Oceanographic Decision Support System
At MBARI, we utilize the ODSS for situational awareness, experiment planning, collaboration and data analysis. In the ODSS, ocean scientists collaboratively design their experiments, communicate with other participants, track asset locations and command robotic vehicles at sea. Data from these assets are retrieved when communication is possible, stored, then made available for download or playback from a single portal for further analysis either by human or machine learning methods. The latter is particularly useful in generating scientific publications post-facto the experiment.
Gomes, K., D. Cline, D. Edgington, M. Godin, T. Maughan, M. McCann, T. O’Reilly, F. Bahr, F. Chavez, M. Messié, J. Das, and K. Rajan (2013). ODSS: A decision support system for ocean exploration. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Data-Driven Decision Guidance and Support Systems (DGSS), 29th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Data Engineering 2013, Brisbane, Australia. Read article.