I am working in meteorology/glaciology. We have quite a lot of observations (partly live!) and we would like to publish these data (live!) to the world.

So what we are looking for is a portal/software that allows publishing such "time series" data. This would include data such as temperature measurements, precipitation measurements, maybe glacier length changes, and so far and so on.

There is a chance to get some money of the national science fund - smaller projects to make data from past projects available to all of you. As I could not find anything suitable on the web:

  • Is there something like this but I was too stupid to find it?
  • If not: do you think that there is a need for it?

The idea - if not yet available - would be an open source software including a flexible backend, data upload interface (e.g., xml data xchange via scp/ftp/web upload), and a frontend offering "simple" data series plots, data exports, and that the uploader/maintainer of these data sets can write/upload notes, manuals, important information (e.g., instrument correction coefficients, when instruments have been maintained/replaced, ...).

Thank you very much for the input! We are currently in a "discussion" or "rough project planning" phase and all comments or hints will be more than helpful!

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    Have a look at my question/answer for glacier databases: opendata.stackexchange.com/q/7919/11218
    – Swier
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:59
  • I was wondering if you've already published this data, (if so, where?) or if it's still being worked on.
    – Swier
    Feb 10, 2017 at 15:18

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usual suspects:

Plenario.io seems to be something along what you want...but I may be mistaken here

NASA seems like they will/do have a solution for this: they publish vast quantities of data, that sound very similar to what yours sound like. It may be worth your while to check out:
NASA Open Source Software
NASA's GitHub Profile

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    Thank you very much for your reply! That helped me a lot, especially the CKAN (PostgreSQL/python backend, modular framework) looks awesome. I now have to dig deeper in the specs of all you suggested, but that saved my day :). Jun 2, 2016 at 6:09
  • np. glad you chose ckan. its great.
    – albert
    Jun 2, 2016 at 11:58

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