Topic outline

  • 1) Introduction

    Learning outcomes of the course:
    • Understand the general data flow for EMODnet Biology and how it interacts with other biodiversity data systems
    • Understand the different biological data standards used in EMODnet Biology
    • Be able to process a dataset from scratch in order to meet the EMODnet Biology data standards
    • Be able to publish your standardized data in the IPT
    • Understand the full data management cycle for EMODnet Biology, including data processing and data publication
    • Be able to perform advanced data quality check on your data.
    • Be able to access your data through the EMODnet Biology portal


    EMODnet Biology and overview of data management:
  • 2) Metadata

    • 3) Formatting your Dataset - DwC terms

      In this section you will learn what are Darwin Core terms. You will have a look at the most relevant terms used in EMODnet Biology and you will learn which are the mandatory terms to be used in each of the three tables (Event, Occurrence and Extended Measurements or Facts). You will use a demo exercise to practice how to map the existing column names to the DwC terms. Let's go!

      • 4) Formatting your dataset - data standardization (I)

        • 5) Formatting your dataset - data structure

          In this part of the lesson you will learn when to use Event core or Occurrence core. We will also see how to split your data from a flat table into the three required tables of the Event core schema: Event, Occurrence and Extended Measurements or Facts (eMoF). This is necessary to integrate your data in the EurOBIS/EMODnet relational database.

          • 6) Formatting your dataset - data standardization (II)

            In this lesson we will learn how to use controlled vocabularies (managed by BODC) to populate the Extended Measurements or Facts (eMoF) table.

            • 7) Publish your dataset on IPT

              • 8) Quality Control your dataset

                • 9) Harvesting by EMODnet Biology, OBIS, GBIF and DOI's


                  • FAQ - frequently asked questions