ESS-DIVE was announced as DataONE’s latest member node on September 18, 2018. “With the contributions from ESS-DIVE, DataONE now exposes over 1.16M data objects across its Member Nodes. By joining DataONE, ESS-DIVE reinforces its mission to preserve, expand access to, and improve usability of critical data. Deb Agarwal, a scientist in Berkeley Lab’s CRD and lead of the ESS-DIVE project, explains that becoming a DataONE Member Node will make ESS-DIVE “an even more powerful tool, as the library’s DOE-funded data contents will be discoverable in cross-catalogue searches.”
A recent news article mentions ESS-DIVE as a game changer for environmental research.
“Now accessing archival data generated by environmental field, experimental and modeling activities has gotten much easier with the April 1 launch of ESS-DIVE (Environmental System Science – Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem)—a digital archive that serves as a repository for hundreds of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded research projects under the agency’s Environmental System Science umbrella, which includes the Subsurface Biogeochemical Research and Terrestrial Ecosystem Sciences programs. The digital library also serves datasets that were previously stored in DOE’s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center archive..”