Service-Oriented Grid Computing for SAFORAH

  • Ashok Agarwal
  • Patrick Armstrong
  • Andre Charbonneau
  • Hao Chen
  • Ronald J. Desmarais
  • Ian Gable
  • David G. Goodenough
  • Aimin Guan
  • Roger Impey
  • Belaid Moa
  • Wayne Podaima
  • Randall Sobie
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5976)

Abstract

The SAFORAH project (System of Agents for Forest Observation Research with Advanced Hierarchies) was created to coordinate and streamline the archiving and sharing of large geospatial data sets between various research groups within the Canadian Forest Service, the University of Victoria, and various other academic and government partners. Recently, it has become apparent that the availability of image processing services would improve the utility of the SAFORAH system. We describe a project to integrate SAFORAH with a computational grid using the Globus middleware. We outline a modular design that will allow us to incorporate new components as well as enhance the long-term sustainability of the project. We will describe the status of this project showing how it will add a new capability to the SAFORAH forestry project giving researchers a powerful tool for environmental and forestry research.

Keywords

Forestry remote sensing computing grids 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashok Agarwal
    • 3
  • Patrick Armstrong
    • 3
  • Andre Charbonneau
    • 4
  • Hao Chen
    • 2
  • Ronald J. Desmarais
    • 3
  • Ian Gable
    • 3
  • David G. Goodenough
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aimin Guan
    • 2
  • Roger Impey
    • 4
  • Belaid Moa
    • 1
  • Wayne Podaima
    • 4
  • Randall Sobie
    • 3
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VictoriaVictoria
  2. 2.Canadian Forest ServiceNatural Resources Canada (NRCan) 
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of VictoriaVictoria
  4. 4.Information Management Services BranchNational Research Council CanadaOttawa
  5. 5.Instittue for Particle PhysicsCanada

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