Published 19 July 2012
OLYMPIA – The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 20, in The Forum Room, 3rd floor of Parrington Hall, University of Washington Campus.
The meeting will also be broadcast by webinar so people may join online.
The meeting agenda includes discussions of recommendations on research and monitoring; reducing local sources of nitrogen; adapting and remediating the impacts of ocean acidification; and public education and outreach.
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Published 19 July 2012
Tags: chemistry, methods
DataTurbine is a robust real-time streaming data engine that lets you quickly stream live data from experiments, labs, web cams and even Java-enabled cell phones. It acts as a “black box” to which applications and devices send and receive data. Think of it as express delivery for your data, be it numbers, video, sound or text. For ecological applications, DataTurbine is useful for moving data in near real time from sensors to field stations to data centers. DataTurbine handles time series data over networks with intermittent connectivity. It is vendor-neutral, so it works with sensors and dataloggers from a variety of manufacturers and research labs.
DataTurbine is a buffered middleware product, not simply a publish/subscribe system. In distributed systems, middleware is the software layer that lies between the operating system and the applications running at individual sites (Middleware). DataTurbine can receive data from various sources (sensors, web cams, etc.) and send data to various sinks (visualization interfaces, analysis tools, databases, etc). It has “TiVO” like functionality that lets applications pause and rewind live streaming data.
DataTurbine is open source and free. There is also an active developer and user community that continues to evolve the software and assist in applications. The development and publication of DataTurbine is currently supported by the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation and by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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