Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine
The Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine (http://ecoengine.berkeley.edu), provides an open Application Programming Interface (API) for researchers to explore, visualize, and analyze a wealth biological and geospatial information on global change, agnostic to software platform. It also liberates and integrates highly complex data from specimens in natural history museums, field experiments & observations, aerial and satellite imagery, measurements from environmental sensor networks, and global change model predictions.
The Ecoengine aims to be a model for informatics that promotes reproducible and open science across domains. We create web-based building blocks to access data from established repositories while promoting best practices to uncover ‘dark’ datasets from orphaned or remote labs. Our architecture is structured to promote use of the biodiversity and environmental datasets in data driven, transparent platforms. We welcome developers and researchers of all skills to use the Ecoengine tools and hopefully be inspired to create their own with Ecoengine-based applications.