Joint Project for the analysis of timeseries data between the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland and the Institute of Southern Seas (Ukraine)
The monitoring of the marine environment (physics, chemistry as well as biodiversity) is becoming more and more important in the context of national and European laws and regulations such as the Marine Strategy Framework directive. While traditional measurements and count data remain important, data setsa are increasingly being generated by semiautonomous systems such as ferryboxes and buoys. These systems often produce data with a frequency of minutes or even less and an individual system such as a ferrybox can measure a dozen parameters of more simultaneously.
The integration and interpretation of these large and very diverse data sets is our biggest challenge today. A multitude of different statistical techniques for the analysis of these data sets are available, but their robustness in the application to different types of datasets and scientific contexts has not been sufficiently tested.
However, particularly with respect to climate change and its consequences for the marine environment reliably reliable analyses are of the utmost importance. This small project is dedicated to the comparison of techniques using data sets from very different environments, from areas with very different histories of anthropogenic impact.