Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2005 projects
MBARI Ocean observing system (MOOS)

SSDS (Shore side data system)

Project Manager: John Graybeal

SSDS is in use for multiple platforms and instruments, collecting, archiving, and presenting data for science, engineering, and educational users. As it begins transitioning from a developmental to operational focus, there are many new opportunities, while follow-on and transitional development tasks remain. We propose SSDS activities in three categories: operational support, core functionality completion, and new development and data set management.

For core functionality completion, the following ongoing or promised capabilities will be brought to full operational status:
  • Data subsetting and merging
  • Simple metadata entry using constrained names
  • Simple and advanced query capabilities (data and metadata)
  • Several data ingest and access interfaces

For operational support, SSDS must be carefully reviewed and upgraded to meet the needs of multiple operational users. Tasks will include: 

  • Operational support for existing data streams 
    (CIMT, MOOS Test Mooring, and AUV CTD)
  • Reorganizing code
  • Simplifying certain operational tasks
  • Validating status of stored data and metadata
  • User and developer documentation
  • Preparing for wider distribution of the software

For new development and data set management, we will support a new data system, integrate a new data set, and add new features:

  • Support for the proposed MOOS array experiment
  • AOSN data set management
  • Geo-spatial data presentation/selection
  • Tighter integration with multiple visualization tools
Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009