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DEIMS-SDR (Dynamic Ecological Information Management System - Site and Dataset Registry; https://deims.org) is a web service that allows registering and discovering long-term ecosystem research sites around the globe, along with the data gathered at those sites and the people and networks associated with them. DEIMS-SDR describes a wide range of sites, providing a wealth of information, including each site’s location, ecosystems, facilities, parameters measured and research themes. It aims to be a globally comprehensive site catalogue of in-situ observation or experimentation facilities covering all (terrestrial) biomes and enabling that standardised information to be openly available to science, politics and the public in general.
DEIMS-SDR currently consists of four main components fulfilling different needs and offering linked services:
Additionally, there are a number of Python and shell scripts that ease the process of moving information from one subsystem to another.
Due to the usage of pyCSW and GeoServer, a variety of OGC services are supported that allow data from DEIMS-SDR to be queried.Currently, the following services are supported:
Youtube video is at https://youtu.be/k_25TZzEF1Q
Christoph Wohner, Environment Agency Austria, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wohner, C., Peterseil, J., Poursanidis, D., Kliment, T., Wilson, M., Mirtl, M., & Chrysoulakis, N. (2019). DEIMS-SDR – A web portal to document research sites and their associated data. Ecological Informatics, 51, 15–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.01.005