Finalized:Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Author(s):Matthew Mayernik, Mike Daniels, Dean Krafft, Linda Rowan
To better enable the discovery of the research output from scientists and scientific projects, NCAR, Cornell University, and UNAVCO are collaborating on the EarthCollab project which seeks to leverage semantic technologies to manage and link scientific data. The EarthCollab project is working within two geoscience-based communities: (1) the Bering Sea Project, an interdisciplinary field program whose data archive is hosted by NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), and (2) diverse research projects informed by geodetic tools which are operated and/or maintained by UNAVCO. We are using the VIVO software suite to collect and represent the relationships between key scientific resources, such as instruments and platforms, data, and researchers. This project is leveraging existing ontologies and vocabularies from the geoscience community to represent information about researchers, their data, and other resources. We are also exploring mechanisms for linking information from multiple semantic web systems without having to duplicate or import information in each system.
Presented at the 2015 All Hands Meeting.
Mayernik, M., Daniels, M., Krafft, D., Rowan, L. (2015), EarthCollab: Enabling Scientific Collaboration and Discovery. Presented at EarthCube All Hands Meeting, Washington, DC, 27-29 May 2015. http://earthcube.org/document/2015/earthcollab-poster