CoreWall Research Funded by NSF

Participants: Andrew Johnson, Arun Rao, Jason Leigh, Luc Renambot, Yu-Chung Chen

Institutions: LacCore, University of Minnesota, Borehole Research Group, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, INSTAAR at the University of Colorado


Chicago, IL

NSF supports EVL and collaborating institutions - University of Minnesota, University of Colorado, and Columbia University in geoscience research and the development of CoreWall. The EVL’s effort for the project entitled “Collaborative Research: CoreWall - Integrated Environment for Interpretation of Geoscientific Data from Sediment and Crystalline Cores,” is under the direction of Jason Leigh (EVL Co-Director), Andrew E. Johnson (Associate Professor, Computer Science [CS]), and Luc Renambot (Visiting Research Assistant Professor, CS). The award is effective March 1, 2006 and expires February 29, 2008.

Project Summary
In broad collaboration with the IODP, ICDP, ice-core, limnogeology and paleolimnology research communities, the CoreWall Consortium (the LacCore at the U. of Minnesota, Borehole Research Group at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Electronic Visualization Laboratory at U. of Illinois at Chicago, and INSTAAR at the U. of Colorado) will jointly develop CoreWall Suite, a real-time stratigraphic correlation, core description (CD) and data visualization system to be used by the marine, terrestrial, and Antarctic science communities. The work model forged by the CoreWall Suite will significantly alter and enhance the current approaches used for core description and analysis of sediment and rock cores by providing an integrated environment for these activities, for both field and repository environments. In particular, the CoreWall Suite will incorporate the new NCLIP software, the updated version of CLIP (e.g., Sagan and Splicer) that was developed by the Lamont group more than 10 years ago. The CoreWall Suite will be portable, able to work on a variety of display platforms such as laptops and tiled displays, hence allowing it to be used in the field, laboratory and individual office settings.

NSF Award OCE-0602117


Date: March 1, 2006 - February 29, 2008
A. Rao, EVL

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