A range of funding agencies, academic institutions, companies, and individuals contribute to Pangeo in different ways.
We are grateful to have formal funding support from several funding agencies.
Pangeo currently receives support from the US NSF EarthCube Program, which funds cyberinfrastructure projects related to Earth Science. This award supports scientists and developers at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Anaconda Inc. The public details of the awards can be found on the NSF website:
Anaconda is funded via a subaward through Columbia. We were awarded $1.2M over a three year period (Oct. 2017 - Sept. 2020).
The specific solicitation we responded to is here. Our project is technically called an “EarthCube integration.” This type of project requires a close link to “Geoscience Use Cases,” i.e. actual science applications. The need to closely intertwine the technical development and the scientific applications determined the structure of our proposal and the makeup of the team.
The proposal Project Description, entitled Pangeo: An Open Source Big Data Climate Science Platform is published under a CC BY 4.0 license on Figshare:
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Pangeo receives support from the NASA ACCESS Program, which funds projects that enhance, extend, and improve existing components of NASA’s distributed and heterogeneous data and information systems infrastructure. This award supports scientists and engineers at the University of Washington (UW), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Anaconda Inc., and Element 84. The public details of the awards will be published when NASA makes them available. In total, we were awarded $1.5M over a two year period (Sept. 2018 - Aug. 2020).
The specific solicitation we responded to is here.
The project’s focus will be on the development of new data discovery tools and processing of remote sensing datasets.
Early work on Pangeo was partly supported via the Alfred P. Sloan foundation, via a Sloan Research Fellowship in Ocean Sciences awarded to Ryan Abernathey in 2016.
These institutions devote significant resources to the Pangeo project. We are always looking to expand this list.
LDEO is a primary recipient of the EarthCube award. Several scientists and programmers at LDEO are active in the development of Pangeo architecture and scientific use cases.
NCAR is a primary recipient of the EarthCube and ACCESS awards. NCAR scientists and programmers are leading the deployment of Pangeo on NCAR’s high-performance computing systems and conducting scientific investigations using Pangeo tools.
Anaconda (formerly Continuum Analytics) receives support from the EarthCube and ACCESS awards. Anaconda developers are contributing to the development of xarray, dask, and the Pangeo cloud infrastructure.
Developers at the UK Met Office Informatics Lab are contributing to the Pangeo cloud infrastructure.
UW is a primary recipient of the ACCESS award. Scientists and programmers at UW are active in the development of Pangeo cloud architecture and scientific applications.
Given the informal nature of our project, Pangeo no longer attempts to maintain a comprehensive list of everyone involved in the collaboration. Currently active participants can be seen on our Discourse Forum and GitHub Organization