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The NatCarb geoportal: Linking distributed data from the Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships

Journal of Map & Geography Libraries

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DOI: 10.1300/J230v04n01_08

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Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships are generating the data for a "carbon atlas" of key geospatial data (carbon sources, potential sinks, etc.) required for rapid implementation of carbon sequestration on a broad scale. The NATional CARBon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System (NatCarb) provides Web-based, nation-wide data access. Distributed computing solutions link partnerships and other publicly accessible repositories of geological, geophysical, natural resource, infrastructure, and environmental data. Data are maintained and enhanced locally, but assembled and accessed through a single geoportal. NatCarb, as a first attempt at a national carbon cyberinfrastructure (NCCI), assembles the data required to address technical and policy challenges of carbon capture and storage. We present a path forward to design and implement a comprehensive and successful NCCI. ?? 2007 The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The NatCarb geoportal: Linking distributed data from the Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships
Series title:
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
DOI:
10.1300/J230v04n01_08
Volume
4
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
First page:
131
Last page:
147
Number of Pages:
17