EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

Task 4.1

Task 4.1 Data collection and processing
Task 4.2 Database management
Task 4.3 Data sharing
Task 4.4 Data visualisation

Data collection and processing

Lead: METU

This task aims at standardising data collection and processing within the consortium. To this end, this task will:

  • Organise a workshop at the start of the project to inventory the present status of data collection and processing within the consortium, and to identify key challenges and solutions.
  • Establish best practice advice on data collection and quality assurance and control (QA/QC). Importantly, we will build on the expertise on data collection and quality assurance and control built up in GLEON and NETLAKE. Existing scripts will be tailored to handle data gaps and removal of outliers in mesocosm data.
  • Develop a standardised environment for processing & analysing biotic data (e.g. nomenclature, phylogeny & biovolume & carbon content calculation; links to trait databases).
  • Develop a standardised environment for processing & analysing abiotic data (e.g. light extinction, stoichiometry).
  • Develop a standardized environment for storing and analysing high frequency data generated by autonomous measurements, including QC routines (coop. WP8)