The Computing and Archiving Research Environment (CoARE) is a project under the Research and Development Division of DOST-ASTI. Its main objective is to foster collaboration among institutions to enable multiple data integration between ASTI-initiated projects and collaborative projects with other agencies. 

CoARE offers three main services: high-performance computing (HPC), storage and cloud. These services are crucial to the research and development industry where most of the stakeholders are scientists and researchers from the academe, government and non-government institutions. CoARE offers HPC, storage, and cloud services to provide clients and potential users a platform for easy storage, analysis and sharing of environmental and geospatial data.

At present, there are two major projects that are using the DOST-ASTI CoARE facility: Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards - Weather Information for System Enhancement (NOAH-WISE) and the 3,000 Rice Genomes (3KRG) Project of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). These institutions contribute to the fields of disaster and risk reduction management, and genomics and bioinformatics respectively. 


Datasets from the Weather Information for System Enhancement of Project NOAH and the 3, 000 Rice Genome (3KRG) Project of IRRI are available in the repository.  

The NOAH-WISE dataset include data from more than a thousand weather stations around the country that are collected and stored in the facility. WISE is an addition in the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) program that aims to enhance the weather predicting capabilities of the country. It is a collaborative effort between ASTI, PAG-ASA, IBM Philippines, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, and National Institute of Geological Sciences. 

On the other hand, the 3KRG dataset is an international collaborative effort to sequence 3,024 rice varieties from a total of 89 countries. IRRI, through 3KRG, aims for rice improvement through accelerated genetic gains to ensure stable global food supply, mitigate the effects of climate change and loss of arable land. Due to rapid growth of population, the demand for rice increased. This means that production of rice must also increase by at least 25% by the year 2030.

Through the CoARE catalog service, you can now have an easier way to identify the datasets stored in the CoARE facility. Creators, publishers, documentation, data format and data type are specified.


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