Unidata developer Ryan May is a co-PI on a recently-awarded grant by the National
Science Foundation's EarthCube program. The grant, which brings together
collaborators from Unidata, NCAR's Computational & Information Systems
Laboratory (CISL), NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD), and the
University at Albany, SUNY, funds Project Pythia: A Community Learning
Resource for Geoscientists.
Project Pythia aims to provide web-accessible training to help current and future
geoscientists understand and use the ever-expanding volume of numerical scientific
data. The project will
leverage Jupyter Notebooks as the primary delivery mechanism for training examples,
curricula, and as an interactive computing platform. The content for Project Pythia
will be hosted on GitHub and maintained using an Open Development model that will
facilitate and encourage contributions from a broad user community, as well as help
ensure the long-term sustainability of the project.