Launch of the PeatDataHub

May 20, 2021

 

PeatDataHub logoPeatDataHub is a research hub for communicating peatland science and managing peatland monitoring data. 
The aims of PeatDataHub are:

  • Bring together data and create a community of people working on peatland sites around the world ensuring the long-term scientific resilience of peatland study sites 
  • Efficiently capture the data from both short and long-term peatland studies
  • Answer key research and management questions related to peatland processes and environmental change, and to build upon existing data to identify research gaps, new projects, and improved methods.
  • Engage with both governmental and non-governmental bodies to influence management practice and policy and to secure funding for peatland monitoring and research.

 

PeatDataHub data management


The PeatDataHub data management application is designed to store and manage peatland monitoring datasets.  The site metadata is public, so the peatland community can have an overview of which monitoring sites have been set-up around the world. Researchers can decide on the level of access to their datasets.

Screenshot of PeatDataHub databaseInformation that can currently be uploaded in a standardized format to PeatDataHub includes:

  • Water table data from individual wells within sites
  • Eyes on the Bog monitoring data
  • Photographs, including 360 images
  • Ancillary data (papers, maps, etc.)
  • Coming soon: rainfall data

 

PeatDataHub data partnerships


The database has a modular design which allows the inclusion of new metrics. In partnership with IUCN UK Peatland Programme, PeatDataHub developed a module to manage metrics collected by the Eyes on the Bog long-term monitoring initiative.

 

PeatDataHub have also created a video providing an introduction to the database: 

 

If you would like to find out more about PeatDataHub and/or would like a demo of the database functionality, please contact admin@peatdatahub.net 
 

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