The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Data Management System for the Arctic Sciences
Apponi U., V. Romano, G. De Franceschi, P. Del Carlo, I. Isola, P. Macrì, G. Muscari, L. Sagnotti, L. Spogli, S. Urbini (2017). Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, B5, 549-556, doi:10.17265/2162-5263/2016.11.006.
The brokering approach can be successfully used to overcome the crucial question of searching among enormous amount of data (raw and/or processed) produced and stored in different information systems. In this paper, authors describe the Data Management System the DMS (Data Management System) developed by INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia) to support the brokering system GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) adopted for the ARCA (Arctic Present Climate Change and Past Extreme Events) project. This DMS includes heterogeneous data that contributes to the ARCA objective (www.arcaproject.it) focusing on multi-parametric and multi-disciplinary studies on the mechanism (s) behind the release of large volumes of cold and fresh water from melting of ice caps. The DMS is accessible directly at the www.arca.rm.ingv.it, or through the IADC (Italian Arctic Data Center) at http://arcticnode.dta.cnr.it/iadc/gi-portal/index.jsp that interoperates with the GEOSS brokering system (http://www.geoportal.org/) making easy and fast the search of specific data set and its URL.