Interpreting climate change data and predicting what it could mean to life on earth and the environment that sustains it is an example of a major 21st Century challenge that a wide range of disciplines are working to address. Interdisciplinary efforts to tackle such concerns have been limited by a lack of collaborative tools for communicating and sharing information. The project DataONE (ONE being short for Observation Network for Earth) seeks to alleviate this difficulty by creating a mechanism and cyberinfrastructure through which communities of researchers worldwide can share data.
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