Finalized:Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Author(s):Bansal, D. G.
Ocean scientists will now find it easier to track deep-sea data from disparate sources: introducing SeaView, a new central home for ocean data that strings together five online databases.
The central idea of SeaView is to unify vast streams of data from different sets into one easily searchable set. The project, led by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is the ocean arm of a broader initiative called EarthCube. The latter effort is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to design and develop the cyberinfrastructure—information systems, databases, software, and tools—needed to support Earth and planetary sciences in the coming decades.
Bansal, D. G. (2016), Unifying ocean data into one searchable set, Eos, 97, https://doi.org/10.1029/2016EO065527.This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1540966. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.