hacking-ecology  Hacking Ecology

Meet up @Day 3 @17:00
(Note-taking: pau and some other people)




*** META

This is the collaborative pad to write down notes from the meeting:  https://pad.totalism.org/p/hacking-ecology
Read Version of this Document:  https://e2h.totalism.org/e2h.php?_=hacking-ecology


This group can become a subgroup of Hackers Against Climate Change (HACC)
IF YOU WANT TO JOIN SEE COMING MEETUP INFO:
    https://events.ccc.de/congress/2018/wiki/index.php/Session:Hackers_Against_Climate_Change


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MEMBERS

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LINKS

    * this group


    * related



THEORY

Mass extinction of animal species
There are a lot of data used by scientists, but there are still a lot of insights in the data that have not been explored
as a researcher, working in a hurry and on your own doesn't work : too little time, not all ideas
there are batch effects on datasets when you do analyses (not possible to work with all datasets at the same time)
- conceptual background/reference needed for thresholds/interpretation/complexity of relations, e.g. https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9ETiSaxyfk


DATA SOURCES

someone has already done that task in some extent: https://ecologicaldata.org/find-data




     Visualizations


*** MEET UP Day3


TO DISCUSS

  Figure out what infrastructure we need

for now we have a mailing list (see link above)
the pad here for discussion and documentation (it's a proposal)
wiki (wikimedia)
forum

workflow and tools are discussed @HACC 19:00 @komona !!!
join if you're interested in this !!!

  Formulate a goal (realistic or not)

  Short discussion on the name
  (Theo) During my talk, I received a mail with the suggestion CODEco (COmmunity for Digital Ecology), which I really like, because you can hear both "code" and "ecology" and it also sounds a little bit like "code red"
  (Sandro) Sounds reasonable. I read this suggestion earlier and wanted to see what happens. If thats the common stance then I hope my reply will encourage others to show signs of life. :)
  (Theo) In the mailing list, beneroth suggested to just use "Hacking Ecology" as name - and already registered http://hackingecology.org . Actually, I like this more than CODEco, because it is so simple.
  (Manuel) Im fine with both, however I think that some people still have a negative connotation with the word "hacking", especially people outside the IT field.


  Short summary of the talk on day 1 "Hacking Ecology"



  OPEN QUESTIONS






DISCUSSION

Open Knowledge Foundation can be interested in joining this. They already organize citizen science : https://okfn.org/
We should list data sources
Biological data can be accessible, but ecological data can be more expensive (as you need a lot of different data)
We can mix with other approaches: Komona, Hackers against climate change
For this first meeting, we'll try not to get lost in the details
We should formulate a goal
In ecology, many people do think that technology could not help and that it can mess up everything
Some of us do not have precise idea of what we can find by working on these topics in this manner:
    what are variables than we want to tune?
    how can it help make ecosystems more robust?

POINTS OF VIEW FROM ECOLOGY


Various ideas before wrapping up the meeting


TO-DO


    * Build an interface

for Ecologists and conservationists to formulate problems and needs and then ask us for tasks to do
We need a job system as the one for the Angels (organization of the CCC) or as from Katia from Komona
We need infrastructure. What we have now: a mailing list

    * Define an identity

    * Prioritize and start with something simple



IDEAS FOR A FIRST PROJECT



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