The data analysis platform was created by VLIZ in commission of the VNSC, to facilitate options for researchers and other users to analyze the datasets within ScheldeMonitor. This platform consists of a RStudio environment, a collection of RShiny applications, and a GitHUB organisation with dedicated repositories.
ScheldeMonitor provides an online RStudio environment that is accessible to researchers to run their R-scripts in an online and centralized environment, accompanied by data from ScheldeMonitor. This environment is accessible after authentication. The credentials used for this authentication can also be used in the Data Download Toolbox, and can be requested here.
VLIZ has provided applications made in RShiny, to be used by users to create graphs and figures from data within ScheldeMonitor. Doing so, ScheldeMonitor aims to make data on nutrients, water levels, wave levels and species distribution in the Scheldt estuary more accessible.
ScheldeMonitor has created a GitHUB organisation to be able to apply versioning to projects, that executed in commision of ScheldeMonitor or the VNSC. The organisation consists of public and private repositories, that are dedicated to specific projects and publications.
VNSC - Data Archive
Partners of the different Project Working Groups of the VNSC may request access to the online data archive of MDA, where original data files are stored that have been delivered to the ScheldeMonitor. This online archive can be accessed through the following page.
ScheldeMonitor provides two manuals to support researchers that make use of this data analysis platform, both for the RStudio server and GitHUB repository.
While the RStudio manual details how to gain access the server, and connect it with relevant data services of ScheldeMonitor, the GitHUB manual provides rules and guidelines on the best practices of working with git-versioning.
The manuals are written in RMarkdown, and can be accessed below: