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

Task 4.2

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

Database management

Lead: AU

This task aims at standardising database management in the decentralised repositories of the different partners within the consortium to ensure harmonisation of data formats, adequate storage and version control, backups and synchronisation of data. Harmonisation of data formats will disclose data for a multitude of applications, including e.g. the database approach to modelling (DATM; Mooij et al. 2014). To this end this task will:

  • Develop guidelines describing a standardised environment for decentralised database management
  • Develop a controlled vocabulary for data descriptors (metadata). Consistent descriptors of the data will enhance data deployment during and beyond the proposed AQUACOSM project.