Information System) is an interactive database management
developed by the Center for Coastal and Atmospheric Research
(CCAR) for public access of coastal data to promote research
interest and collaboration. This system is an
integrated environment for data assimilation, storage and
retrieval of the various data sources: in
situ data: shipboard measurement, shore based data
(contain both primary and secondary data), model simulation
data and satellite data.
This system is concerted
effort from the scientists who provide a diverse pool of
data which are quite different in resolution, format,
acquisition methodology...etc. Through this concerted
effort, scientists benefit from each other's work and
evaluate the research to a truly interdisciplinary level.
The data system has adopted a
bottom up architecture with the following components:
Data catalogue - list the
index of the data contributed by scientists and data
downloading is providing through this function.
Data Analysis Tools -GIS
- merges the data from the various data sources and analyze
as case studies using GIS technology.
Composite index - proposes a
concept (an approach) for future development to present the
data in such a way that the public can understand the
meaning of the data.
Registration - All users must register for access to the
Coastal Information System.