Navigation Links
Storing vertebrates in the cloud
Date:8/24/2011

What Google is attempting for books, the University of California, Berkeley, plans to do for the world's vertebrate specimens: store them in "the cloud."

Online storage of information from vertebrate collections at the Smithsonian Institution, American Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Natural History in Paris, UC Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) and from hundreds of other animal collections around the world or at least, all collections that include animals with backbones will make them readily available to academic researchers and citizen scientists alike.

Computing clouds are shared pools of servers that can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, and are far more reliable than computer servers at individual institutions.

The project to create VertNet, a cloud-based collection of vertebrate specimens, got off the ground this summer thanks to a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The effort is led by UC Berkeley museum curators and involves colleagues from the University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Kansas in Lawrence; and Tulane University in New Orleans.

VertNet coordinator David Bloom said VertNet would have been invaluable after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, telling scientists and others about the animals potentially affected.

"But no one knew where the fauna were and how they might be impacted, even though the information that could tell them resided in bird and fish collections around the country," Bloom said. "There was just no single place to go to find out where the collections were, and no easy way to put these data together, even now. We have to get started."

VertNet will pave the way for similar cloud-based resources consolidating animal and plant information from state, national and international collections. UC Berkeley itself is involved in NSF-funded projects to digitize audio, plant, insect and paleontolog
'/>"/>

Contact: Robert Sanders
rsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Restoring memory, repairing damaged brains
2. Storing seeds for a rainy day -- or in this case, a fire
3. Restoring the European Beaver: 50 Years of Experience by G. Sjoberg and J.P. Ball
4. MIT biologists find that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 slows spread of advanced tumors
5. Storing carbon dioxide deep underground in rock form
6. Restoring a natural root signal helps to fight a major corn pest
7. Wired for sound: A small fishs brain illustrates how people and other vertebrates produce sounds
8. Port Valdez invertebrates stabilized 26 years after quake
9. Genetic clues to evolution of jaws in vertebrates unearthed by CU-led team
10. Prehistoric fish extinction paved the way for modern vertebrates
11. Singapore scientists join international study of 10,000 vertebrates genomes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Storing vertebrates in the cloud
(Date:7/28/2014)... explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in 1911, ... long before any human. , Using data from 16 ... Antarctic continent, including the South Pole, a group led ... in Reno, Nevada, created the most accurate and precise ... continent. The new record, described in an article published ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular ... surgery in serious cases. This disease can lead to ... , At The University of Texas Health Science Center ... preventative treatment in a mouse model of the disease ... Their proof-of-concept study appears in the journal Cell ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... -- Fifteen years ago, MIT professor John Essigmann and colleagues ... an HIV drug. They thought if they could induce the ... and eventually die out a strategy that our immune ... such a drug, which caused HIV to mutate at an ... virus from patients in a small clinical trial reported in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 2Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 3Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice 2Forced mutations doom HIV 2Forced mutations doom HIV 3Forced mutations doom HIV 4
... since Darwin first published The Origin of the Species, ... common ancestor of all living species. Paleontological, biochemical, and ... tree. Now a team of researchers, led by ... at Buffalo and including area high school students, has ...
... largest drought in 50 years has severely damaged much of ... Minnesota,s 2012 corn crop. While an extreme, this summer,s condition ... to use limited resources like water in an effective and ... the University of Minnesota, seeks to address these challenges through ...
... forest reserves in a new study are ineffective, according ... by William Laurance, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical ... and more than 200 co-authors., "Biodiversity is declining ... Republic of Congo, Xishuangbanna in southern China, and Northern ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers dig through the gene bank to uncover the roots of the evolutionary tree 2U of M researcher's 'Darwinian Agriculture' explains how evolution can improve agriculture 2U of M researcher's 'Darwinian Agriculture' explains how evolution can improve agriculture 3
(Date:7/29/2014)... Tenn. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... in biomass feedstock supply innovation and supply chain ... proprietary feedstock management systems, Energy Grange™ and Supply ... of R&D and in-the-field testing aimed at consolidating ... offering benefits to landowners, farmers and feedstock end ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... G-CON Manufacturing Inc., the standard in ... a new leadership appointment designed to drive the company’s ... , Maik Jornitz, Chief Operating Officer of G-Con ... with leading the pioneering company through its next phase ... of development and look forward to providing our next ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 White papers by Clinovo ... based eClinical technologies, have been published by leading pharmaceutical ... a long line of white papers by Clinovo to ... Science Leader, Pharmaceutical Online, and OpenHealthNews. , At the ... by CTO Marc Desgrousilliers, 'The Five Essentials of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... VA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The ... nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to ... Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Workgroup has developed ... a Health Plan and Payer?” The HPID Workgroup, a ... closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Genera Energy Introduces Proprietary Feedstock Management Systems 2Genera Energy Introduces Proprietary Feedstock Management Systems 3Genera Energy Introduces Proprietary Feedstock Management Systems 4G-CON Manufacturing, Inc. Announces Maik Jornitz as President 2Clinovo White Papers Published in Summer 2014 Editions of Leading Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Publications 2Clinovo White Papers Published in Summer 2014 Editions of Leading Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Publications 3WEDI’s HPID Workgroup Announces Release of Issue Brief: “What is the Difference Between a Health Plan and Payer?” 2
... May 11 N30 Pharma (N30), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery ... oxide, announced today that it has completed a $10 million financing and ... , Joining the Company,s ... , , ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc.,(Nasdaq: YONG ), ("Yongye" or the "Company") a ... China , today announced that it will conduct a conference call at ... for the quarter ended March 31,2010 . , ... To participate in the live conference call, ...
... China , May 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc.,(Nasdaq: SSRX ... on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing,biopharmaceutical products, today announced that it will ... on May 16, 2010 ,at 8:00pm (Eastern). , ... Following ...
Cached Biology Technology:Yongye International Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results 23SBio Inc. To Report 2010 First Quarter Unaudited Financial Results on May 16, 2010 2
...
Cell Culture Flask, 25 cm, tissue-culture treated polystyrene...
... Virgin, optically clear polystyrene with frosted ... coordinates for cell counting. 100% integrity ... a new product number, created to ... showing no availability yet, please order ...
... clear polystyrene with frosted labeling surfaces, ... cell counting. 100% integrity tested. Linkage: ... product number, created to easily match ... availability yet, please order under the ...
Biology Products: