ESS-DIVE: Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem

Principal Investigator(s): 

Matthew B. Jones


NCEAS is a partner on the development of this Earth and environmental science data archive for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ESS-DIVE will archive and make publicly available observational, experimental, and modeling data from DOE-funded research.


NCEAS will help enhance the archive in the following ways:

(1) apply user-experience research methods to understand user and contributor needs;

(2) support early data archiving during project QA/QC;

(3) support ESS projects' data-use requirements;

(4) support community-built tools;

(5) support search of extracted ESS-DIVE data and external data with a Fusion database;

(6) support a defined set of data management plan components; and

(7) support archiving of private data.


The innovative strategies, strong connections with other data archiving projects, and inclusive community-based approaches of this project will increase the quality of environmental data and optimize their value to future research  endeavors.


Visit the ESS-DIVE website.