LIMNADES currently holds a large amount of bio-optical measurements and the purpose of this webservice to try and encourage collaboration and get the data that is most relevant to the studies that need it. However, this process prioritises our contributors scientific interests first and we do not release data without appropriate permissions unless otherwise stated.
This platform however provides the utility to our users to explore the metadata of the data that we hold and allows them to make reasonable data requests. Remember, collecting in situ data requires a lot of effort and often costs a lot of money so we are not going to going to hand over the entire database; even if you ask nicely. With that said, there are some freely available datasets that contributor have made avaliable that you can download without the authors direct permission, but you need to be a member first. The process is easy - click on the link below
One of the primary aims of the LIMNADES project over the coming years is the expand the LIMNADES database. We adopt the philosphy if you are going to request data it is only fair that some effort is made to contribute data back, so that everyone gets the best out of collaboration.
We polite ask that you check any results before submitting and provide appropriate metadata so that the results are intepretable to us and other research groups. We have a number of templates to help you submit data. With all submissions, you will be asked to accept one of the following data policies. If you are ready to submit data, please register and log in and follow instructions in the data submission panel.