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An On-line Accessible Metadatabase on Phenological Networks
Entry ID: EPN_Metadatabase
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Summary
Abstract: Within the framework of the European Phenology Network EPN a metadatabase on phenological networks has been developed to store basic information about active and historical monitoring networks on phenology. In parallel two frontends to this database were made accessible to the scientific community and the general public at the Internet: A digital questionnaire (http://epn.pik-potsdam.de/cgi-bin/epn/readepn.py) to gather information on phenological networks and a corresponding retrieval tool to browse this information ( http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~rachimow/epn/html/frameok.html ).

The overall aim of EPN is to improve monitoring, assessment, and prediction of climate induced phenological changes and their effects in Europe. One of the objectives of EPN is to improve integration of, and access to phenological data in a systematic, structured and user-friendly way and to exchange knowledge and information between phenologists of different scientific disciplines.

In the past there has been a lack of well structured and online accessible information on phenology network data in Europe and the whole world. This situation has hampered research as well as exploitation and application of data by potential users. The EPN metadatabase is a first step to fill this gap.

Service Citation
Title: An On-line Accessible Metadatabase on Phenological Networks
Provider: PIK
URL: http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~rachimow/epn/html/frameok.html
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
Keywords
Phenology
Service Provider
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: CLAUS RACHIMOW
Phone: +49-331-288-2500
Fax: +49-331-288-2600
Email: epn at pik-potsdam.de
Contact Address:
PO BOX 60 12 03
City: Potsdam
Postal Code: D-14412
Country: Germany
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: online
Fees: Free
Personnel
CLAUS RACHIMOW
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: +49-331-288-2500
Fax: +49-331-288-2600
Email: epn at pik-potsdam.de
Contact Address:
PO BOX 60 12 03
City: Potsdam
Postal Code: D-14412
Country: Germany
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-07-01
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-08-24
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