The ecocloud project will provide an online platform giving researchers easy access to large volumes of curated data and tools using Cloud and Virtual Laboratory (VL) technology.
Access to good quality ecological and biodiversity data is required to adequately measure the state of the environment. Recent technologies have enabled consistent and continuous collection of ecological data at high resolutions across large spatial scales, and there are a number of initiatives and institutions collecting this data. The challenge remains, however, to bring these data together and expose them to methods and tools to analyse the interaction between biodiversity and the environment. These challenges are mostly associated with the accessibility, visibility and interoperability of data hosted in disparate places, and the technical capacity, computation and analysis needs of those interpreting the data. This is where EcoCloud comes in.
Who is this project for?
The ecocloud Platform provides tools for ecoscience researchers.
What does this project enable?
The ecocloud Platform can be used to:
- Perform computation using a range of tools by launching servers to run those tools.
- Manage data, the input data to the compute and the result data produced by it.
- Find public datasets using ecocloud Explorer.