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The French initiative for scientific cores virtual curating : a user-orientedintegrated approach

Arnaud Caillo
Xavier Crosta


Managing scientific data is probably one the most challenging issue in modern science. The question is made evenmore sensitive with the need of preserving and managing high value fragile geological sam-ples: cores. Largeinternational scientific programs, such as IODP or ICDP are leading an intense effort to solve this problem andpropose detailed high standard work- and dataflows thorough core handling and curating. However most resultsderived from rather small-scale research programs in which data and sample management is generally managedonly locally – when it is . . .The national excellence equipment program (Equipex) CLIMCOR aims at developing French facilities for coringand drilling investigations. It concerns indiscriminately ice, marine and continental samples. As part of this initiative,we initiated a reflexion about core curating and associated coring-data management. The aim of the project isto conserve all metadata from fieldwork in an integrated cyber-environment which will evolve toward laboratoryacquireddata storage in a near future. In that aim, our demarche was conducted through an close relationship withfield operators as well laboratory core curators in order to propose user-oriented solutions.The national core curating initiative currently proposes a single web portal in which all scientifics teams can storetheir field data. For legacy samples, this will requires the establishment of a dedicated core lists with associatedmetadata. For forthcoming samples, we propose a mobile application, under Android environment to capture technicaland scientific metadata on the field. This application is linked with a unique coring tools library and is adaptedto most coring devices (gravity, drilling, percussion, etc...) including multiple sections and holes coring operations.Those field data can be uploaded automatically to the national portal, but also referenced through internationalstandards or persistent identifiers (IGSN, ORCID and INSPIRE) and displayed in international portals (currently,NOAA’s IMLGS).In this paper, we present the architecture of the integrated system, future perspectives and the approach we adoptedto reach our goals. We will also present in front of our poster, one of the three mobile applications, dedicated moreparticularly to the operations of continental drillings.
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hal-01616081 , version 1 (13-10-2017)


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Cécile Pignol, Elodie Godinho, Bruno Galabertier, Arnaud Caillo, Karim Bernardet, et al.. The French initiative for scientific cores virtual curating : a user-orientedintegrated approach. EGU 2016, 2016, Vienne, Austria. ⟨hal-01616081⟩
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