Welcome to the Berkeley Water Center Scientific Data ServerRecognizing the importance of partnerships between computer science leaders and physical scientists to stimulate data analysis and data management developments within ecoinformatics. In this project we are developing an advanced data synthesis server. Through close interaction between computer scientists and environmental scientists, we are building new tools and approaches to benefit regional and global scale data analysis efforts. There are several key infrastructure we are building.
- Semi-automated data ingest tools
- Database and associated schema for storage of the data
- Data cubes providing pre-defined multi-dimensional views
- Data browsing and reports available via the web
- Support for multiple data versions
We are working with several different communities and datasets to develop data synthesis infrastructure. These datasets include California watershed information, global carbon flux data, soil carbon data, groundwater management data, and carbon capture data. The FLUXNET Synthesis Sharepoint Data Portal is an outgrowth of this work and has been supporting the FLUXNET community (since 2007), the FLUXNET young scientists (since 2009), and the International Soil Carbon Network (since 2010). Our data synthesis infrastructure has also been supporting AmeriFlux and the National Marine Fisheries Salmon Recovery planning efforts and Bureau of Reclamation conservation efforts.