The European Tracking Network data management platform is the central data portal of ETN. It gives access to all types of fish telemetry data (currently acoustic telemetry, C-POD, acoustic archival and archival data is supported, but this will be expanded in the future to other telemetry types), and provides an interface to help researchers manage, download, explore, and share telemetry data. The below list provides step-by-step instructions for creating projects, adding metadata and detections, as well as managing and accessing data on the ETN portal.
You can download the ETN data manual here.
1. ETN structure and concepts
2. Registration and user groups
3. Data Policy: permissions and data sharing
DATA MANAGEMENT IN ETN
4. Data portal walkthrough
5. Create a project
6. Upload metadata and data
7. Data management
8. ETN portal tables
9. Shiny explorer
10. RStudio & ETN package
ETN Virtual Research Environment
Exploring fish telemetry data within the Lifewatch data explorer
The Rshiny LifeWatch Data Explorer is an interactive online tool that gives access to data that is stored in the ETN data repository. It provides an interface to explore and analyze these data. Some of the more recent data is temporarily under moratorium and therefore protected by password access. More information on how the explorer can be used can be found here.
Analyzing fish telemetry data
- ETN package
ETN is an R package with functions to access and process data from the European Tracking Network (ETN). The R package is available through GitHub.The ETN infrastructure currently requires the package to be run within the LifeWatch.be RStudio server, which is password protected. A login can be requested here.
- Download data package
This is a specific function in the etn R package that performs a download related to an animal project as a data package that can be deposited in a research data repository. When applying for a DOI you should run this function.
The ETN data portal has been developed by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and is open to all European telemetry users. New developments and additional features are added on a continuous basis. The web application is built using PHP (using the Symfony framework) for the back-end side and Bootstrap/jQuery/Datatables/… (among others) to facilitate the development of the front-end side.The ETN data portal has been developed by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and is open to all European telemetry users. New developments and additional features are added on a continuous basis. The web application is built using PHP (using the Symfony framework) for the back-end side and Bootstrap/jQuery/Datatables/… (among others) to facilitate the development of the front-end side.