Collaborative Researches Using Databases
The database for the humanosphere consists of two types of data accumulated from research at our institute. One is the collection of wood samples and wood microscopic sections placed in the xylarium; the other is the collection of digital data related to the humanosphere, including the terrestrial human habitat, the forest-sphere, the atmosphere, and outer space. These electronic data are open to the public via the Internet. To integrate information on wood samples and digital data for the public we have established the “Virtual Field for the Humanosphere” in the xylarium, which includes PC terminals for database inquiry, an exhibition booth for wood culture, and presentation space for visualizing research results.