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A Virtual Oceanographic Data Center

This item is a Paper in the Developers track.

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Oceanographic datacenters at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are geographically sparse and disparate in their technological strengths and standardization on common Internet data formats. Virtualized search across these national assets would significantly benefit the oceans research community. To date, the lack of common software infrastructure and open APIs to access the data and descriptive metadata available at each site has precluded virtualized search. In this paper, we describe a nascent effort, called the Virtual Oceanographic Data Center, or VODC, whose goals are to overcome the challenge of virtualized search and data access across oceanographic data centers, and to provide a common and reusable capability for increasing access to large catalogs of NASA oceanographic data.

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This website has been set up for WWW2009 by Christopher Gutteridge of the University of Southampton, using our EPrints software.


We (Southampton EPrints Project) intend to preserve the files and HTML pages of this site for many years, however we will turn it into flat files for long term preservation. This means that at some point in the months after the conference the search, metadata-export, JSON interface, OAI etc. will be disabled as we "fossilize" the site. Please plan accordingly. Feel free to ask nicely for us to keep the dynamic site online longer if there's a rally good (or cool) use for it... [this has now happened, this site is now static]