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1999 Projects

Current Projects

Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Benthic processes
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Midwater research
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Upper ocean biogeochemistry
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New research platforms
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) ROV improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Mooring improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New in-situ Instruments
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Information management and archiving
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Education and outreach
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1998 Projects
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1997 Projects


1999 Projects:
Information management and archiving

Expedition and ROV CTD-database migration

Project lead/manager: Debbie Meyer
Project team: Holly Baum, Bruce Robison, Rich Schramm, and Rob Sherlock

MBARI currently stores archival ship expedition and ROV CTD-data in a Sybase relational database that runs on a UNIX workstation. This Sybase database historically archived many other data streams, but in recent years these data have been moved into separate Windows databases. MBARI’s technical expertise and machine resources have shifted in response to this change, supporting the growing number of applications that use Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access (e.g. BOG, Costpoint, ROV Pilot Log, Samples Database).

This project will migrate ship expedition, ROV CTD-data, and associated queries into a SQL Server database. This move will eliminate the costs of maintaining Sybase licenses, utilize the Windows database expertise of our staff, and improve inter-accessibility among the other MBARI databases. We also will expand access to these data by enhancing the web pages and queries used by MBARI scientists.

Next: Mooring data management

Last updated: 31 October 2005