Department of Energy’s Virtual Lab Infrastructure for Integrated Earth System Science Data

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Dean Norman Williams1, Giriprakash Palanisamy2, Galen Shipman2, Tom Boden2 and Jimmy Voyles3, (1)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)Pacific Northwest Natl Lab, Richland, WA, United States
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) produces a diversity of data, information, software, and model codes across its research and informatics programs and facilities. This information includes raw and reduced observational and instrumentation data, model codes, model-generated results, and integrated data products. Currently, most of this data and information are prepared and shared for program specific activities, corresponding to CESD organization research. A major challenge facing BER CESD is how best to inventory, integrate, and deliver these vast and diverse resources for the purpose of accelerating Earth system science research. This talk provides a concept for a CESD Integrated Data Ecosystem and an initial roadmap for its implementation to address this integration challenge in the “Big Data” domain. Towards this end, a new BER Virtual Laboratory Infrastructure will be presented, which will include services and software connecting the heterogeneous CESD data holdings, and constructed with open source software based on industry standards, protocols, and state-of-the-art technology.