The Semantic Reef: Managing Complex Knowledge to Predict Coral Bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Myers, T.S., Atkinson, I.M. and Lavery, W.J.

    A semantically driven Virtual Organisation (VO) model for predicting important events for coral reefs is presented - the Semantic Reef. The model is an application of a Semantic Grid that encapsulates services and resources to produce a complex higher-level knowledge base in order to predict coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. The goal is to enable the synergistic interplay between different e-Research tools to produce a model that can evaluate complex hypotheses. Built on a Grid infrastructure and invoking an ontology to map to currently non-communicative datasets, the Semantic Reef model is designed to address specific scientific problems such as the prediction of coral bleaching events. The outcome is not only a model for exploring a diverse range of e-Research challenges, but also potentially a re-usable interoperable knowledge base can then be accessed as a resource in other VOs.
Cite as: Myers, T.S., Atkinson, I.M. and Lavery, W.J. (2007). The Semantic Reef: Managing Complex Knowledge to Predict Coral Bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. In Proc. Fifth Australasian Symposium on Grid Computing and e-Research (AusGrid 2007), Ballarat, Australia. CRPIT, 68. Coddington, P. and Wendelborn, A., Eds. ACS. 59-67.
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