Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
2004 projects
MBARI ocean observing system (MOOS)

SSDS - Shore-side data system

Project Manager: John Graybeal
Lead Scientist: John Ryan

The most visible SSDS services provided in 2004 will simplify initial metadata entry, and ease the users' access to archived data and metadata. SSDS- and SIAM-developed tools will make describing an instrument and adding it to a MOOS system as easy as possible. Later, SSDS will provide users varied ways to access their data. The SSDS will also reformat data per user requests for typical oceanographic visualization tools (such as Excel, Matlab, ODV, and Live Access Server). Simple quick-look plots will also be available for most of the data which has been properly described with metadata. Finally, the SSDS will provide interfaces to make post-processing the data sets more automated and maintainable.

Basic services provided by SSDS to date include properly archiving raw data from both streams and files, notifying users of data arrival, and providing basic access to the data and its corresponding metadata. These services will be integrated within the overall CIMT architecture. SIAM services will support additional SSDS features, including metadata archival, automatic generation of widely-accessible data sets from the raw data, and other advanced data services using the archived metadata.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009