Reporting data in the common layout is considered as time-consuming by the data-providers, especially when data from different laboratories needs to be aggregated but necessary with regards to reporting meta-information documenting the results.
The BMDC proposes to include in the “Documentation” page of its website, a series of thematic concepts descriptions: schemas, explanations, frequently asked questions…
BMDC suggests strongly that corrections of datasets are reported so the database can be updated and contains the corrected data. On the website an overview will be presented of the changes done on existing datasets together with the modify date.
The common layout will also be “renamed” with a version number – in order to keep a backup of the older versions/changes.
Véronique Rousseau asked for an overview of the number of users/types of uses (who, when, which data, what for?)... This will be included in the annual report.
The status of the different PODOII projects with regards to data generation and submission to BMDC was assessed :
Data of ULB-LOCGE will be reported in the coming weeks.
Sediment granulometry of UGent-RCMG will be reported by the end of April.
MUMM analyses of the sediment samples are not yet ongoing due to the availability of the laboratory.
The dataset reported by ULB-ESA contains also the results of VUB-ECOL (zooplankton data). For 2002 some nutrient data will be reported. Completed data sets will be sent soon (need one more day to be checked)
No data is generated.
Data of UGent-LCA and UGent-LET are received for the years 2002 and 2003.
The dataset of MUMM is also expected via the project data manager VLIZ.
The data of UGent-MARBIO are not yet ready.
Sediment samples 2004 are still being analyzed (ULg-LSM and UMH-LCO) and will be sent by the laboratory of UMH-LCO to BMDC.
No information from UA-EBT.
Data for Ugent-Marbio (2003 incomplete), IN and KUL-ECOL (no final results yet) are received for the years 2002-2003. For 2004, no data is expected for Ugent-Marbio.
Analyses of the sediment samples are not yet ongoing due to the availability of the laboratory.
Data of UGent-RCMG are expected by the end of the month.
Data for 2001 are received. No data are expected for 2002. For 2003 and 2004 the samples are still being analyzed.
No information from UA-MiTAC.
The first campaign took place in December 2003 (so no data are expected for 2002). Data for 2003 and 2004 are received. Expected: data 2004 UGent-marbio, physical data MUMM. No data is expected for UCL-BMAR as those data are passed on to the other laboratories.
Sampling localities are sent to BMDC. Data needs to be aggregated from different persons.