EGU 2022 Short-course proposal

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly Call-for-sessions has opened up (deadline for submissions is on 6 September 2021. They are planning for a hybrid conference (i.e. in-person at Vienna and online) spanning from 3 to 8 April 2022, and the short-course (SC) can be of 3 different formats (vote for your preferred format below, you can pick more than one option!):

Short-course format
  • On-site offline SCs taking place in a lecture room in Vienna without options for virtual attendance (max room capacity is 85 seats)
  • On-site online SCs (hybrid SCs) taking place in a lecture room inside the congress centre but allowing virtual attendance.
  • Online-only SCs are recorded short courses to be followed online with no physical event in the congress centre.

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Just wanted to gauge people’s availability and interest in organizing a workshop for GMT/PyGMT/GMT.jl, and if there’s any interest from the community. The maximum time for on-site short-courses is 3hr 30min (2x 1hr 45min time block).

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Ok, draft proposal started at (message me if you need edit permissions). We’ll probably go for “SC5 – Techniques & software for data analysis”. There can be up to 5 co-conveners, and there are bonus points for having a mix of 1) gender, 2) career stages (early to seasoned) and 3) origin (i.e. people from across Europe or worldwide).

Just to be clear, I’d prefer for someone based in Europe (or a Europe-friendly timezone) to take the main lead on this (especially if a hybrid or on-site short-course is taking place). I’m just facilitating the discussion :slightly_smiling_face: Also, this can be GMT/GMT.jl/PyGMT, depending on who’s leading and what people are interested in.

Unless Covid continues in the Spring of 2022 I am likely to attend the EGU since I hope to be in Oxford on sabbatical. However, I should not lead since I cannot tell tuple from a triple. But I can probably pay for things.

Ok, let’s discuss this at the GMT Community Zoom Meeting, September 02 (UTC 1900) :wink:

I’ll be at EGU (in person if possible or at least online) but I’m a bit over-committed already and the first half of 2022 is looking likely to be hellish (end of probation + 2 other profs away). I’m happy to help and teach a bit but won’t be able to take the lead on this.

Thanks for kicking this off @weiji14! Don’t know what we’d do without you :slightly_smiling_face: I owe you several drinks/meals/stickers whenever we meet in person.

Thanks Leo, glad to have your support :grin: Since the deadline is coming up (Monday 6 September), I’ve shamelessly copied the old proposal from and put myself as the main lead (though I probably won’t be in Vienna for this) :slightly_smiling_face:

Could people who are co-conveners (or interested in becoming one) please:

  1. Proofread the document at and edit as you please
  2. Add their name to the list on hackmd. At the moment I think @andrebelem, @leouieda and @meghanj have expressed their interested.

We can also discuss this in more detail on the Slack channel. Please message me if you don’t have permission to the hackmd page and/or the Slack channel.

Ok, draft proposal submitted (!

Going with the hybrid style and tying it with the ESSI | Earth & Space Science Informatics co-organization. Probably still have time to edit within the next 12 hours, so let me know if any last minute changes are needed. Otherwise, :crossed_fingers: that this gets accepted!

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