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Sharing research data of the sand motor with the openearth datalab
Author : MARTIJN A. BAKKER(1,2), KEES DEN HEIJER(1,3)
ientific breakthroughs are powered by advanced online data sharing solutions that help researchers
share their datasets. Moreover the speed at which any given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its
researchers collaborate with one another and with technologists in the areas of eScience, such as databases, workflow
management, visualization, and cloud computing technologies, as found in Gray et al. (2009). Standardization of online
research environments, called Data Labs, enables researchers of different disciplines to gain access and to use each
otherís data.
An example of a research project depending heavily for its success on a multidisciplinary approach is the Sand Motor
project. The Sand Motor is an innovative method for coastal protection. The Sand Motor (also known as Sand Engine) is
a huge volume of sand that has been applied along the Dutch coast just south of The Hague. Wind, waves and currents
will spread the sand naturally along the coast. The Sand Motor will gradually change in shape and will eventually be fully
incorporated into the dunes and the beach. The construction of the Sand Motor was completed in November 2011. Now,
the forces of nature will take over and spread the sand along the shore, thereby reinforcing the coastline and creating a
dynamic area for nature and recreational purposes, as found at http://www.dezandmotor.nl/en-GB.
To monitor the success of the Sand Motor, interdisciplinary sharing of research data is crucial. To make this data
collaboration possible within the Sand Motor Monitoring project, a new and innovative online environment was needed.
The basis of this environment was the combination of the Open Earth software as designed by Deltares, together with
the development of an online portal for storing, editing, sharing and visualization of geo-related research information by
the 3TU.Datacentrum.
This OpenEarth DataLab has been online since 1st of April 2014 and the project has been evaluated after complete
delivery on the 1st of September 2014. In this presentation the first results of designing, building and working with the
DataLab are presented.Form Required :
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Managing deltas
Date Published : 28/08/2015
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