Title Serving data from the SCAR Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) using the SeaDataNet infrastructure
Author de Bruin, T.F.
Author Affil de Bruin, T.F., NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Den Burg, Netherlands
Source Advances in Geosciences, Vol.28, p.5- 9. Publisher: European Geosciences Union, Katlenburg-Lindau, International. ISSN: 1680- 7340
Publication Date 2010
Notes In English. 7 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 310013. CRREL Acc. No: 65006839
Index Terms computer applications; international cooperation; oceanography; Southern Ocean; data bases; data management; data processing; information management; programs
Abstract The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) jointly intend to build a Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS). This paper addresses the required data flow infrastructure. SOOS will use a system of systems approach, using existing observation programmes and projects. Data should be submitted to professional data centres. The problem arises how to link all these data centres and get a central overview of the SOOS data as well as direct access to the data. The Netherlands National Oceanographic Data Committee (NL-NODC) has successfully built a national distributed oceanographic data acccess infrastructure, adopting and implementing technology developed by the European SeaDataNet project. The Dutch system has been operational since early 2009. The conclusion is that the SeaDataNet technology can be used to build an operational, distributed data delivery infrastructure, featuring all elements required by the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS).
URL http://www.adv-geosci.net/28/5/2010/adgeo-28-5-2010.pdf
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91479