Author Archives: Nick Barnes

River level data must be open

My home is flooded, for the second time in a month. The mighty Thames is reclaiming its flood-plains, and making humans – especially the UK government’s Environment Agency – look puny and irrelevant. As I wade to and fro, putting … Continue reading

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Ten reasons you must publish your code

Last week I gave a short talk to the SoundSoftware Workshop 2013. SoundSoftware is a group of researchers in the field of music and acoustics, based at Queen Mary University in London, who promote the use of sustainable and reusable … Continue reading

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Chasing the Dream

Interspersed with my Picking Winners series, here’s another post about the vision thing, a broad outline of how we might get there from here. A month ago I sketched out my vision of the future of science. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Picking Winners: Rule 3 – Find a Strong Community

This is the third of a series of posts intended to help scientists take part in the open science revolution by pointing them towards effective tools, approaches, and technologies. The previous advice is to use free software, and to take … Continue reading

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A Vision of Web Science

In a break from my Picking Winners series, here’s a long-brewing post about the future of web science. The culture and practice of science is undergoing a revolution, driven by technological change. While most scientists are excited by the shifts … Continue reading

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Picking Winners: Rule 2 – Don’t Believe the Hype

This is the second of a series of posts intended to help scientists take part in the open science revolution by pointing them towards effective tools, approaches, and technologies. Having established in the previous post the importance of using open-source … Continue reading

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Picking Winners: Rule 1 – Is it Really Free?

This is the first of a series of posts intended to help scientists take part in the open science revolution by pointing them towards effective tools, approaches, and technologies. When I make presentations to groups of scientists about the Climate … Continue reading

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GISTEMP Map View

This guest post is written by Jeremy Wang, who worked all summer on a web visualisation system for GISTEMP results, thanks to the excellent Google Summer of Code. This is his second post, here is the first. It is the … Continue reading

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Open BEST Project status

This guest post is written by György Kovács, who worked all summer on a reimplementation of some climate science software using only free software tools, thanks to the excellent Google Summer of Code. This is his second post, here is … Continue reading

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Welcome György Kovács

This guest post is written by György Kovács, one of our Google Summer of Code students for 2012. I have graduated in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. Now, I am a BSc. student … Continue reading

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