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These use cases are draft only, and have not been reviewed by Release 3 stakeholders.

Release 3 Use Cases List

The table below presents candidate Cyberinfrastructure Use Cases for Release 3.

Marine Systems

1. Instruments and Marine Infrastructure: Operating components of the marine observatories.

# Use Case One-line Summary
1.1 Integrate user-provided instrumentation User integrates non-core instrument and instrument agent with OOI, completing all life cycle activities
1.2 Monitor marine communications infrastructure Operator provides, obtains, and views relations and status of the marine communications network
1.3 Assure instrument performance Operator establishes and maintains performance algorithms, parameters, and event reporting to detect and respond to instrument and platform failures.
1.4 Track physical resource location using integrated system User or External asset tracking system provides and obtains general (business) and precise (operational) component location
1.5 Enable plug-and-work instrument installation Marine operator installs an instrument with little or no pre-registration (self-describing)
1.6 Perform advanced instrument management Operator performs sophisticated instrument management activities specialized for instrument models
1.7 Autonomously control platforms User defines mission plans and environmental constraints that provide for automatic platform navigation and control.

2. Marine Observatory Operation and Mission Planning: Operating marine observatories and their observations and missions

# Use Case One-line Summary
2.1 Plan and execute observing missions User enters, validates, manages, and activates context-aware mission plans, with time or event triggers
2.2 Manage trouble tickets from Integrated System User performs basic Jira trouble ticket management from within Integrated Observatory
2.3 Use checklists in observatory operations User creates a checklist template, which other users instantiate and complete over time
2.4 Run integrated observatory software off-network Operator sets up, and user operates, observatory software in off-network sites (e.g., ship-board or isolated)

Data Systems

3. Data Acquisition, Curation, and Externalization: Getting data into the system, describing it, and sending data out of the system to users and other systems

# Use Case One-line Summary
3.1 Obtain real-time high-rate streamed data User obtains video, acoustic, seismic, and audio data streams in near-real time and playback
3.2 Discover and access external data User discovers and accesses data which have been ingested into OOI from external sources (e.g., from IOOS, Neptune CA and WMO)
3.3 Publish OOI data to external systems Data Curator publishes OOI data to partner systems and National Data Centers
3.4 Obtain publishable and trackable immutable data references User identifies a unique data set or subset, gives them a unique publishable identifier, and tracks access statistics for them.
3.5 Query and group resources User refines queries based on context or constraints, and groups responses according to selected attributes
3.6 Obtain enhanced observation time and position User obtains well-characterized location and time of any observation
3.7 Perform end-to-end data curation Data Curator performs advanced data management operations at scale using policy and automation

4. Data Processing and Visualization: Process and visualize data

# Use Case One-line Summary
4.1 Obtain real-time and reprocessed products User obtains calibrated and quality controlled data products, in real time or (as versions) after later reprocessing.
4.2 Manage data processes and associated metadata Operators and users manage data process execution and parameterization, and metadata production for data and samples.
4.3 Visualize any data stream(s) User sees a real-time, customized visualization of any parameters from any data stream
4.4 Access long-term time series User accesses an ongoing data product that bridges equipment and process changes over time
4.5 Share and reuse user workflows, tools, and functions User develops, shares, finds, and uses workflows, tools, and services for scientific visualization and analysis in the Integrated Observatory

5. Data Workflows and Model Integration: Manage and execute data processing workflows and models

# Use Case One-line Summary
5.1 User detects environmental events User generates environmental events based on analysis and correlation of data streams
5.2 Manage and execute workflows User defines (or finds and extends), registers, validates, schedules, and activates a system or user workflow
5.3 Integrate numerical models User registers and executes their numerical model via Integrated Observatory

Observatory Systems

6. Organizations and Commitments: Create organizations and manage their members, policies, and commitments

# Use Case One-line Summary
6.1 Create virtual observatory, laboratory, or classroom User creates a virtual workspace targeting a shared social network
6.2 Collaborate with other communities User (representing a community, or Org) finds and interacts with other communities, such as virtual observatories, to achieve shared goals.
6.3 Manage computation service-level agreements User registers, finds, negotiates, and activates agreements about computational resources.

7. Integrated Observatory Network Management: Manage the Integrated Observatory Network (all the systems making up the Integrated Observatory of OOI)

# Use Case One-line Summary
7.1 Operate highly available system across multiple sites Operator launches, maintains, monitors and upgrades a system across multiple execution sites
7.2 Execute process on external execution provider Operator runs integrated observatory processes on registered external execution providers
7.3 Monitor and control user processes User interacts with data processes at any distributed location
7.4 Allocate and schedule integrated observatory resources Operator plans, controls, and activates taskable resources autonomously and with user interaction
7.5 Upgrade system resources during operations Operator modifies and replaces resources on the fly, while Integrated Observatory is running
7.6 Use user agents outside the system User accesses the system and its resources computationally from external locations using local 'agents'
7.7 Annotate and associate resources User attaches a comment, ranking, additional metadata, cross-reference or similar to any resource, including subsets of data resources.
7.8 Leverage improved observatory usability User gets on-line help for Observatory and accesses system with mobile devices


The following attachments are exports of the LCO version of the Release 3 use cases.

Name Size Creator Creation Date Comment  
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet CI_R3_Use_Cases_Draft_CI_2013-01-02... 43 kB John Graybeal Jan 07, 2013 19:17 LCO Excel export
PDF File CI_R3_Use_Cases_Draft_CI_2013-01-02... 203 kB John Graybeal Jan 07, 2013 19:17 LCO PDF export
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