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The Pangeo project is a community-developed JupyterHub instance with a preconfigured open-source Python environment. It works on any Cloud (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, OpenStack) because it uses a Kubernetes cluster of Docker containers. To use the environment, a user needs only a browser and familiarity with Python, one of the most popular programming languages in the scientific community. Parallel computation and memory management are taken care of behind the scenes. Results of analysis can be explored using interactive visualization tools. The result is a next-generation analysis and visualization platform for geoscience. Examples of processing Landsat imagery and simulated water levels during Hurricane Ike will be demonstrated.

Science Support Framework Category: Science Data Lifecycle - Analysis

Author(s): Rich Signell ( - USGS Woods Hole Science Center

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