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Paper ID: 1474

Application of the NERC Data Grid Metadata and Data Models in the NERC Ecological Data Grid (EcoGrid)
Neil,Bennett Rod,Scott Mike,Brown Kevin,O'Neill Mandy,Lane Andrew,Woolf Kerstin,Kleese-van Dam John,Watkins

Appeared in: Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Conference 2006 website: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2006/
Page Numbers:344 - 349
Publisher: National e-Science Centre
Year: 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0-9553988-0-0
Contributing Organisation(s):
Field of Science: e-Science

URL: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2006/proceedings/papers/605.pdf

Abstract: The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) holds various databases collectively representing a valuable environmental research resource. However, their use inside and outside CEH is constrained by lack of data accessibility and interoperability. This project has focused on three test-bed datasets held at the Lancaster Environment Centre which form a good example of the diversity of CEH terrestrial and freshwater data. Metadata systems and access tools have been constructed in collaboration with the NERC Data Grid (NDG) to provide users with Grid services linking data discovery to dataset delivery. Ultimately, a data dictionary to describe environmental data will also be developed to enable ontological interoperability.

Keywords: e-Science, AHM 2006


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