Introduction to HydroShare

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HydroShare is an online, collaborative system for sharing and publishing a broad set of hydrologic data types, models, and code. It enables people to collaborate seamlessly in a high performance computing environment, thereby enhancing research, education, and application of hydrologic knowledge. HydroShare is being developed by a team from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) supported by National Science Foundation awards ACI-1148453 and ACI-1148090.

The introduction to HydroSHare inlcude a Getting Started guide, a Frequently Asked Questions guide, and a number of videos on topics such as: 
- Collaborate Data and Model Sharing using HydroShare
- Delineate Watersheds and Perform Hydrologic Terrain Analysis with HydroShare and CyberGIS
- Share, Publish and execute your SWAT models with HydroShare and SWATShare

CUAHSI is an organization representing more than 130 U.S. universities and international water-science-related organizations and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation to provide infrastructure and services to advance the development of hydrologic science and education in the United States.

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Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
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No fee
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Data access
Data analysis
Data coding
Data communication
Data modeling
Data portals
Hydrologic data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
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Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
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Citizen scientist
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
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Research scientist
Software engineer
Undergraduate student
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More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)