To provide a geographically dispersed research community with customized tools to help them manage and share environmental monitoring data.
GeoChronos is a set of collaboration and management tools, hosted in an online portal, that enable earth observation researchers to integrate, analyze, visualize and share environmental monitoring data. The portal combines data integration tools, scientific applications and various computing resources into a single point of access. Using satellite technology, pictures of the Earth are collected continuously and stored in the portal. GeoChronos then provides scientists with social networking tools to discuss, analyze and make effective use of this data.
How GeoChronos Affects You:
The research and analysis supported by GeoChronos is helping earth observation scientists develop a better understanding of the impacts of climate change, biodiversity and environmental disturbances on the Earth’s ecosystem. The scope of this research is broad - running from deforestation effects on animal migration, to carbon levels in local fauna. As well as enabling the detailed study of such Earth issues, the project is also at the forefront of “green” IT research. With support from CANARIE’s GreenStar Network, the GeoChronos successfully switched over to a renewably-run computer centre at the beginning of 2011.
This over $1 million project is jointly funded by Cybera and CANARIE.