and converting that to the format needed by various models, e.g. SIPNET:
The DAP, built on top of NCSA Polyglot, chains conversion tools together within the "cloud" allowing one to jump from format to format as needed. The DAP will eventually support the intelligent moving of data/computation to handle large datasets (e.g. NARR) and support a variety of models within ecology (e.g. ED) as well as other domains.