OpenTopography is built on strong collaborations. Partnerships involve both data hosting as well as technology research and development. If you are interested in collaborating with OpenTopography on data hosting or other activities, please contact us.

Data Hosting

Service Agreements

The following groups have entered into service agreements with OpenTopography to enable us make their datasets available on our platform.

Memoranda of Understanding

Community Coordination

  • Advancing the Analysis of High Resolution Topography (A2HRT) - This EarthCube Research Coordination Network brings together Earth science researchers and experts in cyberinfrastructure to coordinate and develop work-flows and best practices. We are identifing places where new tools and computational infrastructure can yield new research impacts, and are develop recommendations for NSF investments in HRT technology going forward. Finally, we are providing training in HRT best practices for graduate students and early career professionals who represent the next generation of Earth scientists.

Cyberinfrastructure R&D

Past and present CI development projects.

  • OpenAltimetry is a cyberinfrastructure platform for discovery, access, and visualization of data from NASA’s ICESat and ICESat-2 missions. It is the product of a collaboration between the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and OpenTopography teams at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and UNAVCO.
  • NASA Seamless SAR Access System (SSARA) - SSARA was a collaboration between UNAVCO, the Alaska Satellite Facility, JPL, and OpenTopography that implements a seamless distributed access system for SAR data and derived data products (i.e. interferograms). SSARA provides a unified application programming interface (API) for SAR data search and results (from archives at UNAVCO and ASF), as well as topographic (from OpenTopography) and tropospheric (from JPL) corrections.
  • NASA Lidar Access System (NLAS) Project - The NLAS project was a collaboration between UNAVCO, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, OpenTopography, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to develop a NASA Lidar Access System (NLAS) to serve laser altimetry data from the NASA space-based ICESat system and the airborne LVIS platform through OpenTopography.
  • CyberGIS: Software Integration for Sustained Geospatial Innovation - The CyberGIS project was funded by the NSF's Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation program with the goal of establishing a fundamentally new software framework encompassing a seamless integration of cyberinfrastructure, geographical information science (GIS), and spatial analysis and modeling capabilities. OpenTopography was one of several teams working on the project.