European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (+ OSGeo Townhall Meeting), Vienna, Austria
The EGU General Assembly 2014 http://www.egu2014.eu/home.html will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences.
During the Assembly, the first OSGeo Townhall meeting will be hosted. The meeting is open to all participants of the EGU conference interested in Free and Open Source Software:
Townhall Meeting 13: "OSGeo: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the Geosciences"
Date: Tue, 29 Apr, 19:00–20:00 hours
Venue: Room B13, EGU conference building
The role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in geosciences continues to grow. A driving factor for this is the interoperability among existing and future FOSS-tools, which is crucial to address new challenges like Big Data and the emerging field of Datascience.
This Townhall meeting will be the opportunity to share our views on the current and future use of open source geospatial software for a better understanding of the Earth system and its changing environment.