The International Year of the Salmon involves a dozen countries with one overarching goal: Salmon are resilient to climate change. Survive surprise. Salmon uniquely integrate terrestrial and marine effects from global warming, so they are the canary in the coal mine.
To meet this challenge, salmon biologists need new tools for data assembly, analysis, and visualization; tools that are powerful but safe, effective but easy-to-use, and rewarding. That's our challenge. This project intends to:
(a) develop tools and workflows for radically better information flow and knowledge management—new best practices;
(b) data mobilization and analyses, so we actually know what we should know from the data and metadata we collected;
(c) deliver irresistible examples, that are easy and safe to use, of workflows from field data to decision support products. Without effectively communicating the knowledge obtained, what's the point?
(d) help salmon biologists leapfrog to 2022 technology by 2022.
We will do this by leveraging the power of Neo4j and new tools built on neo4j. Your skills, and the tools you are helping to develop can have impacts throughout the environmental sciences. "The revolution begins with salmon" -- because focus allows excellence leads to adoption -- but will quickly spread via cogent and rewarding examples. Biologists have begun to share exampes of datasets for this work. About 20 people at GraphConnect offered expert assistance. Neo4j corporation is behind this (thank you, Jeff Morris!). We are connecting right here, right now.
On your mark, get Bang!
"... People don't know what they want until you show it to them." - Steve Jobs, 1997.