Keywords

CUAHSI, water data center, hydrologic information system, user experience, hydro-informatics, cloud computing

Location

Session A1: Leveraging Cyberinfrastructure to Advance Scientific Productivity and Reproducibility in the Water Sciences

Start Date

16-6-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

16-6-2014 3:20 PM

Abstract

The CUAHSI Water Data Center (WDC) is a community-governed, multi-disciplinary data center focused upon the needs of water-related science in all academic disciplines. The WDC build upon the successes of the 10-year effort to develop the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS), and looks beyond HIS toward providing next-generation water data services. In partnership with the National Science Foundation, the WDC seeks to set the standard for data publication, persistence, and reliability, by providing formal user support services, using cloud-based abstractions and services, building new and accessible user interfaces to data, and establishing and sustaining data curation processes centered around optimizing the user experience. This paper documents the lessons learned in the WDC’s first year of operation, and sketches the future of the WDC in the coming years.

 
Jun 16th, 2:00 PM Jun 16th, 3:20 PM

Enabling Water Science at the CUAHSI Water Data Center

Session A1: Leveraging Cyberinfrastructure to Advance Scientific Productivity and Reproducibility in the Water Sciences

The CUAHSI Water Data Center (WDC) is a community-governed, multi-disciplinary data center focused upon the needs of water-related science in all academic disciplines. The WDC build upon the successes of the 10-year effort to develop the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS), and looks beyond HIS toward providing next-generation water data services. In partnership with the National Science Foundation, the WDC seeks to set the standard for data publication, persistence, and reliability, by providing formal user support services, using cloud-based abstractions and services, building new and accessible user interfaces to data, and establishing and sustaining data curation processes centered around optimizing the user experience. This paper documents the lessons learned in the WDC’s first year of operation, and sketches the future of the WDC in the coming years.