Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge
Ecoinformatics site parent site of Partnership for Biodiversity Informatics site parent site of SEEK - Home
Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge




About SEEK

This is version 10. It is not the current version, and thus it cannot be edited.
[Back to current version]   [Restore this version]

The Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge (SEEK) is a system designed to facilitate not only data acquisition and archiving, but integrating, transforming, analyzing, and synthesizing ecological and biodiversity data that was previously intractable.

The goals of SEEK are to build cyberinfrastructure which creates fundamental improvements in how researchers can:

  • gain global access to ecological data and information,
  • locate and utilize distributed computational services, and
  • exercise powerful new methods for capturing, reproducing, and analyzing data by extending ecological and biodiversity analysis and research capabilities.

The SEEK cyberinfrastructure encompasses three integrated systems:

  • EcoGrid-- a next generation internet architecture for data storage, sharing, access and analysis;
  • Semantic Mediation System -- an advanced reasoning system that can determine whether relevant data and analytical components may be automatically transformed for use with a selected workflow; and
  • Analysis and Modeling System -- a visual, automated environment where ecologists can design, modify and incorporate analyses to compose new workflows and models.

This SEEK cyberinfrastructure is being developed to address the many challenges associated with data accessibility and integration of large-scale biocomplexity data in the ecological sciences. SEEK will enable ecologists to efficiently capture, organize and search for data and analytical processes from their desk-top in a user friendly interface -- ultimately providing resources typically out of reach for many ecologists.

More About SEEK

Go to top   More info...   Attach file...
This particular version was published on 03-Sep-2004 08:24:55 PDT by LTER.stekell.