Subproject 3: Database and Analysis System
Subproject 3 Database and Analysis System develops an integrative analytical database serving as a central data repository and computation system that will assure both the immediate and long-term usability of the products of subproject 1 and 2. As such, it will represent the IDESSA decision-support system, consisting of the following components:
- A flexible data base system allowing the efficient storage and access to heterogeneous and multi-disciplinary datasets and related metadata information;
- A visual data-mining and processing component allowing the computation and explorative analyses of the data derived from the atmospheric and land-cover monitoring, as well as facilitating the simulations of rule-based savanna dynamics;
- A web-based front end for (a) scientists to control their operational tasks and analyze scenario computations within a scientific workflow system, and (b) stakeholders to conduct contextualized, query-based retrievals. Visual analytics will support the visualization of queries and scenario computations.