COPEPOD, a global plankton database : a review of the 2010 database contents, processing methods, and access interface
Corporate Authors:United States, National Marine Fisheries Service,
Series:NOAA technical memorandum NMFS-F/ST
Description:1. Introduction -- 2. Data sources -- 3. Data processing -- 4. "Quality control" -- 5. Data products.
"In 2004, a new plankton database effort called "COPEPOD" was initiated to consolidate and integrate the sixty years of plankton monitoring done by the National Marine Fisheries Service (and its earlier institutional entities and forms) with data from other fisheries and research institutes from around the world. COPEPOD is a continuously updated and growing data management effort, incorporating over fourteen years of plankton data management experience into designing and building an online data system designed specifically for serving plankton data to the plankton and oceanographic scientists that use these data. COPEPOD focuses on preserving the identity of the individual data sets, highlighting each with a full summary of their exact content, sampling methods, and investigators associated with those data. By further packaging these individual sets into larger data compilations and data products, a user can work at variety of local, regional, or global scales. Whether looking for data from a specific project or across an entire basin, COPEPOD serves quality data via a user friendly interface and in a variety of data formats"--Introduction.
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