Harvard Forest SiteBytes 2007

LTER Site: Harvard Forest (HFR)

Contributor: Emery R. Boose (Aug 01, 2007)

Site Byte:

1. Annual Site Byte

Activities over the past year included:

1. Design and initial field testing of a wireless network to reach experimental sites in the forest.
2. Installation of optical fiber and wiring for a new building.
3. Upgrades and reconfiguration of Harvard Forest servers.
4. Creation of attribute-level EML for most datasets using Morpho.
5. Continued collaboration with computer scientists at UMass Amherst on analytic web project.

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2. Planned IM Projects

1. Installation of 100 Mbps optical fiber connection to university through Verizon (to replace T1 line).
2. Completion of wireless network design and submission of proposals for funding.
3. Completion of level 5 EML for all online datasets.
4. Implementation of new policy requiring researchers to update data & metadata annually before granting permission to conduct or continue field work.
5. Continued collaboration with computer scientists at UMass Amherst on analytic web project.