In the spring of 2020, Unidata made an offer of resources through the
Science Gateway project
in order to facilitate online learning in response to the
ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Since that time, nearly three hundred and fifty users —
mostly undergraduates in atmospheric science programs — have been able to
take advantage of cloud-based resources to access pre-configured
computational notebooks for learning and teaching objectives.
For the fall 2020 term, Unidata is once again offering to provide universities (or
individual instructors) access to cloud-based
servers tailored to the needs of university atmospheric science courses and workshops.
By using the Unidata Science Gateway, instructors can add Jupyter notebooks used in their coursework to a
dedicated JupyterHub hosted using Unidata’s resources in the NSF Jetstream cloud. Once
logged in to the JupyterHub, individual students access pre-configured computing
environments that allow them to work with the notebooks interactively, making and saving
their own alterations to existing notebooks or creating their own new notebooks.