Construction of an online platform for marine-Earth science data
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) offers marine-Earth science data to the world, including observation data from JAMSTEC’s academic research and simulation data produced using high-performance computers. These data are indispensable for understanding climate change and the marine-Earth environment, and for promoting scientific knowledge to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the improvement of the health of the world's marine ecosystems. The United Nations (UN) promotes science and technology innovation through their sustainable development goals (SDGs), and promotes access to and the use of information. To support the UN SDGs of promoting sustainable industrialization, building resilient infrastructure, reducing the impacts of climate change, and the conservation and sustainable use of marine ecosystems (SDG 9, 13, and 14, respectively), scientific knowledge of marine-Earth systems is needed more than ever. This requires a system through which information can be accessed and used widely.
JAMSTEC is building a platform to provide marine-Earth science data via the Internet. This platform has many functions and assumes various actors as users. The marine-Earth science data acquired through JAMSTEC's research teams and projects are offered through this platform for use by actors all over the world.
In the future, JAMSTEC will continue to developing an online platform with the following functionality