ODF Ship-board Website
ODF runs a website on the ship's intranet that streamlines data distribution, data submission, and communication among the science party using the following features:
- The front page contains a dashboard with estimated time of arrival while in-transit to the next station and a real-time track map.
- While on-station, this widget displays and periodically refreshes the current wire-out, allowing scientists to see the current status of the cast from their workstations or bunks.
- Preliminary processed sensor data, such as CTD salinity, is available immediately after the cast has completed.
- Analysts can submit data through the website after discrete water samples have been processed, which automatically validates and merges data into a relational database.