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Identification and Long-lasting Citability of Dynamic Data Queries on EMSO ERIC Harmonized Data

Ivan Rodero1, Andreu Fornós1, Raul Bardaji2, Stefano Chiappini3, and Juanjo Dañobeitia1,2
Ivan Rodero et al.
  • 1European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO ERIC), Rome, Italy
  • 2Marine Technology Unit - CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • 3Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) is a large-scale European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) member with strategically placed sea observatories with the essential scientific objective of real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. EMSO ERIC collects, curates, and provides high-quality oceanographic measurements from surface to deep seafloor to assess long-term time series and oceanographic modeling. In addition, EMSO ERIC has developed a set of data services that harmonize its regional facilities’ data workflows, enhancing efficiency and productivity, supporting innovation, and enabling data- and knowledge-based discovery and decision-making. These services are developed in connection with the ESFRI cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI) through the adoption of FAIR data principles (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) and supported by the ENVRI-FAIR H2020 project. 

EMSO ERIC’s efforts in adopting FAIR principles include the use of globally unique and resolvable persistent identifiers (PIDs) in alignment with the ENVRI-FAIR task forces. We present a service for the identification and long-lasting citability of dynamic data queries on harmonized data sets generated by EMSO ERIC users. The service is aligned with the Research Data Alliance (RDA) working group on data citation and has been integrated into the EMSO ERIC data portal. User-built queries on the data portal are served by the EMSO ERIC Application Programming Interface (API), which retrieves the user requested data and provides a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to the query, visualizations, and data sets in CSV and NetCDF formats. The data portal allows users to request a PID to the data query by providing mandatory and optional metadata information through an online form. The mandatory metadata consists of the description of the data and specific information about the creators, personal or organizational, including their identifiers and affiliations. The optional metadata consists of different types of titles and descriptions that the user finds compelling. The service provides a permalink to a web page maintained within the data portal with the PID reference, metadata information, and the URI to the data query. The web pages associated with PIDs also provide the option to request a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) if users are authorized via the EMSO ERIC Authorization and Authentication Infrastructure (AAI) system.

How to cite: Rodero, I., Fornós, A., Bardaji, R., Chiappini, S., and Dañobeitia, J.: Identification and Long-lasting Citability of Dynamic Data Queries on EMSO ERIC Harmonized Data, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-12096,, 2022.