Earth Sciences Community: History

Recognition of challenges, and leadership to address them ...

  • Global data exchange and processing within community is a necessity
    • "Standards" developed within subcommunities
    • Exchange between subcommunities facilitated by docs and tools
  • Inventing solutions to fill technology gaps
  • Early adoption of commercial or open source solutions:
    • Satellite comm and Internet for data exchange
    • DBMS for metadata storage, data management
    • Web for information exchange, data access
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