OOI Construction and Data Status Update: December 31, 2015

On Dec. 13, the OOI launched its new website and made all OOI Cruise Data available to the public.  Key resources on the new website include the OOI Data page detailing individual data tools, data products, and quality control information; the Researchers page where scientists can learn more about submitting OOI-related proposals, science workshops, and the observation and sampling approach; and The Observatory page detailing all infrastructure, instruments, and technology used in the OOI.

Updates continue on the Cyberinfrastructure software and graphical user interface (the OOI Data Portal).  Last night the OOI Cyberinfrastructure software underwent a successful upgrade of its asset management system.  These updates were made to correct some of the issues found during the Dec. 4th upgrade, including updates to data description mapping and system stability. With this upgrade in place, the OOI Data Portal will be moved onto the production server today to undergo load testing.  Upon successful testing, the OOI Data Portal will be made available to the public next week.

The OOI Data team continues to evaluate data streams to ensure that the data processing software and conversion algorithms are functioning properly and that delivered data products accurately reflect the telemetered and recovered data collected by the deployed instrumentation.  Preloaded NetCDF files for essential ocean variables are being created and will be available for download in their entirety from a THREDDS server in the coming weeks. Evaluations of data science quality are ongoing and will continue over the next several months.

Next week, Jan. 5-7, the OOSC and UNOLs will host a workshop on OOI Coastal Data at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.  The goal of this public workshop is to provide a forum for potential users to further their understanding of the capabilities of OOI, and to learn possible approaches for accessing the data.

We continue to provide interim delivery of the Cabled Array seismometer and bottom pressure data through IRIS http://www.iris.edu/hq/.  Delivery of Cabled Array tilt meter and co-located temperature plots continue through Dr. Bill Chadwick’s website.

You can subscribe to a mailing list to received updates and notification as additional data and functionality becomes available. We also look forward to your feedback as well as suggestions on the tools that would increase the efficiency of synthesizing the diverse data collected by the program.

For specific questions, please contact the HelpDesk.