A team that includes researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released a search engine that provides easy access to environmental data.
Called ONEMercury, the “one-stop” search engine can be used by environmental researchers who investigate climate change, invasive species, infectious diseases, and other data-intensive topics, an ORNL press release said. It queries data centers around the world for relevant earth science information.
“This search system enables researchers to discover, access, and explore data that exist at many different repositories around the Internet,” ORNL’s Robert Cook said. “Previously there’s been no ‘federation’ of all these different data centers that would allow someone to come in from one place and search of all these resources.”