The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) has been collaborating with rOpenSci to strengthen the Antarctic and Southern Ocean R/science communities. Their focus is on data and tasks that are common to Antarctic and Southern Ocean science, including supporting the development of R packages to meet Antarctic science needs, guides for R users and developers, active fora for open discussions, and strengthening connections with the broader science world.
This new category in our public discussion forum is a great place to contribute your Antarctic R knowledge, ask a question, or perhaps make a suggestion for Antarctic-related functionality that you feel is missing from the current R ecosystem.
Read the introductory blog post by Ben Raymond and Michael Sumner to learn about the first steps underway to build an Antarctic and Southern Ocean rOpenSci community, and the many ways you can get involved!
The post includes a demo of the packages
antanym using the track of an elephant seal as it moves from the Kerguelen Islands to Antarctica and back again.
Read the full post here: https://ropensci.org/blog/2018/11/13/antarctic/ and then share your thoughts!