Rolling Deck to Repository
The NSF-funded Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) program envisions the academic fleet as an integrated global observing system, with routine underway data and documentation flowing directly from research vessels to a central shore-side repository. R2R was initiated as a pilot project in September 2008, and advanced to a fleet-wide program in October 2009. The program’s fundamental goals are to ensure long-term preservation of original underway sensor data; to improve the quality of these data through automated assessment and feedback; and to make data and documentation more easily accessible.
Collaborators: Cyndy Chandler (WHOI), Shawn Smith (FSU), Karen Stocks (UCSD/SIO).