Keywords

Watershed Modeling; Hydrology; Interoperability; Web Services; USEPA; Data Sharing

Location

Session A2: Interoperability, Reusability, and Integrated Systems

Start Date

11-7-2016 4:50 PM

End Date

11-7-2016 5:10 PM

Description

Hydrologic modeling is essential for environmental, economic, and human health decision- making. However, sharing of modeling studies is limited within the watershed modeling community. Distribution of hydrologic modeling research typically involves publishing summarized data in peer reviewed journals, producing reports, or presenting at conferences. This narrow data distribution process limits interoperability, decreases transparency, wastes leveraging potential, and discourages detailed evaluation by other modelers. These limitations are also experienced beyond hydrologic modeling. For example, an economic analysis for nutrient trading may not be possible without access to detailed hydrologic modeling data. To address these issues, the Watershed and Economic Data InterOperability (WEDO) system provides web services, a database, and web pages to disseminate model data and promote interoperability within the hydrologic modeling community. WEDO lets researchers publish modeling studies with the full complement of input data, calibration parameters, time series output, and associated metadata for easy duplication, integration, and evaluation by others. WEDO greatly increases transparency by making detailed data available to the scientific community. Transparency and documentation are paramount issues within regulatory environments and are increasingly necessary to address data archival policies. WEDO includes a Publishing Utilities desktop application to aid researchers in standardizing their modeling files and assist with data upload. This encourages consistent, organized database management to aid in searchability and data discovery. WEDO data is also presented on the USEPA EnviroAtlas interactive map to allow for spatial query of the WEDO database. The WEDO database allows data download by all users to promote access and ease data integration. WEDO provides a flexible, centralized, and interoperable database for multiple models, as well as web services and web pages for storing, retrieving, evaluating and publishing modeling output as time series.

 
Jul 11th, 4:50 PM Jul 11th, 5:10 PM

Watershed and Economic Data InterOperability (WEDO) System

Session A2: Interoperability, Reusability, and Integrated Systems

Hydrologic modeling is essential for environmental, economic, and human health decision- making. However, sharing of modeling studies is limited within the watershed modeling community. Distribution of hydrologic modeling research typically involves publishing summarized data in peer reviewed journals, producing reports, or presenting at conferences. This narrow data distribution process limits interoperability, decreases transparency, wastes leveraging potential, and discourages detailed evaluation by other modelers. These limitations are also experienced beyond hydrologic modeling. For example, an economic analysis for nutrient trading may not be possible without access to detailed hydrologic modeling data. To address these issues, the Watershed and Economic Data InterOperability (WEDO) system provides web services, a database, and web pages to disseminate model data and promote interoperability within the hydrologic modeling community. WEDO lets researchers publish modeling studies with the full complement of input data, calibration parameters, time series output, and associated metadata for easy duplication, integration, and evaluation by others. WEDO greatly increases transparency by making detailed data available to the scientific community. Transparency and documentation are paramount issues within regulatory environments and are increasingly necessary to address data archival policies. WEDO includes a Publishing Utilities desktop application to aid researchers in standardizing their modeling files and assist with data upload. This encourages consistent, organized database management to aid in searchability and data discovery. WEDO data is also presented on the USEPA EnviroAtlas interactive map to allow for spatial query of the WEDO database. The WEDO database allows data download by all users to promote access and ease data integration. WEDO provides a flexible, centralized, and interoperable database for multiple models, as well as web services and web pages for storing, retrieving, evaluating and publishing modeling output as time series.