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Water 2016, 8(5), 201; doi:10.3390/w8050201

Open, Sharable, and Extensible Data Management for the Korea National Aquatic Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Program: A RESTful API-Based Approach

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Department of Advanced Technology Fusion, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Department of Internet & Multimedia Engineering, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Institute for Ubiquitous Information Technology and Applications, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Department of Environmental Health Science, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Watershed Ecology Research Team, Water Environment Research Department, National Institute of Environmental Research, Hwangyong-ro 42, Seogu, Incheon 22689, Korea
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Academic Editors: Young-Seuk Park and Soon-Jin Hwang
Received: 29 January 2016 / Revised: 2 May 2016 / Accepted: 6 May 2016 / Published: 13 May 2016
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Abstract

Implemented by a national law, the National Aquatic Ecological Monitoring Program (NAEMP) has been assessing the ecological health status of surface waters, focusing on streams and rivers, in Korea since 2007. The program involves ecological monitoring of multiple aquatic biota such as benthic diatoms, macroinvertebrates, fish, and plants as well as water quality and habitat parameters. Taking advantage of the national scale of long-term aquatic ecological monitoring and the standardization of protocols and methods, the datasets in NAEMP provide many opportunities for various advanced comparative and synthetic studies, policy-making, and ecological management. In order to realize these potentials and opportunities, we have developed a RESTful API-based data management system called OSAEM (the Open, Sharable and Extensible Data Management System for Aquatic Ecological Monitoring), which is designed to be open, sharable, and extensible. In this paper, we introduce the RESTful API-based data management approach, present the RESTful API for the OSAEM system, and discuss its applicability. An OSAEM prototype system is currently available on a commercial cloud service (Amazon EC2) but the system remains under active development. View Full-Text
Keywords: aquatic ecological monitoring; management of ecological data; data sharing; RESTful API aquatic ecological monitoring; management of ecological data; data sharing; RESTful API
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Jiang, M.; Jeong, K.; Park, J.-H.; Kim, N.-Y.; Hwang, S.-J.; Kim, S.-H. Open, Sharable, and Extensible Data Management for the Korea National Aquatic Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Program: A RESTful API-Based Approach. Water 2016, 8, 201.

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