Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Shore Side Data System
Shore Side Data System (SSDS) Release Plans

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) plans to provide the Shore Side Data System (SSDS) software as a royalty-free, open-source product for oceanographic and environmental use. The SSDS software, developed at MBARI for managing environmental data, emphasizes the management of streaming data, along with the metadata that describe the resulting data sets. The software's sophisticated data model includes detailed information about the data such as variable names, sources, collection time and place, any processing that has been applied, and the contact persons responsible for the data.

MBARI will release a preview version of the software to interested parties by the end of January, 2007, with enhanced versions available later in the year.

Last updated: Feb. 06, 2009