Earth Data Store – A Networked Ecosystem for Earth Observation Data Analytics
The Earth Data Store project provides a cloud-based repository for information about our earth. This encompasses satellite information, environmental models, sensors, and many other types of data that allow users to ask questions of this data to help inform their understanding of the world. The outputs of the project will allow economic development to be balanced with environmental protection. Interns on this project will interact with organizations such as BC Parks Foundation and port authorities to understand what information they need to make the best decisions possible and keep interested parties involved in the vital work that they are doing. The needs of our coastal first nations and many businesses in maintaining highly private geographical data sources, while still being able to share the information that they decide to is an important element of the distributed data store that we are building.