40–18:00. Details are below. Note that there are only a few slots available so sign up now if you are interested in attending.

Abstract: Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop sponsored by the Pangeo project! Pangeo is first and foremost a community promoting open, reproducible, and scalable science (read more at Participants will learn about Python and several open-source software packages for analytic workflows with big data in Earth Science. Particular emphasis will be given to Jupyter, Xarray, and Dask software libraries for analysis of multidimensional modeling and remote sensing data sets. In this half-day workshop, participants will familiarize themselves with writing code in Jupyter Notebooks that can be run on scalable computing clusters running on the Cloud, bypassing a common bottleneck of downloading ever-increasing volumes of remote sensing or modeling data. We will have both introductory tutorials and advanced examples used in peer-reviewed research in the fields of oceanography, hydrology, and solid earth geophysics. For those interested in building JupyterHub infrastructure for research groups we briefly discuss how your research group can deploy Pangeo on local servers, HPC systems, or commercial Clouds.


  • 1 hr: Introduction to Pangeo project, JupyterHubs, software ecosystem, and data access
  • 1.5 hr: Hands-on interactive tutorial of python tools: xarray, dask, geopandas
  • 1.5 hr: Example scientific workflows with satellite imagery, climate, and hydrologic modeling

Other Tutorials

There are also a few other tutorials that you may be interested in:


Of course there will be lots of talks and posters at AGU that use Pangeo or related tools. The list is certainly too long to post here but we’ve grabbed a few obvious ones that we think many Pangeans will be interested in. See this discourse post for an up to date, crowd sourced version of this list.


AGU is all about meeting up with colleagues from across the world, right? Well here’s a short list of events and meetups that you may want to attend:


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