New: EMODnet Biology Data Download Tool
Added on 2016-04-21 10:53:13 by Claus, Simon
The data download tool guides the user through a step-wise workflow where one can select datasets, perform predefined geographic and temporal selections, can add specific taxonomic or functional filters, and select for data with a certain quality and precision.
The tool is available at: www.emodnet-biology.eu/toolbox
A new tool to easily select and download data has been developed. A detailed user analysis and functional analysis of the current EMODnet dataportal has been performed. Based on these analyses, a new concept that differentiates more between data – unprocessed raw observations or measurements- and data products derived from the data has been formulated. The data component focuses on its easy and intuitive downloading, while the focus of the data products component focuses on a good visualization, a better overview of existing data and a quick understanding of the data.
The data download component guides the user through a step-wise workflow where one can select datasets, perform predefined geographic and temporal selections, can add specific taxonomic or functional filters, and select for data with a certain quality and precision. At any time the user will have a clear overview of the specific performed filters and queries through a selection overview.
The data is stored in two linked dataschemes – the Occurrence data scheme and the Measurement of Fact datascheme. The Occurrence datascheme contains the information of the geographic location, time and taxonomic information of the sample - addition of a “MeasurementsOrFacts” datascheme “MeasurementsOrFacts” allows EMODnet to capture biological measurements and related abiotic data such as e.g. length- and weight information of taxa, stomach content data or the sediment-composition at the time of sampling, which was previously not possible. the link between the Occurrence records and the Measurement or Facts is made through the EventID and OccurrenceID.