Cybera Inc. is looking to have a logo designed for one of its pilot projects, the GeoChronos Platform (GCP). The GCP will address thecyberinfrastructure needs of earth observation scientists.
The GCP will enable interactive access to scientific data andapplications by earth observation scientists. It will leverage Web 2.0and social networking concepts to develop a rich environment thatfacilitates collaboration and sharing of information.
Cybera is looking for a logo in all formats (colour, grayscale, inverted, print form, online form, etc). This logo will be used on the online portal/platform, as well as in most promotional products for the program.
More info is available upon request. For more info on Cybera, please visit http://www.cybera.ca.
More Background on GeoChronos
This will beachieved through the use of a model-driven architecture that allows fornew data sources, and new applications to be quickly integrated intothe platform by domain scientists. Integrating tools, data, andcomputing resources into a single platform will enable the automationof scientific workflows. The GCP will also provide tools for developinga web accessible spectral library. This will allow earth observationscientists to contribute to, and query a database of vegetationspectra. The spectral library will support rich metadata necessary forinterpreting observed spectra. The GCP will bring together tools, data,and resources within a web accessible, content rich, collaborativeenvironment. The intention is that this platform becomes a one stopshop for earth observation science.
The earth observation science community encompasses researchersfocused on the monitoring and analysis of the earth’s ecosystem. Thisfield incorporates research in remote sensing, modeling, simulation,and spatio-temporal data management. Earth observation scientistsanalyze and maintain large data sets from a variety of sensors. Thisdata includes satellite data, ground based data and airborne data, allof which involve spectra containing information on key surfaceproperties (species composition, physiological state, etc). Although alarge number of agreements exist which outline the policies for thesharing of data among this community, the cyberinfrastructure needed tostandardize and share these data is not available. For example,spectral libraries are integral to the work of earth observationscientists, yet there is a need for better tools that would allow themto share or query these libraries. More generally, earth observationscientists do not have the tools needed to allow them to effectivelycollaborate and share data, applications, experiences or thedevelopment of new approaches for the analysis of data.