A key to open science: How Jupyter Notebooks bring ICOS data closer

24 November 2020
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Jupyter Notebooks are a computational tool that help researchers to create and share documents containing live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. As a web-based interactive development environment for notebooks, code, and data, Jupyter have had a surprising rise in popularity over the last couple of years. This is because of their user-friendliness and universal usability. For ICOS, they are a great tool to make climate change research more effective and accessible within and outside of the science community. They can be a key to open science!

Karolina Pantazatou is a junior scientific programmer at the ICOS Carbon Portal. She has been working with the web-application for several years and concludes: “The notebooks are a great way of exploring ICOS data and sharing computational ideas.”  Simone Pieber, postdoctoral researcher at Empa, a research institution in Switzerland, benefits from the interactive features of Jupyter notebooks. “The Jupyter notebooks allow accessing simulations from the ICOS Carbon Portal. I can combine these data with the simulation we generate at Empa and further data for my analysis.”, Simone explains. Julia Kelly, PhD student of Lund University, attended a course on how to use Jupyter notebooks as a teaching tool last year and is very much convinced of them. “I honestly think this tool is amazing, I see a lot of potential in it,” says Julia.

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