GEON - GeoSciences Network Project

Program Description: The Geosciences Network Project (GEON) is an open collaborative project that is developing cyberinfrastructure for integration of 3 and 4 dimensional earth science data. GEON is developing the OpenEarth Framework (OEF) to facilitate such integration. A number of integrative science themes provide the initial guiding applications for realizing this cyberinfrastructure. These include (1) gravity modeling of 3D geological features such as plutons, using semantic integration of (igneous) rock and gravity databases, and other geological and geophysical data, (2) study of active tectonics via integration of LiDAR data sets, data on distribution of faults and earthquakes, and geodynamics models, and (3) study of lithospheric structure and properties across diverse tectonic environments via the integration of geophysical, petrologic, geochronologic, and structural data and models.. The cyberinfrastructure in GEON is required to support an inherently distributed system—since the scientists, who are users as well as providers of resources (e.g., data, tools, and computing and visualization capabilities), are themselves distributed. Furthermore, GEON is required to tackle the extreme heterogeneity among data and tools, across a wide range of earth science sub-disciplines and disciplines.

Year Started: 2006.

Organization Description: GEON has established many partnerships and relationships with other projects in earth science, archaeology, paleontology, ecology, and environmental science, to earthquake engineering. Several international partnerships have also been established, e.g. with Japan, China, and India.

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Data Repository and Analysis

Project Domains: Geosciences

Budget: 14.5 Million US

Federal Funding: NSF

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UCSD, United States 32.88,-117.24 Data Integrator Multimedia Not Specified - -