Mercoledì, 05 Marzo 2014 16:06

Data-LTER-Mountain (NextData) "Armonizzazione e standard per dati esistenti e di nuova raccolta e metadati su siti LTER in ecosistemi montani italiani"

Il progetto Data-LTER-Mountain svilupperà un sistema distribuito di archivi e di servizi di accesso ai dati e ai metadati raccolti nei siti montani della rete LTER-Italia. L’IREA è chiamata a definire gli standard per descrivere adeguatamente e armonizzare i dati ecologici e relativi metadati, sviluppando sia il sistema di archiviazione per i dati raccolti nei siti LTER di montagna sia i servizi di accesso a questi stessi, mettendoli in collegamento con gli archivi di NextData.

 
Committente: NextData, progetto di interesse del MIUR.

Prime contractor: CNR - Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (IBAF)

Periodo di attività: 2014-2015

Finanziamento IREA: € 108,325

Responsabile IREA:  Paola CarraraAlessandro Oggioni

 

Riferimenti: "Data-LTER-Mountain: Harmonisation and standards for existing and newly collected Data and MetaData on LTER sites in Italian Mountain ecosystems"del Progetto di interesse NextData del MIUR


Project description

The project Data-LTER-Mountain will develop a distributed systems of archives and access services to data and metadata collected in Italian Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites located in mountain ecosystems. Archives and services will be developed starting from the experience of EnvEurope project and will be harmonised to national and international approaches, in connection to NextData tools.

Sites are from high elevation grasslands and nival ecosystems, mountain forests, mountain lakes, from Apennines and Alps. All sites are included in the LTER-Italy network.

The project will: i) contribute to the definitions of standards and models for biological and ecological data and metadata in mountain sites; ii) provide mountain LTER sites of their own data and metadata systems, according to defined standards and models; iii) entry metadata and data in the system, using already available data and data collected in new campaigns; iv) act to make available services for the larger LTER communities at national and international level.

Main goals of the project

  1. Evaluation of the existing data standards to publish and make available data and metadata, integration with existing systems adopted and shared by other national/international communities
  2. Contribution to the definitions of standards and models for biological and ecological data and metadata collected in mountain sites
  3. Provide mountain LTER sites of their own data and metadata systems, according to defined standards and models, in connection to NextData tools, so that each site can contribute to a wider archive of metadata useful to browse ecological and biological data.
  4. Entry of metadata and data in the system, using already available data and with data collected during new measurements campaigns with particular attention to ecosystem processes and functional properties.
  5. Outreach actions of data and metadata standards and models for the bio-ecological realm to be made available for the larger LTER communities, beyond mountain sites, at national and international level

Units and tasks in the project:

Unit 1 – CNR - IBAF
Contact to LTER–Italia; Coordinator of LTER Site "Forests of the Apennines"; Link to Corpo Forestale dello Stato; grant holder contract for organisation, provision and collection of data on terrestrial sites (in cooperation with the other two grant-holders at CNR-ISE and CNR-IREA) and providing support to all Units.

Unit 2 – CNR - IREA
Defining standards/models to suitably describe and harmonize bio-ecological data and metadata; developing the system of mountain LTER sites' archives and access services to the results of research in mountainous ecosystems, in connection with the archives of NextData; grant holder contract for data standards and information management tools (in cooperation with the other two grant-holders at CNR-IBAF and CNR-ISE) and providing support to all Units.

Unit 3 – CNR - ISE
Coordinator of two research sites within the parent site IT09 "Mountain lakes"; grant holder contract for organisation, provision and collection of data on high mountain freshwater sites (in cooperation with the other two grant-holders at CNR-IBAF and CNR-IREA) and providing support to all Units.

Unit 4 – UniTO
Coordinator of LTER Site "North-Western Italian Alps"; organization, provision and collection of data on high mountain sites, in collaboration with the Regional Environmental Agency of the Aosta Valley (supported from and in cooperation with grant-holders at CNR-ISE and CNR-IREA), specific expertise on soil and snow data.

Unit 5 – UniMol
Coordinator of LTER Site "High-Elevation Apennines"; organisation, provision and collection of data on high elevation sites in the Apennines, (supported from and in cooperation with grant-holders at CNR-IBAF and CNR-IREA), specific expertise on plant diversity data, dendroecological analysis, wood anatomy and land-cover changes

Unit 6 - UniPar
Coordinator of LTER Site "Mountain lakes"; organisation, provision and collection of data on high elevation sites in the Apennines, (supported from and in cooperation with the grant-holders at CNR-ISE and CNR-IBAF), specific expertise on lake diversity data