The Azimuth Project
Azimuth Data Project


The Azimuth Data Project is a collaboration to develop expertise in data sets for the Earth sciences, and in the surrounding areas of data engineering and the mathematics of data.

We eventually hope to “give back” to the scientific and educational community, by:

  • Enhancing the value of existing datasets through further processing

  • Contributing to the development of open-source data storage, access and analysis platforms

  • Publishing selected datasets of educational interest

Like the Azimuth Code Project, this is an “umbrella” project – a loose framework in which people can initiate specific projects.

The data project is complementary to the code project. It may generate needs for software development, it can provide data to be inpute to software models and simulators.

If you would like to participate, we need you!


  • Understanding data sets for the Earth sciences

  • Data methodology

  • Data engineering

    • Data representation technologies
    • Algorithms for data representation and transformation
    • Big Data technology
  • Dataset production

  • Data theory

    • Algebra of data
    • Categories, relations
    • Foundations of empirical data – probability, statistics, stochastic processes
    • Ontologies
  • Data modelling, and applications of data within the sciences

  • Data interfaces for simulation systems


Think of a project, and describe it here!

Data Sets


  • Survey of selected data sets used in the Earth sciences

    • Create wiki pages

    • Blog article with survey results

  • Conduct survey of what scientists are using what data sets for what purposes

  • Solicit information on how the data sets can be improved through further processing

  • Survey blog on software platforms for data storage and access, especially as applied to big data for the Earth sciences