To understand the population dynamics.Ultimately want to be able to predict
changes in distribution and abundance of key species as a result of changes
in the physical and biotic environment, such as from climate change.
Any person making substantial use of a data set
must communicate with the investigator(s) who acquired the data prior to
publication and anticipate that the data collector(s) will be co-author(s)
of published results. This extends to model results and to data organized
for retrospective studies.
Document information about data elements or attributes
(name, size, data type, etc), about records or data structures (length,
fields, columns, etc), and about data (where it is located, ownership,
etc.). Meta-data may include descriptive information about the context,
quality and condition, or characteristics of the data.
Hexacoral – biggest user in OBIS; uses DiGIR
(D.G. Fautin, et al.)
DiGIR – Distributed Generic Information
Retrieval.Uses XML protocol to get
the data.Extends XML to do
queries.Uses php software package to
execute the code.Supports14 or 15 databases, e.g SQL based.Three options for JGOFS: export to flat
file, export to MySQL, or write own perl script to interface directly to
DiGIR (ZooGene -> OBIS)