Ocean Data Discovery Application
This application will allow researchers to use a unified ontology-based data discovery form to search for oceanographic datasets. The datasets can then be collected and used in the data integration application. This application is under construction.
Sometimes trying to solve a problem leads you to interesting questions. We were trying to assign different datasets whose location was identified by a geocode (LAT/LONG) and wanted to know in which named sea they were collected (Weddel Sea? The Mediterranean?). It turns out there is no public service to reverse geocodes into location names. So we made one. Thanks to the efforts of Antonio Zaitoun, The see-sea service is now on-line: https://see-sea.odini.net/docs and allows you to locate the closest salt-water body of water/reef/gulf. The names and locations were retrieved from wikidata.org.