Harvesting Field Station Data: Raspberry Pi Sensors to Jetstream Databases
TimeTuesday, July 246:30pm - 8:30pm
DescriptionBiological and marine field stations have a long history of collecting information about the environment – in fact, they often have records which extend decades—even a century or more—into the past. These records are valuable; however, they are not always accessible to those who need to use them. Fortunately modern cyberinfrastructure can aid in making data collected (now and moving forward) available for consumption. Here we outline a proof-of-concept workflow that will make the task of collecting data to understanding data more attainable for researchers. Field stations now frequently collect environmental data via remote sensors—we develop this data collection process by generating real environmental measurements using Raspberry Pi’s. Once data is collected, we develop methods to feed this data to a database hosted on an XSEDE virtual machine (i.e. Jetstream and Wrangler). We then demonstrate how database pulling and visualization works on Jetstream.