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

Task 4.3

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

Data sharing

Lead: NIOO

This task aims at setting up a metadatabase allowing for open access data sharing within and beyond
AQUACOSM.

To this end this task will:

  • Use the controlled vocabulary to setup of a centralised web accessible metadatabase. This metadatabase will be maintained through a web-based filing system accessible through the website developed in WP5. Through the metadatabase, researchers and stakeholders get an up-to-date overview of the data streams available within AQUACOSM. Upon consultation of the metadabase, data can be requested and shared within and beyond the AQUACOSM community. Develop a policy brief on data sharing, data integrity and data accessibility, which will provide a benchmark for future infrastructure projects.
  • Develop a roadmap for sustained use of the (meta)databases beyond the lifetime of AQUACOSM to allow for full capitalisation of data gathered within the AQUACOSM project.