The Visualization Center creates interactive 3D visualizations, movies and presentations for the following projects:
EarthScope is a bold undertaking to apply modern observational, analytical and telecommunications technologies to investigate the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the physical processes controlling earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Welcome to RIDGE VIEW! The intent of this visualization portal is to provide community access to an interdisciplinary array of information and 3-D visualizations pertaining to study sites of the Ridge 2000. Currently, all the visualizations focus on the Lau Basin, however we intend to also include visualizations of the Juan de Fuca Ridge and East Pacific Rise datasets in the not-so-distant future.
The Ocean Observatories Initiative(OOI) Cyberinfrastructure(CI) is a program that focuses the science, technology, education and outreach of an emerging network of science driven ocean observing systems. Building on the heritage of the ship-based expeditionary era of the last century, oceanography is commencing a new phase in which research scientists increasingly seek continuous interaction with the ocean environment to adaptively observe the earth-ocean-atmosphere system. The Scripps Visualization Center has been involved in various OOI briefings, in collaboration with the Center for Earth Observations and Applications.
SCCOOS aims to synthesize its observations into products that will provide a scientific basis for evaluating and improving management and guardianship of, and response to the ocean environment and its resources. SCCOOS will: make observations, collect real-time data, and develop models; convert these into products that are useful to the public, and to agencies and organizations interested in the ocean; and solicit feedback from these users on how these products can be improved.
The Laboratory for the Ocean Observatory Knowledge INtegration Grid (LOOKING) is primarily a research effort into the identification, synthesis, and assemblage of existing and emerging concepts and technologies into a coherent viable cyberinfrastructure design. The goal of this effort is to federate ocean observatories into an integrated knowledge grid.
This page lets you click on a certain region on the world map and dowload a Fledermaus SD data object.
The OptIPuter, so named for its use of Optical networking, Internet Protocol, computer storage, processing and visualization technologies, is an envisioned infrastructure that will tightly couple computational resources over parallel optical networks using the IP communication mechanism. The goal of this new architecture is to enable scientists who are generating terabytes and petabytes of data to interactively visualize, analyze, and correlate their data from multiple storage sites connected to optical networks.
GLVF sites are equipped with a wide-range of visualization systems and are already connected to high-speed multi-gigabit metropolitan, national and international networks. GLVF can provide a means for them to learn how to apply Lambda Grid technology to transform their own areas of research. Many GLVF partners participated in the iGrid 2005 workshop (same link) in San Diego, California and the Supercomputing conferences SC06 and SC05.
The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) is an integral part of the NASA Earth Science Enterprise (ESE). GLAS is a facility instrument designed to measure ice-sheet topography and associated temporal changes, as well as cloud and atmospheric properties. In addition, operation of GLAS over land and water will provide along-track topography. GLAS is carried on the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat), which launched 13 January 2003 00:45 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The SIO Visualization Center was awarded a grant from the Rose-Miah Fund as part of the science and technology competitive grant opportunities from The San Diego Foundation. With this funding, we are working with local scientists and getting involved in current IGPP projects to direct our resources toward engineering 3D visualizations for the respective projects, as well as incorporating Dr. Debi Kilb's own research in local contexts.
The ROADNet multidisciplinary science and technology team is building upon currently deployed autonomous field sensor systems, including sensors that monitor fire and seismic hazards, changing levels of environmental pollutants, water availability and quality, weather, ocean conditions, soil properties, and the distribution and movement of wildlife. Visualization specialists at the Scripps Visualization Center produced a movie for the Cedar Fires in San Diego. See it here.
The goal of GEON is to advance the field of geoinformatics to prepare and train current and future generations of geoscience researchers, educators, and practitioners in the use of cyberinfrastructure to further their research, education, and professional goals. Geoinformatics will foster new interdisciplinary research, for example, the gravity modeling of 3D geological features, such as plutons; study of active tectonics by integrating LIDAR data and geodynamics models; and, study of lithospheric structure and properties across diverse tectonic environments.