Cyberinfrastructure Challenges for Environmental Observatories

Barbara Minsker
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring the planning of several environmental observatories, including NEON (ecology), OOI (ocean observing), and WATERS Network (hydrology and environmental engineering). In July 2005, NSF awarded $2 million to a coalition of 12 institutions, led by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, to establish the CLEANER Project Office (Collaborative Large-Scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research; The project office is working closely with CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.; to develop the WATERS Network. As part of this planning effort, NCSA has been developing environmental cyberinfrastructure demonstrations to help the WATERS community understand their needs and challenges. This talk will provide an overview of the findings to date, including discussion of testbedding demonstrations with a sensor network in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas.

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