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Uwe Schindler

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Uwe Schindler

Research Interests

I am working as software developer in the PANGAEA/WDC-MARE group. My responsibilities are middleware development (all software that runs in the backend between user interface and data archive). I am responsible for the PANGAEA search engine PangaVista and all its webservices, metadata management, Open Achives Initiative protocols, and data portals (CARBOOCEAN, EUR-OCEANS, IODP SEDIS,...).

Before starting to work at MARUM I studied physics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, but during this time I started to develop many PANGAEA components.

Another main pillar are sensor networks. Together with the group Marine Geotechnics (Achim Kopf) I help to develop standard interfaces for sensor network infrastructures: Earthquakes, often succeeded by landslides and tsunamis, are the biggest societal threat to coastal areas, where about half of the world’s population lives. The monitoring of their precursor phenomena is hence the most efficient way for timely warnings. In cooperation between geoscientific research institutions, informatics, and industry, we propose to develop a state-of-the-art intelligent pressure sensor to be used in plug’n’work networks and warning systems on- and offshore. Pressure measurement on and below the ground focuses on earthquake precursors, but is easily adapted to slope stability monitoring or tsunami warning systems. A crucial objective is to implement a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) based on current OGC standards that provides the basic interoperability and services, the plug’n’work features including the intelligent sensors. This includes the implementation of a sensor registry, networking with the PANGAEA data archive and data warehouse – used for near real-time evaluation in particular of larger and/or more complex data sets –, the embedding of semantics including the construction of ontologies, and finally collection and processing of data from the two test beds FINO and ANTARES. In addition, selected proprietary sensors will be made compatible by wrappers and integrated into the network.


Diepenbroek, M, Schindler, U, Huber, R, Pesant, S, Stocker, M, Felden, J, Buss, M and Weinrebe, M (2017) Terminology supported archiving and publication of environmental science data in PANGAEA. Journal of Biotechnology, 261. 177-186. doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.07.016

Burton, A, Koers, H, Manghi, P, La Bruzzo, S, Aryani, A, Diepenbroek, M and Schindler, U (2017) The data-literature interlinking service. Program, 51(1). 75-100. doi:10.1108/PROG-06-2016-0048

Burton, A, Koers, H, Manghi, P, La Bruzzo, S, Aryani, A, Diepenbroek, M and Schindler, U (2015) On bridging data centers and publishers: the data-literature interlinking service. In: Garoufallou, E, Hartley, RJ and Gaitanou, P (eds.) Metadata and Semantics Research. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 544(544). Springer International Publishing, 324-335. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24129-6_28

Schindler, U, Bräuer, B and Diepenbroek, M (2013) Harvesting of Metadata with Open Access Tools. In: Hiller, W, Budlich, R and Redler, R (eds.) ESM Data Archives in the Times of the Grid. Earth System Modelling(6). Springer, Heidelberg, 13-20. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37244-5_3

Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H, Huber, R, Schindler, U, Schumacher, S, Wallrabe-Adams, HJ and Collier, RW (2012) Navigating the data: Scientific Earth Drilling Information Service - SEDIS. ECORD Newsletter, 18. 18-19. http://www.ecord.org/pub/SEDIS-NL18.pdf

Schindler, U and Diepenbroek, M (2008) Generic XML-based Framework for Metadata Portals. Computers & Geosciences, 34. 1947-1955. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.023

Klump, J, Bertelmann, R, Brase, J, Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H, Höck, H, Lautenschlager, M, Schindler, U, Sens, I and Wächter, J (2006) Data publication in the Open Access initiative. Data Science Journal, 5. 79-83. doi:10.2481/dsj.5.79

Grobe, H, Diepenbroek, M, Schäfer, P, Schindler, U, Thiede, J and Wefer, G (2005) Integrated Datasets of the DFG Research Project SFB 313, Environmental Change: The Northern North Atlantic (Veränderungen der Umwelt: Der nördliche Nordatlantik). WDC-MARE Reports, 1. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven. doi:10.2312/wdc-mare.2005.1

Sieger, R, Grobe, H, Diepenbroek, M, Schindler, U and Schlitzer, R (2005) International Collection of JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study), Volume 2: Integrated Data Sets (1989-2003). WDC-MARE Reports, 3. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven. doi:10.2312/wdc-mare.2005.3

Schindler, U, Brase, J and Diepenbroek, M (2005) Webservices Infrastructure for the Registration of Scientific Primary Data. In: Rauber, A, Christodoulakis, S and Min Tjoa, A (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 9th European Conference, ECDL 2005, Vienna, Austria, September 18-23, 2005, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(3). Springer, 128-138. ISBN 3540287671 doi:10.1007/11551362_12

Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H, Reinke, M, Schindler, U, Schlitzer, R, Sieger, R and Wefer, G (2002) PANGAEA - an information system for environmental sciences. Computers & Geosciences, 28(10). 1201-1210. doi:10.1016/S0098-3004(02)00039-0