Introducing Programming to Ocean Mapping Students

TitleIntroducing Programming to Ocean Mapping Students
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsMasetti, G, Dijkstra, SJ, Wigley, R, Faulkes, T
JournalInternational Hydrographic Review
Date PublishedNovember 11
PublisherInternational Hydrographic Office (IHO)
Place PublishedMonaco
Keywordseducation, ocean data science, ocean mapping, programming, scientific computing

The next generation of ocean mappers need to master programming skills to meet increasingly higher expectations for timely ping-to-public data workflows. As such, the e-learning Python for Ocean Mapping (ePOM) project was established at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/NOAA-UNH Joint Hydrographic Center (University of New Hampshire). The project aims to support new ocean mapping students and professionals in reaching a minimum level of programming skills. These skills are then expanded with further powerful capabilities by leveraging the open-source Python scientific stack and the NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) Office of Coast Survey’s Pydro distribution. To the best of our knowledge, the ePOM project represents the first attempt at creating a set of comprehensive open-source courses providing students with the required initial coding skills for a career in the ocean mapping field.

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