Texas A&M’s International Ocean Discovery Program Moves to Merlin Hosted Solution

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QUINCY, MA (Jan. 13, 2021) — After an extensive search process, Texas A&M University Research Foundation’s International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) has selected a Merlin hosted solution for its digital asset management needs.

The IODP is an international research collaboration that coordinates seagoing expeditions to study the history of the Earth recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the ocean floor. The IODPoperates the 470-foot scientific drillship, JOIDES Resolution, on behalf of the National Science Foundation. IODP is based in College Station, TX, on the main campus of Texas A&M University, the nation’s largest public land-grant research university.

Merlin replaces their legacy 12-year-old solution previously used to manage about 400,000 images of JOIDES Resolution expeditions around the world. Merlin’s auto-tagging integration will supplement the images’ metadata while the video speech-to-text will help end-users find the right video and cue up where the spoken word was heard.

Merlin provides users with a powerful, flexible, and intuitive solution for fast and effective storage, indexing, searching, editing, retrieval, and distribution of digital assets both internally and externally. Merlin offers tools for access controls to ensure the right users see the right content and have access to the right tools for their task.

Merlin manages its private cloud SaaS services in a premiere, co-location facility with high security, generator backups, and multiple internet backbone connections which together provide customers with a 99.99% uptime guarantee.

MerlinOne, Inc., based in Quincy, MA, has been a leading DAM technology innovator and vendor of high-performance, highly scalable, mission-critical digital asset management solutions for business for nearly 30 years.


Featured image courtesy of https://joidesresolution.org.