Digital Rocks is a data portal for fast storage and retrieval of images of varied porous micro-structures. It has the purpose of enhancing research resources for modeling/prediction of porous material properties in the fields of Petroleum, Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as Geology.
This platform allows managing and preserving available images of porous materials and experiments performed on them, and any accompanying measurements (porosity, capillary pressure, permeability, electrical, NMR and elastic properties, etc.) required for both validation on modeling approaches and the upscaling and building of larger (hydro)geological models.
The DRP is currently funded via federal grant and Users are charged no fees to use it. Beginning September 1, 2017, Users will be responsible for paying a storage fee of $258 per 1 TB of data per year, and portal maintenance fee according to the following schedule.