COSYNA data access

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The COSYNA data are available free of charge and are publicly accessible in the COSYNA data portal.

Please take a minute and let us know where you’re located and the reason for your interest in our data. You will, of course, remain anonymous and your information is only used for statistical analysis.

If you’d like to use COSYNA data, please consider the COSYNA data usage guidelines.


COSYNA data management

COSYNA data management organises the data streams between observational and storage systems at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and partner sites, the data documentation and the user interfaces for data retrieval and presentation. By adhering to national and international standards and regulations for data management and quality control, COSYNA ensures compatibility with other marine and coastal data centres. These standards cover information sources, data exchange, metadata and data quality. COSYNA can therefore contribute to a European-wide network of coastal observation systems.

Monitoring the current state of the sea as well as the subsequent pre-operational reconstructions of these conditions and their prediction require fast transmission rates, automated quality control and data assimilation. The COSYNA data portal enables technical realisation of these data streams, ranging from the data source to the end user. Metadata, observational and model data are merged into a long-term, searchable archive which can help to identify the development of physical and biogeochemical parameters in the North Sea on a broad spectrum of temporal and spatial scales.

In the COSYNA data portal all routine data that are measured in COSYNA can be selected and displayed in combination with remote sensing and radar data.

COSYNA adheres to an open access policy, providing scientists, coastal management and laypersons with equal access to all COSYNA data and metadata. The COSYNA data portal presents all data and metadata in a comprehensive format. The users can select parameters, data sources, time frames and format types (overlay raster map or time series diagrams) and can either plot or download the data.

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The example depicts a combination of FerryBox data and MERIS data for chlorophyll.

All regularly measured data can be selected in the COSYNA data portal in combination with remote sensing and radar data. The example represented above illustrates a combination of FerryBox and MERIS data for chlorophyll.