Bringing Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion in Data Science to the Ecological and Environmental Sciences, was a 3-day conference hosted at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s (UCAR) Center Green in Boulder, Colorado, April 2-4, 2019. The conference had two primary goals:
- To develop a networked improvement community with representatives from academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector who are interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the environmental data science field.
- To promote and support initiatives across existing alliances and organizations that facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion across environmental data science careers through collective action.
Through networking and focused conversations that occurred at the conference, attendees decided to form a new network: the Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN; edsin.qubeshub.org). EDSIN is committed to making progress in DEI across the environmental and data science fields through a growing membership, collaborating organizations, and ongoing programs.