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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

Sample archive enhancements

Project lead/manager: Jennifer B. Paduan
Project team: Holly Baum, David Clague, Michael McCann, and Daniel Wilkin

The MBARI Sample Archive data management system offers a process to extract ROV sample collecting information from video annotation, navigation, and CTD files. The system also assists in the management of the inventory of samples and provides the capability to make queries for browsing this information from the web. Enhancements to this system, now in prototype stage, will include:

  • Geographical display of collecting locations by web-based GIS (geographic information system)
  • Extraction of data from the proposed next generation of interfaces to video annotation and expedition databases
  • Improved functions for querying, producing specimen labels, managing sample loans, and tracking analyses performed on specimens

Each part of this project requires the development of software applications. The enhancements will lead to more productive use of samples and dive time, reduce the effort required to archive the specimens, and improve both internal and external access to the samples and their accompanying information.

Next: Expedition and ROV CTD-database migration

Last updated: 07 October 2004