Biological Sciences

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Biological Sciences2019-09-13T20:54:26+00:00

Project Description

Sensor networks in local, regional, and international networks, involved in molecular biology, has resulted in an increased need for bandwidth. To support the extra connectivity the field stations and the remote facilities need networks that will allow scientists to share best practices, protocols, and platforms for data archiving and retrieval (Council, 2014).

The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) is an organization that represents field stations, marine labs, and research centers. Many field stations appear to be located in South America, the Caribbean, and West Africa (Tydecks, Bremerich, Jentschke, Likens, & Tockner, 2016).  Several collaborative projects are taking place in South Africa (Kruger National Park), West Africa (Mozambique), and Central Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo). The Indiana University JetStream cloud [1] Project supported the reach out to the biological field stations and marine labs where access to clouds is more reasonable.

[1] Jetstream, led by the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), adds cloud-based, on-demand computing and data analysis resources to the national cyberinfrastructure.


Council, N. R. (2014). Enhancing the value and sustainability of field stations and marine laboratories in the 21st century: National Academies Press.

Tydecks, L., Bremerich, V., Jentschke, I., Likens, G. E., & Tockner, K. (2016). Biological field stations: a global infrastructure for research, education, and public engagement. BioScience, 66(2), 164-171.


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