Moorea Coral Reef SiteBytes 2007

LTER Site: Moorea Coral Reef (MCR)

Contributor: Sabine Grabner (Jul 25, 2007)

Site Byte:

1. Annual Site Byte

The past year's IM activities focused on setting up an environment to post the site's long term datasets online. Datasets were described in EML varying from level 3 to 5. Posting EML metadata online through XSLT transformation was adapted from SBC. Most datasets can be downloaded automatically and downloads are registered in the database.

Our back end is a combination of disk storage and database. For insertion of manually collected data we developed database interfaces using web forms and Java applications. Maintaining the database schema is a continuous task and will become a major task in the coming year, when we will make the schema fully compliant with the used EML tags.

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2. Planned IM Projects

1. develop generic instrument data harvester for harvesting TCP connected instruments/loggers/fieldpcs (Java, XML, RBNB)
2. make database compliant with used EML tags
3. develop web interface to edit metadata
4. generate EML from DB