GEON is partnered with the EarthScope project to provide a one-stop portal for download of EarthScope Data using portal technology developed by the GEON Project.
The EarthScope Data Portal team consists of members from the GEON project at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Incorporated Research Institution for Seismology (IRIS), University NAVSTAR Consortium (UNAVCO) and International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP).
The goal of the EarthScope Data Portal is to provide a single point of access to discover and download EarthScope data from the United States Seismic Array (USArray), Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) and San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) experiments. These data are stored in archives at IRIS, UNAVCO, and ICDP, respectively. The beta version of the EarthScope Data portal is hosted at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and can be accessed at http://es-portal.geongrid.org.
The EarthScope Portal leverages the significant portal development efforts of the GEON Project at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, SDSC, and the development of web service interfaces at the three data archive facilities. The portal is implemented using the open source GridSphere portal software infrastructure which supports the well-known Java portlet interface, viz. JSR 168 or the Portlet API. It uses a set of “core” portlets that have been developed in GEON for Data Registration, Search, and Workspace Services.