NMFS Open Science

The overarching vision of NMFS Open Science is to support scientists, developers, resource managers and policy analysts within NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) in fulfilling NOAA’s Open Science mandates: NOAA Data Strategy, DOC Open Source Code Policy, and the Federal Open Access Memo.

Delivering on this ambitious vision requires actively supporting staff in transforming to reproducible workflows and work products that will emplow timely, transparent, and accessible data-driven science and decision-making. Such transformation calls for both increased collaboration across offices and regions towards shared scientific data science tasks and expanded support of open science, open data, and open source communities and initiatives within NOAA Fisheries. Cultural change requires time and new skills. NMFS Open Science works to support staff with empathy, kindness and inclusion to authentically address the barriers NMFS staff face in adopting Open Data and Open Science.

NMFS Open Sci Resources: VisionResource BookUsing GitHub at NMFSGitHub repo templatesNMFS GitHub orgs

Open Science at NOAA Fisheries

NMFS Openscapes NOAA Fisheries Integrated Toolbox NOAA Fisheries Integrated Modeling System NMFS R User Group
NOAA Fisheries is partnering with Openscapes to provide team-based training in reproducible workflows. Openscapes’ training helps teams transition to robust, inclusive, and enduring science- and data-driven solutions to global and time-sensitive challenges. The NOAA Fisheries Integrated Toolbox (NOAA FIT) is an interdisciplinary, web-based portal of operational tools that can be used for a variety of applications, including stock assessment modeling, forecasting, and data preparation for fish and protected species, as well as economic and ecosystem modeling. The NOAA Fisheries Integrated Modeling System is a software system designed and architected to support next-generation fisheries stock assessment, ecosystem, and socioeconomic modeling. Users and developers are welcome to submit feedback using Github issues. The NMFS R User Group supports R users across NOAA Fisheries. We host monthly meetings on topics of interest and we have an active Google Space for questions and event announcements.