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Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 679–691 | Cite as

Semantic catalog of things, services, and data to support a wind data management facility

  • E. G. StephanEmail author
  • T. O. Elsethagen
  • L. K. Berg
  • M. C. Macduff
  • P. R. Paulson
  • W. J. Shaw
  • C. Sivaraman
  • W. P. Smith
  • A. Wynne
Article

Abstract

Transparency and data integrity are crucial to any scientific study wanting to garner impact and credibility in the scientific community. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how this can be achieved using what we define as the Semantic Catalog. The catalog exploits community vocabularies as well as linked open data best practices to seamlessly describe and link things, data, and off-the-shelf (OTS) services to support scientific offshore wind energy research for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Wind and Water Power Program. This is largely made possible by leveraging collaborative advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), Semantic Web, Linked Services, Linked Open Data (LOD), and Resource Description Framework (RDF) vocabulary communities, which provides the foundation for our design. By adapting these linked community best practices, we designed a wind characterization Data Management Facility (DMF) capable of continuous data collection, processing, and preservation of in situ and remote sensing instrument measurements. The design incorporates the aforementioned Semantic Catalog which provides a transparent and ubiquitous interface for its user community to the things, data, and services for which the DMF is composed.

Keywords

Web of things Linked data Semantic web Linked services Atmosphere Data management facility 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Reference Facility for Offshore Renewable Energy (RFORE). The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated for DOE by Battelle Memorial Institute under contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Stephan
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. O. Elsethagen
    • 1
  • L. K. Berg
    • 1
  • M. C. Macduff
    • 1
  • P. R. Paulson
    • 1
  • W. J. Shaw
    • 1
  • C. Sivaraman
    • 1
  • W. P. Smith
    • 1
  • A. Wynne
    • 2
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  2. 2.Robert Bosch LLC, Research and Technology Center North AmericaPittsburghUSA

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