Example iSample model of Moorea, French Polynesia, showing topopgraphic area, plus locations where about 80,000 physical samples of biological specimens, genomic tissues, and artifacts were found, and which are accessible via iSamples interface. Tall columns indicate larger number of samples. Visit ark:/21547/CYx2sc_01370 for more.

Data Management

Researching large-scale data interoperability for the earth and life sciences.

Our research addresses the broad areas of improving discovery, access, interoperability and reusability of large-scale data and metadata pertaining to natural sciences. This includes many topics, with emphasis on data and metadata modeling and standards development; data transformation, distribution, persistence, and change detection; standards for globally unique identifiers; machine learning applications for content aggregation and vocabulary mapping; and high-volume indexing supporting discovery and visualization. 


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