• Welcome to the

    OpenNEX Virtual Workshop
    and Challenge 2014

  • Listen to

    Lectures

  • Engage in

    Virtual LABS

  • Compete in a

    Challenge & Win Prizes

Open NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) Virtual Workshop and Challenge 2014

Earth Observation Data for Climate Science


Why This

Workshop?

President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution and promote sound science to understand and manage climate impacts for the U.S.

Following the President’s call for developing tools for climate resilience, OpenNEX is hosting a workshop that will feature:
1) Climate science through lectures by experts
2) Computational tools through virtual labs, and
3) A challenge inviting participants to compete for prizes by designing and implementing solutions for climate resilience.

  • NASA's Open Data

    - Access satellite data like MODIS, Landsat and AVHRR in your virtual machine
    - Access historical and projected climate data at a high resolution via easy access APIs
    We will update our OpenNEX data sets based on popular demand - You can provide your inputs by clicking below

  • Engage in Virtual Labs

    - Build your own virtual machine or use a pre-built Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to perform your scientific analysis
    - Use on-demand computing and build on ready-to-use code snippets
    - Follow along with the labs and gain hands-on experience with data
    - Get acquainted with user guides and demo videos

  • Compete and Win Prizes

    The OpenNEX challenge invites the general public, climate scientists, software engineers, and data analysts to design and implement concepts that enable climate resilience
    There will be $60,000 in prize money available for participants as a reward for their innovations.

  • Watch Lectures

    See our live Ustream channel to watch featured speakers and Pre-Recorded lectures

    Watch Here


OpenNEX Challenge

Solver's Challenge Start Date: August 22nd, 2014

The OpenNEX challenge, in collaboration among NASA, Amazon Web Services Inc. and Innocentive, invites the general public, climate scientists, software engineers, and data analysts to design and implement concepts that enable climate resilience. There will be $60,000 in prize money available for participants as a reward for their innovations. To learn more click below


Register for Challenge     Enter Challenge

OpenNEX team

Remote Sensing
Climate Modeling
High Performance Computing



Ramakrishna Nemani

Principal Investigator, NASA Earth Exchange
Software Engineering
Project Management
High Performance Computing



Petr Votava

Project Manager & Developer, OpenNEX
Remote Sensing
High Performance Computing
Machine Learning



Sangram Ganguly

Research Scientist & Developer, OpenNEX
Software Engineering
High Performance Computing
Cloud Computing



Andrew Michaelis

Software Engineer & Developer, OpenNEX
Climate Modeling
High Performance Computing
Remote Sensing



Weile Wang

Research Scientist, OpenNEX
Remote Sensing
Geospatial Statistics
Ecosystem Modeling



Jennifer Dungan

Research Scientist, OpenNEX
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Ramakrishna Nemani
Curators
Sangram Ganguly
Andrew Michaelis
Petr Votava
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