NOAA’s Big Data Project vendors – Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft – all participated and spoke about what has been done so far, and potential for ocean data opportunities, as the Big Data Project was operationalized just this past Winter (December 2019). Together, NOAA and partners discussed a suite of questions in small break out groups that fell into three broader topics:
- Emerging Strategies and Technologies to Collect, Share, Process, and Analyze Ocean Data;
- Partner Collaborations and Data Integration; and
- Reimagining the Ocean Data Ecosystem – Solutions and Recommendations.
Outcomes may include the community moving toward an Ocean Data Consortium.
For more information on what datasets are available with Cloud vendors via the Big Data Project, visit NCICS/CISESS, the broker between NOAA Big Data Project and NOAA’s cloud providers and NOAA Big Data Project.