HydroShare is a collaborative environment for sharing hydrologic data and models.  It primarily serves the hydrologic sciences community. Both CyberGIS and HydroShare are sustainable software integration projects following open and adaptable software development practices. Both projects move computation off the desktop into advanced cyberinfrastructure based on service-oriented architecture enabling computation on big data, avoiding platform dependency and software installation requirements and serving as gateways to high performance computing. Interoperability between the two systems will enable the coupling of data and multi-scale and multidisciplinary modeling capabilities from both communities and empower scalable geospatial and hydrologic sciences. As both projects grow to integrate big data analytics and advanced modeling capabilities, we face two major challenges in interoperability that we believe XSEDE can help address with its richness in cyberinfrastructure resources and supercomputing architecture:

  1. How to establish a user environment that seamlessly integrates distributed data, software, and computation from both CyberGIS and HydroShare in a sandbox where users can focus on domain research?
  2. How to achieve interoperability features as extensible, reproducible, and reusable software solutions for scalable development, deployment, and operation in order to support broader collaboration of various multidisciplinary research in our communities?

Grant: NSF award 1047916

People: Anand Padmanabhan (, Dandong Yin (, Xu Li (, Shaowen Wang (