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2018 NOAA DataFest

Posted on August 6, 2018

2018 NOAA DataFest

Image of a Digital Elevation Model for central California Source: NOAA

NOAA DataFest is a month-long effort to showcase a vast collection of earth and environmental observations. NOAA websites and social media accounts will be promoting the value, use, and extent of  the agency's data, which are available and accessible to everyone for free! 

Look for unique data visualizations that highlight how to use earth and atmospheric observational data to measure our dynamic planet. Share and follow along with the hashtag #wegotthedata

Follow @NOAANCEIclimate and @NOAANCEIocngeo to learn more about how NOAA is studying data, promoting access to data, and sharing data sources with the science community and the public.

Highlights for the Month


Every Tuesday during the month of August, you are invited to learn from various data experts, end users and data scientists about how they use data. Learn more about the many applications of environmental data from NOAA and our partners, including how data can be transformed into visualizations to tell a story.

Tune in every Tuesday in August (exact times to be shared closer to each date), to hear experts discuss the importance of data in their daily work.


To join the live NEDTalk and Q&A session via Adobe Connect, "enter as a guest."

NOAA Datathon
August 15th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Silver Spring, MD

Join an in-person workshop to learn how to make interactive web applications showcasing the best of NOAA data using the NOAA Geoplatform.


No coding experience necessary! Work on teams to choose from a variety of data sets, from coral reef and aquaculture sites, to hurricane tracks and storm hazard data. Your team's web app may even be featured in the DataFest promotion!

Who should attend? Scientists, communications specialists, legislative and stakeholder liaisons . . . or anyone who wants to display NOAA geospatial data to an audience will benefit from the workshop. Space is limited, however, so register early to reserve your seat.

Behind the Spheres
August 6th and August 30th
10:00 am.
Silver Spring and College Park, MD

Behind the Spheres are training events for Science On the Sphere enthusiasts! Have you presented at Science On the Sphere and are interested in learning some best practices specific to the SOS environment? Attend the best-practices showcase at our Silver Spring and College Park locations. Have you seen a presentation at Science On the Sphere and wanted to share a presentation of your own? This 101 training is just for you.

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