||Plankton and ecosystem databases, compilations, and ancillary information.
COPEPOD's global plankton database component provides plankton and ecosystem researchers with an integrated data set of quality-reviewed, globally distributed plankton abundance, biomass and composition data. Its visual, interactive interface is designed to help the user see exactly what data are currently available and then download them in a variety of usable formats and compilations. In addition to data distribution maps, COPEPOD offers a variety of text and graphical content summaries and searching options.
COPEPOD's Interactive Time-series Explorer (COPEPODITE) was born from a compilation of time series analysis tools and graphical visualizations developed in support of ICES and SCOR plankton time series working groups (e.g. ICES WGZE and WGPME, SCOR WG125 and WG137). These tools were used to pursue the working groups' research as well as to produce the ICES Plankton Status Report series for the North Atlantic. As work progressed, more and more tools were added to the toolkit, and more and more outside parties requested access to making similar figures for their own work. An online processing and plotting interface was developed, and COPEPODITE was born.
Like COPEPODITE, the compilation of data sources, analytical methods, and graphical visualizations featured in NAUPLIUS came about while working with NMFS scientists and members of the ICES and SCOR plankton research groups. It was created while solving the needs of these working groups, used to address real questions and pursuits in the plankton and ecosystems community.
COPEPEDIA is an in-development database of plankton taxa distribution maps, photographs, biometric traits, and genetic markers cooperatively compiled by ICES WGIMT, WGZE, WGPME, and the NOAA Fisheries COPEPOD project.
COPEPEDIA serves as the taxonomic management system for the COPEPOD project, synchronizing its databases, time series, and taxa-based international collaboration activities, all through a unique taxonomic identifier called a "taxonomic copePID" (or "copePID" for short). This eight-character copePID (e.g., Calanus fimarchicus = T4000005) can be used to identify the species and is used to link it to its COPEPEDIA entry (https://copepedia.org/?id=T4000005).