WP3: Data access to marine biological data | Emodnet Biology

WP3: Data access to marine biological data

Leader: Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
SAHFOS, ICES, SMHI, MBA, IEO, Aarhus Univ, OGS, IMR, IFREMER, ILVO, Deltares, IMARES

Objectives

The objective of work package 3 is to provide data and metadata on surveys in the water column and on the seabed from the different groups of marine species (phytoplankton, zooplankton, macro-algae, angiosperms, benthos, birds, mammals, reptiles and fish). The different marine biological data and databases that will contribute to the project were identified during the data inventory and gap analysis that was performed during the pilot project of EMODnet biology and represent Europe’s largest marine biological data collections covering all trophic levels of the marine ecosystem. The specific objectives of this work package are:

  • analyse and assess in-depth the usability and fitness for purpose of the different data and databases that will contribute to the project
  • decide on the optimal mechanisms for linkage with the EMODnet portal, making maximal use of existing systems
  • format the data and perform taxonomic and data standardizations to allow interoperability with the EMODnet biological portal
  • determine the suitability of the data for the creation of the data products and validate the produced data products