We are pleased to inform you about the EURO-CARBON database initiative which aims to provide a baseline of sediment organic carbon levels on a European regional sea scale. If you have relevant carbon data from marine sediments, then please consider contributing your data to the EURO-CARBON database by 27 June 2023 at the latest. The database can potentially be updated periodically in the future to determine trends in organic carbon pools.
A data paper describing the database will be submitted to the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters (Impact Factor = 8.5). All originators of submitted data and those that provide more than 40 individual carbon observations will be named co-authors on the resulting data article.
If you have any marine sediment carbon observations (i.e. field data) from nearshore to the deep ocean in European regional seas you would like to include in the database, please either:
- Use the excel spreadsheet Blue carbon data – template_Final.xls and return it to the coordinators with your data. They prefer to receive these as Excel or text files, but they can deal with most other file types if necessary. Spreadsheets of data should be row-wise (i.e. each data point on its own row).
- Let the coordinators know of any possible open data repository for sediment organic carbon observations, which they can access themselves.
To find out more about the project, please visit the website: https://mpa-europe.eu/contribute-to-the-euro-carbon-database/