Navigation Links
NCEAS' DataONE streamlines search and analysis of massive amounts of ecological data
Date:7/24/2012

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) In response to the growing need for a way to easily access and analyze massive amounts of heterogeneous data in the fields of earth and environmental sciences, UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), a core partner in a joint effort to streamline such research, presents DataONE, the Data Observation Network for Earth. DataONE is capable of providing researchers access to globally distributed, networked data from a single point of discovery.

"People have been gathering and synthesizing ecological data for decades," said NCEAS Director of Informatics Research and Development and DataONE co-investigator Matthew Jones. Much of the problem an issue that NCEAS has been working to address since its inception in 1995 is the time and effort spent on locating, gathering, checking, and transforming data of interest for synthesis.

It's an effort that can take researchers nearly a year to complete, as they examine and analyze various forms of information, from remotely sensed data, to hundreds of published papers, to historic observational field data. Simultaneously, these researchers search remote repositories, check for duplicates, and integrate the information, as they try to find answers to complex problems that affect both science and society.

"Right now researchers have a hard time even finding the right data to answer complex environmental questions, and when they do, the work necessary to integrate really different types of data can be overwhelming," said NCEAS Deputy Director and DataONE co-investigator Stephanie Hampton. "DataONE provides the type of platform we need, to propel environmental science into the digital age."

DataONE, through the knowledge and infrastructure provided by library, computer, and environmental science experts, currently integrates information held by South Africa National Parks; the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity; the Ecological S
'/>"/>

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NCEAS researchers offer new ecological model for deep-water oil spills
2. DataONE answers the call for new tools to study the Earth in this era of Big Data science
3. New DataONE portal streamlines access to environmental data
4. To understand childhood obesity, researchers look to inactive, fat rats
5. Researchers study knee stress at tissue, cellular levels
6. Diets high in salt could deplete calcium in the body: UAlberta research
7. Scots link-up with China to boost genetic research
8. UConn researchers discover that red tide species is deadlier than first thought
9. Researchers seek to improve drought resistance of biofuels crops
10. University of Tennessee Space Institute researchers develop laser technology to fight cancer
11. Researchers develop ginseng-fortified milk to improve cognitive function
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NCEAS' DataONE streamlines search and analysis of massive amounts of ecological data
(Date:11/6/2014)... Insilico Medicine, Inc, a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company focused ... announced a research collaboration with the international leader ... (OTC: CSBR). , "There are many companies utilizing ... Oncology,s TumorGraft technology is unique in a way ... generating vast amounts of valuable data. Our bioinformatic ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2014 – University of ... uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without ... can be used to power portable electronics, off-grid power ... appears online today in the American Chemical Society journal ... into electricity through a chemical reaction between a fuel ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... study examining only marketing directed at children on ... has found that the majority of black, middle-income ... marketing tactics. , Authored by Arizona State University ... is the first to examine the use of ... fast food restaurants and its relationship to demographics. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Insilico Medicine, Inc announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology, Inc 2Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature 2Fast food marketing for children disproportionately affects certain communities 2Fast food marketing for children disproportionately affects certain communities 3
... model for human exercise? According an article published in the ... habits make it a prime model of cardiovascular fitness. The ... requirements, and, according to the authors, this cold-blooded snake may ... adapting to prolonged exercise and in response to some diseases. ...
... isolated the first human embryonic stem cell lines specifically tailored ... females of various ages, suffering from disease or spinal cord ... Science, which is published by AAAS, the non-profit science society, ... These cell lines will enable the study of human disease ...
... issue of Science holds mixed blessings for scientists who ... The study, conducted by scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital ... in Germany, reveals important evidence that tells us more ... other hand, scientists offer caution in regards to the ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says 2Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says 3Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says 4Science study holds implications for gene therapy and stem cell biology 2Science study holds implications for gene therapy and stem cell biology 3
(Date:11/22/2014)... Rapids, MI (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... opportunity to simulate the proper management of life-like ... and test lung devices . Grand Rapids-based, Michigan ... plans to donate two of the respiratory simulation ... to $15,000 each. Grand Valley and Muskegon Community ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 19, 2014 The science of ... was shared with more than 200 primary students in ... from the University of Otago Physics Department and funded ... Otago students, members of the university’s OSA/SPIE Student Chapter ... early September, giving children from small, rural schools hands-on ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 ... is now available as an open access journal featuring ... with infrared fluorescent proteins to preserve photoresponsiveness in the ... Two-color fluorescent in situ hybridization using chromogenic substrates ... chips for DNA, RNA, and protein electrophoresis , ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... patient has been dosed in its Phase 1 ... and cisplatin for the treatment of malignant pleural ...  Polaris Group is conducting clinical trials on ADI-PEG ... other agents, for the treatment of several other ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Michigan Instruments Donates Two Respiratory Simulation Training and Test Lung (TTL) Devices to Grand Valley State University 2Michigan Instruments Donates Two Respiratory Simulation Training and Test Lung (TTL) Devices to Grand Valley State University 3Optics and photonics outreach programs share science, spark fascination with light 2Optics and photonics outreach programs share science, spark fascination with light 3BioTechniques: The International Journal of Life Science Methods Announces the Publication of the November 2014 Issue—Available in Print and Online 2BioTechniques: The International Journal of Life Science Methods Announces the Publication of the November 2014 Issue—Available in Print and Online 3Polaris Group Announces Treatment of First Patient in Phase 1 Study of ADI-PEG 20 plus Pemetrexed and Cisplatin in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma And Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma 2
... , , , , , Multiporator / Electroporator 2510 , , , ... Transformation Protocol , Protocol No. 4308 915.506 12/2001 , ... , , , , , ... , Cell type , ...
... , , , Multiporator / Electroporator 2510 , , , , , , ... Transformation Protocol , , Protocol No. 4308 ... , , , , , , , , ... vinelandii, , , Cell type ...
... , , , , , , ... Protocol No. 4308 915.045 11/2001 , , , , , ... , Cell line , 721.82, EBV ... , , Transfection with , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Borrelia burgdorferi 2Azotobacter vinelandii 2721.82 2
No-Weigh Dithiothreitol (DTT) ,7.7 mg DTT/Tube x 48 tubes...
... This microscope is described by end-users to ... incorporates the fundamentals of light microscopy and ... small footprint, it does not require much ... a busy lab environment. The DM-BA300 combines ...
... Motic's amazing new range of ergonomic ... and with a small footprint. The DM-BA200 ... Optical System and an exchangeable USB2.0 plug ... infinity-corrected E-Plan Achromat objectives mounted on a ...
This kit is designed to select cells labeled with biotinylated antibodies. Kit includes reagents for labeling 3 x 10 9 cells and EasySep magnet....
Biology Products: