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PassivePacker

About

PassivePacker is a data packaging and metadata gathering software tool NCEI developed to simplify data submission preparation for passive acoustic data. PassivePacker has a simple interface to control packager operation and metadata entry. Once the metadata entry is complete, data packaging is automatic.

PassivePacker copies the data, generates machine-parsable JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) metadata records, and creates a checksum manifest file. All of this information comes in a structured data package that conforms to the BagIt specification.

PassivePacker data flow diagram

PassivePacker and its predecessors have packaged over 160 TB of data since 2015.

Software

Current version: PassivePacker v.3.1.0 (Win OS 64-bit zip file). Deployment types supported include stationary marine, mobile marine, and stationary terrestrial.

Contact pad.info@noaa.gov for source code and other OS options.

  1. Download and uncompress the zip file
  2. Open the PassivePacker_vX.X.X directory
  3. Click on "PassivePacker.exe" to launch
  4. Create an alias or shortcut to the executable for your desktop or other location

Note: Executable and all other files must remain in the PassivePacker directory.
 

For help, contact pad.info@noaa.gov, or consult the user manual.