Leveraging Semantics and Linked Data for Geoscience Data Sharing and Discovery

A wide spectrum of maturing methods and tools, collectively characterized as the Semantic Web, is helping to vastly improve the dissemination of scientific research. Creating semantic integration requires input from both domain and cyberinfrastructure scientists. This project will demonstrate semantic technologies through the integration of ocean science data repositories, library holdings, conference abstracts, and funded research awards.

OceanLink is applying semantic technologies to support data and knowledge representation, discovery, sharing and integration. We are developing, integrating, and testing prototype semantic cyberinfrastructure components to support the geoscience research community. The result will be an initial collection of ontology design patterns (ODPs), Linked Data collections, and associated services.

Visit our project home page, including our list of presentations and publications.

Investigators on this project:

  • Robert Arko, PI for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Suzanne Carbotte, Co-PI for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Cynthia Chandler, PI for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Timothy W. Finin, PI for University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Pascal Hitzler, PI for Wright State University
  • Thomas W. Narock, Lead PI, Marymount University
  • Lisa Raymond, Co-PI for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Peter Wiebe, Co-PI for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

OceanLink News and Announcements

SemanticWeb.com Article On OceanLink Project

Posted by Tom Narock on May 27, 2014

SemanticWeb.com is the leading website dedicated to news and information about the application of Semantic Technologies.

On May 21, 2014 SemanticWeb.com published an online story about the OceanLink project

OceanLink at C4P Workshop

Posted by Bob Arko on May 21, 2014

Joined EarthCube RCN Cyberinfrastructure for Paleobiology (C4P) Workshop, presented OceanLink motivation and results to date (Hitzler, "Ontology Design Patterns: Some Key Ideas") and discussed potential development with physical samples, taxonomy, and age models.

May 21-23, 2014

Washington, DC, Ocean Leadership Offices

OceanLink at EGU 2014

Posted by Bob Arko on April 27, 2014

Presented results at EGU 2014 General Assembly in session ESSI1.2, including "Semantic Entity Pairing for Improved Data Validation and Discovery" (Shepherd et. al) and "Enhancing Ocean Research Data Access" (Chandler et al.).

April 27 - May 2, 2014

Austria Convention Center, Vienna

OceanLink at OGC TPC 2014

Posted by Bob Arko on March 24, 2014

Presented results at OGC Technical &Planning Committee 2014 meeting, special EarthCube session.  Slides (Arko et al.) and discussion with other Building Blocks and Concept Design teams. 

March 24-28, 2014

Arlington, Virginia (Crystal City)

OceanLink Team Meeting #3

Posted by Bob Arko on January 8, 2014

Reviewed first complete draft of design patterns and controlled vocabularies (below), incl. initial mapping to BCO-DMO and R2R Linked Open Data graphs, and launched schema.oceanlink.org workspace.

January 8-10, 2014

Washington, DC  coincident with the ESIP Winter Meeting

Agent      http://schema.oceanlink.org/agent
Agent Role    http://schema.oceanlink.org/agent-role
Cruise        http://schema.oceanlink.org/cruise
Data File    http://schema.oceanlink.org/data-file
Data File Set    http://schema.oceanlink.org/data-file-set
Document  http://...

OceanLink at AGU 2013

Posted by Bob Arko on December 9, 2013

Presented OceanLink motivation and initial results at AGU Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #IN23B "Leveraging Crowdsourcing and Linked Open Data for Geoscience Data Sharing and Discovery" (Narock et al).

December 9-13, 2013

San Francisco, California

OceanLink Team Meeting #2

Posted by Bob Arko on November 6, 2013

Meeting at UMBC Research and Technology Park South to cont. development of design patterns focusing on Cruise, Vessel, Award, Program; evaluate existing community vocabularies; and launch www.oceanlink.org Web portal.

November 6-8, 2013

Baltimore, Maryland

OceanLink Team Meeting #1

Posted by Bob Arko on October 7, 2013

OceanLink presentation (Hitzler) at the EarthCube Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Workshop, followed by OceanLink team meeting at BCO-DMO headquarters to discuss initial ontology design patterns and project timeline, and tour of research vessel Corwith Cramer in port.

October 7-9, 2013

Woods Hole, Massachusetts