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University of Wollongong Cosmogenic Isotope and Luminescence Database

University of Wollongong

Project Description

Cosmogenic radionuclide (CRN) exposure dating and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) based geochronology are key areas of research and University of Wollongong SEES researchers are responsible for producing a very large proportion of the CRN and OSL data available for the Australian continent. The University of Wollongong has a significant amount of this CRN and OSL data that is collectively known as the Wollongong Cosmogenic Isotope and Luminescence Database. In collaboration with ANDS through the High Value Collection program the university will build a system to make this database openly available. The data collection will be made available by extending an existing pilot platform to create a web-based portal that includes discovery and visualisation features. The intention of the university is that this portal will also be used to host and share global compilations of CRN and OSL data produced by other laboratories.

The aims of this project are:

(1) Establish a framework for the long-term curation of Cosmogenic Isotope (CRN) and Luminescence (OSL) data (attribute and vector) produced at the School of Earth and Environmental Science (SEES) at the University of Wollongong

(2) Create a web-based portal that includes visualisation and download features, spatial driven query capabilities, and also handles the querying and download of the raster layers

(3) Use the web-based portal and the framework established at (1) to standardise and make openly available global and Australian CRN, and Australian OSL fluvial sediment compilations existing at SEES. These compilations need to be updated to include data published from 2014 to 2017

(4) Utilise the framework and portal established to curate and share all future UOW CRN and OSL data, and CRN and luminescence compilations curated by other institutions worldwide that are not from fluvial sediment samples

(5) Use the web-based portal to share the raster component of UOW global and Australian CRN and Australian luminescence fluvial sediment compilations

(6) Make the data collections and sub-collections discoverable through relevant catalogues such as Research Data Australia and AuScope, and through the provision of DOI’s for