Data Analysis and Mangement

The Gates Lab is working at several scales on innovations in data management, with projects and implementations ranging from the very practical to the very aspirational. We are investing in a major effort to move its operational standards to the next level for making protocols, coding, workflows, and data publications open access and citable, based in large part on advanced standards described in EarthCube OntoSoft’s  Geoscience Papers of the Future.
We are experimenting with the use of Zenodo , Dataverse , and other digital repositories for storing and sharing each of these research products, and are constantly working to improve our capture, organization, tracking, documentation, and interoperability of a wide range of data types, including environmental, spatial, organismal, genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic and other -omic data for corals and the coral holobiont. 
We are working hard to nurture development and availability to all coral reef researchers of these kinds of tools plus new tools and repositories to come through  CRESCYNT, the Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network, an NSF  EarthCube Research Coordination Network. Please consider joining us in this work at – membership and participation is open to all coral reef scientists and allows  coral reefs and researchers to benefit fully from new cyberinfrastructure developments.

Projects and Activities

EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to transform research in the academic geosciences community. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating our ability to understand and predict the Earth system.

Funding Agencies

CRESCYNT: Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network
The Coral Reef Science & Cyberinfrastructure Network (CRESCYNT) is an EarthCube research coordination network. CRESCYNT is a multi-tiered and multidisciplinary network of coral reef researchers, ocean scientists, cyberinfrastructure specialists, and computer scientists. We invite YOUR participation in the collective effort to foster data interoperability, discoverability, and reuse to better serve integrative science for the benefit of coral reefs and other earth systems. We have made much progress by serving as a use case for other EarthCube groups, by supporting exchange between  domain scientists and technical experts, and by sharing newly available tools with the coral reef research community and others.