The Rshiny LifeWatch Data Explorer has been developed by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in 2015-2016. This interactive online tool gives access to all sensor data collected in the framework of the Flemish LifeWatch project, and 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.
The Data Explorer is built using RShiny server, Leaflet, ggplot2, PLotly, Dygraph and DataTables. The system is able to query MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Geoserver (WFS) and MongoDB servers.
Within the LifeWatch Data Explorer, 5 general sections are available to explore, plot, visualize and download data:
A1. Data source
A3. Data table
A4. Time plots
Several thematic portals have been set up as part of the Data Explorer:
B1. Underway Data Explorer
B2. Station Data Explorer
B3. Zooplankton Data Explorer
B4. GPS Bird Tracking Data Explorer
B5. Fish Telemetry Data Explorer
B6. Bat recorder Data Explorer
B7. CPOD Data Explorer
This manual offers a detailed overview of the functionalities within the 5 sections in general, followed by an explanation of some more specific functionalities for each of the thematic portals.