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Title Software tools and e-infrastructure services to support the long term preservation of earth science data - new functionality from the SCIDIP-ES project
Abstract The ability to preserve earth science data for the long-term is a key requirement to support on-going research and collaboration within and between earth science disciplines. A number of critically important current research initiatives (e.g. understanding climate change or ensuring sustainability of natural resources) typically rely on the continuous availability of data collected over several decades in a form which can be easily accessed and used by scientists. In many earth science disciplines the capture of key observational data may be difficult or even impossible to repeat. For example, a specific geological exposure or subsurface borehole may be only temporarily available, and earth observation data derived from a particular satellite mission is often unique. Another key driver for long-term data preservation is that the grand challenges of the kind described above frequently involve cross-disciplinary research utilising raw and interpreted data from a number of related earth science disciplines. Adopting effective data preservation strategies supports this requirement for interoperability as well as ensuring long term usability of earth science data, and has the added potential for stimulating innovative earth science research.
Organisation ESC-DMG , STFC , SCI-COMP
Keywords Data Preservation , Earth Science , OAIS
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Presentation Presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014), Vienna, 27 Apr 2014 - 2 May 2014. http://meetingorg…014/EGU2014-2226.pdf 2014