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The NERC Datagrid

NERC Datagrid


Data discovery and delivery are inherent components of many aspects of science. They can be considered part of a processing chain that starts with raw data from a variety of sources, and ends with the graphical production of information that is directly used in scientific research. This proposal is to build a grid which makes data discovery, delivery and use much easier than it is now, facilitating better use of the existing investment in the curation and maintenance of quality data archives. Further we intend to make the connection between data held in managed archives and data held by individual research groups seamless in such a way that the same tools can be used to compare and manipulate data from both sources. What will be completely new will be the ability to compare and contrast data from an extensive range of (US, European, UK, NERC) datasets from within one specific context. We will be building on technology developments carried out primarily in the US by collaborators from the Earth System Grid.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £708,767.00
Start Date: 01/09/2002
End Date: 30/08/2005
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: NERC Core

Project Members
Dr Bryan Lawrence

Collaborating Organisations
British Atmospheric Data Centre
PCMDI, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Component(s) Project Develops
Data Management Services
Data Mining and Analysis Services
Publication/Archiving Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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