Information System for Ocean Processes

Lead Pi: Nicholas Patrikalakis

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Project number: 1997-RC-61-PTI

With the advent of new sensors, storage technologies, and networking technologies, the potential exists for a new era of ocean science investigation where students, scientists and researchers from different disciplines, and government policy makers and officials have frictionless access to oceanographic data, simulation results, and software. Our goal is to create standards and an information processing environment that allows these users to extract and employ marine data from ocean sampling sensors and the simulated ocean as timely input to visualization, analysis, and ocean modeling software. The intent of the system is to make scientific inquiry easier, quicker, and more collaborative in nature by creating an oceanographic metadata standard and a software system that uses that standard to create a frictionless simulation and analysis environment.