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Re: reminder! Meeting 1/16/06, Oceanography with PostgreSQL

From: "Rafael J(dot) Fernández-Moctezuma" <rfernand(at)cs(dot)pdx(dot)edu>
To: Selena Deckelmann <selena(at)chrisking(dot)com>
Cc: pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: reminder! Meeting 1/16/06, Oceanography with PostgreSQL
Date: 2007-01-15 08:16:10
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I'd be interested in carpooling to (and from) this event, in case  
people's commute goes near Portland State.


On Jan 12, 2007, at 12:43 PM, Selena Deckelmann wrote:

> Coming on TUESDAY!
>
> Topic:		Oceanography with PostgreSQL
> Speaker: 	Bill Howe, Science and Technology Center for Coastal  
> Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP)
> When: 		Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 7pm
> Where:		FreeGeek, 1731 SE 10th Ave
>
> Here's the abstract, provided by Bill:
>
> Ocean Observatories have been aggressively funded in recent years  
> as they develop and deploy a national "backbone" of integrated data  
> services.  The data to be served include quality-controlled  
> observations gathered from in-situ sensors and scientific cruises,  
> simulation results produced by models of ocean circulation, and  
> external datasets such as maps, satellite images, and fish counts.
>
> At the Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP),  
> we are using PostgreSQL to implement the "plumbing" for managing  
> and integrating these data.  In this talk, I'll describe our  
> architecture, emphasizing our use of PostgreSQL's excellent  
> implementation of advanced database features such as views, rules,  
> and partitioned tables.  I'll also explain where and why we chose  
> not to use a relational database at all.  If there is time and  
> interest, I can also talk about our use of the postGIS package,  
> which equips PostgreSQL with data types and functions for  
> manipulating spatial data.
>
> Bill recently defended his dissertation in Computer Science at  
> Portland State University, presenting a language for manipulating  
> simulation results in the physical sciences.  He now works at the  
> Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and  
> Prediction (CMOP), housed at the OGI School of Science and  
> Engineering at OHSU in Beaverton.  His research interests include  
> science and engineering databases and unstructured metadata (tags,  
> triples, and the like).  Before applying to graduate school, Bill  
> worked as a consultant on Customer Relationship Management software  
> implementations for Microsoft, Schlumberger, and various telecom  
> companies.
>
> --
>
> After the meeting, we will retire to the Lucky Lab for beer!
>
> -selena
>
>
> -- 
> Selena Deckelmann
> Information Systems Manager
> Chris King Precision Components
> www.chrisking.com / 503.972.4050 x230
>
>
>
>
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