2009, Oceanography 22(2):116–127, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.43
Peter Cornillon | Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, USA
Jennifer Adams | Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES), Calverton, MD, USA
M. Benno Blumenthal | International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA
Eric Chassignet | Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Ethan Davis | Unidata, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA
Steve Hankin | Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seattle WA, USA
James Kinter | COLA, IGES, Calverton, MD, USA
Roy Mendelssohn | NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service/Southwest Fisheries Science Center/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, CA, USA
James T. Potemra | Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center and Faculty, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
Ashwanth Srinivasan | Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Joseph Sirott | PMEL, NOAA, Seattle, WA, USA
The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) funded a project to develop the foundation for a National Virtual Ocean Data System (NVODS) that has resulted in a robust data access framework for the exchange of oceanographic data (the Open source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol, or OPeNDAP) and a broad community of ocean data providers that remains vigorous and growing five years after NOPP funding ended. The project produced a number of "lessons learned" related to the design and implementation of distributed data systems that can inform other related efforts. These lessons are presented along with a brief overview of OPeNDAP and summaries of a number of projects that depend on OPeNDAP for data distribution.
Cornillon, P., J. Adams, M.B. Blumenthal, E. Chassignet, E. Davis, S. Hankin, J. Kinter, R. Mendelssohn, J.T. Potemra, A. Srinivasan, and J. Sirott. 2009. NVODS and the development of OPeNDAP. Oceanography 22(2):116–127, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.43.
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