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Over One Billion Measurements in Marinexplore


Image: Marinexplore Creating a marine data collaboration platform providing value in your daily work requires that the major data sources are easily available for exploration. When Marinexplore was launched, access to the most recent oceanographic data was enabled. Now, with the latest update, it is possible to get access also to historical datasets. The number of the measurements available in Marinexplore was doubled with the data storage update. The number of available measurements is now over one billion. The gathered data covers over 30 years of ocean exploration, enabling longitudinal studies of the global ocean. The largest contribution to the growth comes from importing the entire history of NOAA in-situ measurements from buoys and other floating devices, except ADCP beam measurements that will be integrated separately. "Continuously upgrading the data storage is an important priority for Marinexplore, since the rate of oceanographic data growth is accelerating" said André Karpištšenko, Technology Lead of Marinexplore. A good illustration of the pace of growth is the estimated National Climate Data Center data size that doubled in
just two years from 5PB in 2010 to 10PB in 2012. "The technical changes deployed this week optimize data representation in our system, allowing us to extend the number of data sources and to continue growing the size of the database. We are looking forward to your feedback on what data sources you would like to see next"
explained Karpištšenko. With the requests of adding new data sources to Marinexplore he told to contact Kalle Kagi, Product Manager of Marinexplore, by sending an email at kalle @ marinexplore.com. Sunnyvale, CA based company is hiring, so data and software engineers who want to join Marinexplore in building a global marine data platform can take a look at their job board.


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