Digital Rocks@EarthCube


Digital Rocks is a data portal for fast storage and retrieval, sharing, organization and analysis 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, preserving, visualization and basic analysis of 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.


Maria Esteva
Research Associate/Data Archivist

Josue Balandrano Coronel
Portal Developer

Andrew Magill
RESA III Python And Django Developer


Masa Prodanovic, Gaurav Nanda, Maria Esteva, Matthew Hanlon, Joyce Rigelo (2015). Digital Rocks Portal for Fast Storage and Retrieval of Porous Microstructure Images. Presentation in Minisymposium MS27 "Combining Experiment, Theory and Computation to Improve Multiscale Understanding of Porous Medium Systems," SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences. June 29 – July 2, 2015

Funding Source

National Science Foundation