DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth)

DataONE serves “as a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data.”

Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, DataONE ensures “the preservation and access to multi-scale, multi-discipline, and multi-national science data.” DataONE transcends “domain boundaries and makes biological data available from the genome to the ecosystem; makes environmental data available from atmospheric, ecological, hydrological, and oceanographic sources; provides secure and long-term preservation and access; and engages scientists, land-managers, policy makers, students, educators, and the public through logical access and intuitive visualizations.” {RG 12/17/13}