The Sustainable Environment – Actionable Data (SEAD) NSF DataNet project and its semantic content management–based data services

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Sustainable Data Services for Sustainability Research:

The Sustainable Environment – Actionable Data (SEAD) NSF DataNet project
and its semantic content management –based data services

October 17, 4-6 PM, Winslow Bldg

Authors
Jim Myers, Director, CCNI, myersj4@rpi.edu
Adam Wilson, CCNI Systems Programmer, wilsoa5@rpi.edu
Lindsay Todd, CCNI Senior Systems Programmer, toddr@rpi.edu
Ram Govind Krishnan, SEAD RA, govinr2@rpi.edu

Abstract
SEAD is a new NSF DataNet project led by U. Michigan and with co-PIs at U. Illinois, Indiana U., and RPI. Its goals are to support cross-disciplinary sustainability research, to develop technologies that can enable data curation and preservation for disciplines characterized by ‘long-tail’ research project distributions, and to develop community interaction and business models that will enable sustained services over decades. In this talk, we will provide an overview of the SEAD project as well as dive into its technical architecture and the open source semantic content middleware and web 2.0/3.0 linked document, image, geospatial, and temporal data services for upload, analysis, and visualization that SEAD intends to build on. Significant time will be
reserved for discussion - of additional technologies SEAD should consider, as well as of ways that Rensselaer might leverage the capabilities being created in SEAD in other projects and as a service (e.g. satisfying NSF’s Data Plan requirements) and as a driver for new collaborative projects.