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Wednesday, July 17 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Critical Zones: Supporting Place Based Research

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We look at the history of data management for the the NSF CZO Network, a NSF funded network of sites focused on how components of the Critical Zone interact, shape Earth's surface, and support life. Each site has their own data management practices, with a central catalog aggregating information about well curated datasets. Each site leverages specific technologies such as Dendra, Geodashboard, Clowder, etc. We will discuss some of these local approaches and how in the last few years there has been an attempt at improving the central catalog by leveraging efforts such as CUAHSI HydroShare, together with some future looking approaches for a better federated data manager package.

  • CZO Cyberinfrastructure History (Collin Bode, CZO, UC Berkeley)
  • Eel River CZO & Dendra (Collin Bode, CZO, UC Berkeley)
  • IML CZO & Clowder+Geodashboard (Luigi Marini, CZO, NCSA)
  • CUAHSI & HydroShare (Martin Seul, CUAHSI): https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8968016
  • Migrating CZO (meta)data to HydroShare (David Lubinski, CZO, CU-Boulder)
  • “CZ Collaborative Network” NSF RFP (Luigi Marini, CZO, NCSA)
Find and access all slides: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9106955

Session recording is here.

Session Take-Aways
  1. Critical zone observatories (CZO) are by necessity multi-disciplinary research centers and because of the size of the data collection network and the data stream its necessary to have a data manager to homogenize and monitor incoming data.
  2. The dendra platform is a tool for collecting, cleaning and working with time series data from distributed sensor networks. One take away from the use of this tool was that there are benefits to using a system that is designed for a specific purpose but you need to know the limits of the system.
  3. The HydroShare system will become a holding place for CZO data as the project transitions to a new phase based on new NSF funding guidelines. Currently, there is a lack of standardization in terminology in the HydroShare system and this requires streamlining to increase usability.

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Ben Galewsky

Research Programmer, National Center for Supercomputing Applications Connect Message

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Collin Bode

Data Manager, Eel River CZO, UC Berkeley
We work at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve (http://angelo.berkeley.edu) doing critical zone science. Our interests are in place-based science asking questions about the structure and processes of the critical zone. I have developed a realtime sensor management and curation system... Read More →
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Luigi Marini

Lead Research Programmer, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Wednesday July 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 317
  Room 317, Breakout