LifeWatch.be Data Explorer - Zooplankton

This is one of the thematic portals within the RShiny LifeWatch.be Data Explorer.

This portal gives access to the biodiversity data on zooplankton groups collected during monthly and seasonal campaigns with the RV Simon Stevin, as part of the Flemish LifeWatch Marine Observatory.

In the framework of the Flemish LifeWatch Marine Observatory a number of fixed stations on the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS) are visited on a monthly or seasonal basis using the RV Simon Stevin. A grid of nine stations covers the coastal zone and are sampled monthly. Eight additional stations, located further at sea, are sampled on a seasonal basis.

At each station, zooplankton is sampled by vertical WP2 net tows. These samples are then scanned with a ZooSCAN, and the particles in the scanned images are automatically identified with plankton analyser software, followed by manual validation.

 

Developed by: 

The Rshiny LifeWatch.be Data Explorer has been developed by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in 2015-2016.

Used data resources: 

This portal gives access to the biodiversity data on zooplankton groups collected during monthly and seasonal campaigns with the RV Simon Stevin, as part of the Flemish LifeWatch Marine Observatory.

Used in tools: 

This is one of the thematic portals within the RShiny LifeWatch.be Data Explorer.

Technology or platform: 

The LifeWatch.be Data Explorer is built using RShiny server, Leaflet, ggplot2, PLotly, Dygraph and DataTables. The system is able to query MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Geoserver (WFS) and MongoDB servers.