North-Central Section - 39th Annual Meeting (May 19–20, 2005)

Paper No. 5
Presentation Time: 9:20 AM


KELBERER, Michael1, CAMPBELL, Karen2, MORIN, Paul3 and BODE, Collin1, (1)National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, Univ of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, 2 Third Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (2)National Ctr for Earth-surface Dynamics, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, 2 Third Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (3)Department of Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Minnesota, 310 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0219,

As the demand for complex, integrated, multidisciplinary models of natural systems grows, the need for a robust system for archiving and providing access grows with it. The National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) – an NSF Science and Technology Center comprised of biologists, civil engineers, ecologists, geologists, geomorphologists, and social scientists - develops integrated, ecogeodynamic models of Earth surface processes. NCED is in the process of creating a multidisciplinary observatory at its field site, and is actively grappling with the multidisciplinary data collection, archival, and retrieval problem. This talk is a report on our progress to date and an overview of the outstanding issues.