Acoustic Metadata Management and Transparent Access to Networked Oceanographic Data Sets
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES
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The long-term goals of this effort are to produce software capable of organizing and archiving metadata associated with the detection of marine mammals. The focus is on acoustic detections, but other modalities of detection as well as measurements such as conductivity, temperature, and depth CTD casts are included. In addition, the software provides interfaces to access oceanographic measurements from other data repositories in a transparent manner. Data shall be accessible from a variety of languages used by the scientific community for analysis and modeling. The objectives of this effort are to produce 1. A database which can flexibly store multiple types of metadata derived from a variety of acoustic platforms, both stationary and mobile. 2. Standardization of methods to make the data repositories useful to the passive acoustic monitoring community. 3. Secure access on network platforms using industry standard security protocols. 4. Visualization primitives in selected analysis and modeling languages e.g. Matlab, R. 5. Access methods for the above languages. 6. Primitives to query data both spatially and temporally in an efficient manner. 7. Demonstration projects to show the value of the database as a scientific workbench component.
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