A collection of related data files and metadata. These may be data from a sensor or a network of sensors, data from a field campaign or experiment, software for analysis or modeling, model setup and results.
Descriptive information about data files necessary for the reuse of data. Metadata should thoroughly describe the data
Reporting Formats are community-developed guidelines for formatting data consistently that can enable data harmonization and synthesis.
The Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier provides anyone a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes researchers from one another and provides a record that supports automatic links among all professional activities.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
A unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (e.g., The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the internet. ESS-DIVE assigns a DOI when your data package is published and made available electronically.
ESS-DIVE: Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem
The Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) is a U.S. DOE data archive for earth and environmental science data. We manage data, models and software generated from research on terrestrial and subsurface environments spanning bedrock to canopy, across a range of scientific disciplines including hydro(geo)logy, geophysics, biogeochemistry, climate, and ecology. Our mission is to archive the data and and make it publicly available for advanced data search, retrieval and analysis. ESS-DIVE is supported by the DOE’s Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research.
CDIAC: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), was a U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) climate change data and information analysis center, located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). CDIAC operated as an archive for over 30 years ending in September 2017. CDIAC’s data holdings have been transferred to ESS-DIVE.
ESS: Environmental Systems Science
A U.S. DOE Office of Science program under the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Program. The Environmental System Science activity seeks to advance a robust predictive understanding of terrestrial surface and subsurface ecosystems, within a domain that extends from the bedrock to the top of the vegetated canopy and from molecular to global scales.
DOE: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy is a Cabinet-level department of the United States whose mission is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
NERSC: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary scientific computing facility for the Office of Science in the DOE.
ESGF: Earth System Grid Federation
The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) is a collaboration that develops, deploys and maintains software infrastructure for the management, dissemination, and analysis of model output and observational data. It is an interagency and international effort led by the DOE, and co-funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and international laboratories such as the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Australian National University (ANU) National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL), and the British Atmospheric Data Center (BADC).
NCEAS: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
NCEAS is a research center of the University of California, Santa Barbara whose mission is (1) rapidly advance ecological knowledge through analysis and synthesis of existing data to address critical environmental challenges for the benefit of nature and the well-being of people; (2) provide computing solutions to enable networked scientific collaboration by leveraging NCEAS’ innovation and leadership in informatics; and (3) promote the skills, knowledge and collaborative culture among scientists, policy-makers, and resource managers necessary for transformative research and to speed application.
DataONE: Data Observation Network for Earth
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that provides open and secure access to Earth observational data. DataONE is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, partners with ESS-DIVE on providing Digital Object Identifiers and metadata enhancement for data packages submitted to ESS-DIVE.