Published April 13, 2018 | Version 1
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Open Environmental Data Analysis (EGU 2018 PICO)

  • 1. Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster


Open Science is a major movement in openness, availability, and transparency spanning Open Access, Open Data, Reproducible Research, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and Open-source Hardware. Free to use platforms supporting Open Science become more recognised and are FOSS themselves, such as Zenodo (, Binder (, and senseBox (

We present an open environmental data analysis building on all these projects. A central R Markdown ( document provides a recipe for data retrieval, analysis, and visualisation with R ( Docker ( and Rocker ( provide a portable transparent and reproducible computational environment which can be opened easily on Binder.

We demonstrate an open analysis workflow for environmental data utilising numerous Open X projects, showcasing the potential of latest technology and potentially a template towards development of more open practices.

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