Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
Florida Coastal Everglades LTER - Information Management

FCE LTER Information Management System (IMS) Overview

FCE Data Management

FCE General Data Procedures

FCE researchers are responsible for quality assurance, data entry, validation, and analysis for their respective projects. The Information Manager schedules quarterly data collection dates (Jan 1, April 1, July 1, & October 1) throughout the year by sending email reminders, with the appropriate data submittal information, to all participating researchers. The Oracle relational database has been designed to accommodate diverse spatial and temporal heterogeneous data submitted by the FCE researchers. Minimal data submission requirements described in the FCE data submission information document allow individual FCE scientists to maintain their own specific research procedures and protocols that were established prior to the start of the FCE LTER program.

Data submitted to the Information Manager undergo IMS quality assurance and quality control procedures whereby the data and metadata are thoroughly examined to ensure that the data fields and values are correctly described by the metadata. These data are then converted into ASCII text (if not already submitted as ASCII) and loaded into the Oracle 12c database. Metadata and data values are then combined into one ASCII text file for archival purposes.




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