The Mangrove Information System MAIS: Managing and Integrating Interdisciplinary Research Data

Salzmann, Ulrich, Krause, Gesche, Koch, Boris and Rojo, I. Puch (2010) The Mangrove Information System MAIS: Managing and Integrating Interdisciplinary Research Data. In: Mangrove Dynamics and Management in North Brazil. Ecological Studies: Analysis and Synthesis, 211 (VIII). Springer, London, pp. 355-364. ISBN 978-3642134562

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13457-9_22

Abstract

The Mangrove Information System (MAIS) has been developed to enable data syntheses and to ensure long-term data availability, quality and exchange within the research project MADAM (Mangrove Dynamics and Management). MAIS manages heterogeneous datasets on biology, chemistry, geography and socioeconomics collected in north Brazil since 1996. The GIS database has been designed with particular attention to the development of a flexible data model and user friendly graphical interface. Here, we present a description of the design and functions of MAIS and demonstrate its potential for supporting and improving interdisciplinary research. We also discuss the challenges of running such a central information system and provide recommendations for a successful management of heterogeneous data within a long-term research project.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C100 Biology
F600 Geology
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Ulrich Salzmann
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 14:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11398

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