Date(s) - 11/16/21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grand Stafford Theater


Noah Phillips: The StraboSpot Data System: Developing Integrated Applications and Repositories for Big Data in the Geosciences

Noah is a Postdoctoral Research Associate – him main areas of research are: Faults and Shear Zones, Tectonophysics, Rheology, Microstructures –

Noah Phillips

Big data in the geosciences is fundamental for understanding volcanoes, earthquakes, the movement of tectonic plates, climate change, and other Earth systems processes. Recent changes in data policies requires researchers to house data associated with their publications in accessible data repositories, but most data ends up in disparate locations with no ability to query multiple datasets. The StraboSpot team is producing open source and open API applications for data collection which automatically store data in a searchable repository.

Applications have been developed for field geology and microscopy, and an application for experimental data is currently being developed. This talk will demonstrate the current capabilities of the StraboSpot system and how it is facilitating big data science and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data principles.