The CZO data system will substantially leverage cyberinfrastructure efforts in related earth science fields, including CUAHSI HIS, IEDA, EarthChem, DataONE, OpenTopography, LTER, NEON. We are sharing information management experience, data, and software with these groups and with our other partners.
Architecture of the CZOData system substantially leverages cyberinfrastructure efforts in related earth science fields.
Integrating data within and between critical zone disciplines and observatories is a fundamental goal of the CZO program. The approach taken by the CZO network is that:
Data management staff from each CZO get online support through CZO Data Cyber-Seminars, 1:1 Consults, phone/email help and annual workshops with the CZOData Development Team. In late 2012, the CZOData Information Management Committee (IMC) was formed to enhance exchange between CZO investigators, CZO data managment staff and CZO Central data systems developers.
The meta-data standards and cyber-infrastructure being developed for the integrated CZO data system has substantially leveraged the Hydrological Information System (HIS) developed by the Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrological Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI) and will increasingly leverage other cyberinfrastructure efforts in related earth science fields. See CZO CyberInfrastructure Development >