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For each LTER site the information are provided, by site manager, into DEIMS-SDR registry (see https://deims.org). The LTER site’s information are grouped into main sections, the most important ones are:

  • Affiliations,
  • Boundaries,
  • Contacts,
  • Environmental characteristics,
  • General,
  • Infrastructure,
  • Parameters,
  • Relate resources,
  • Research topics.

For more details about the site data model please visit https://deims.org/models/?id=site.

The get_site_info function of {ReLTER} allows to download details about a specific site, through the DEIMS-SDR sites API and the DEIMS ID (https://deims.org/docs/deimsid.html).

Get affiliation info of the LTER site:

If the aim is to obtain the info about in which networks/RIs the site is listed, you can:

siteAffiliations <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = 'https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe',
  category = 'Affiliations'
)
# network(s) where the site is involved in
knitr::kable(
  siteAffiliations$affiliation.networks[[1]]$network,
  caption = "The list of the network(s) in which the site is listed"
)
The list of the network(s) in which the site is listed
name id
ILTER https://deims.org/network/
LTER Europe https://deims.org/network/
LTER Italia (Italy) https://deims.org/network/
# project(s) where the site is involved in
knitr::kable(
  siteAffiliations$affiliation.projects[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the project(s) in which the site is listed"
)
The list of the project(s) in which the site is listed
label uri
LIFEPLAN https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/856506
NETLAKE Cost Action ES1201 NA
eLTER (H2020) https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/654359
eLTER PLUS (H2020) - RA https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/871128
eLTER PLUS (H2020) - TA https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/871128
eLTER PLUS (H2020) - VA https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/871128
eLTER catalogue NA

Get boundaries info of the LTER site:

If the aim is to obtain the info about the geographic extent covering the area of all measurements, you can:

siteBoundaries <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "Boundaries"
)

tmap::tmap_mode("view")
## tmap mode set to interactive viewing
tmap::tm_basemap("OpenStreetMap") +
  tmap::tm_shape(siteBoundaries) +
  tmap::tm_polygons(col = "skyblue", alpha = 0.25, border.col = "blue")

Get Contacts info of the LTER site:

If the aim is to obtain the info about the reference to the contact person responsible for the site, the organisation operating the site and its monitoring programme(s), the reference to the organisation or the responsible national authority for funding and strategic decisions about the site or the full name of the person(s) or organisation(s) who created the documentation for the site, you can:

siteContact <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "Contacts"
)
# site manager(s)
knitr::kable(
  siteContact$generalInfo.siteManager[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the manager(s) of site"
)
The list of the manager(s) of site
type name email orcid
person Michela Rogora NA
# operating organisation of site
knitr::kable(
  siteContact$generalInfo.operatingOrganisation[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the operating organization of the site"
)
The list of the operating organization of the site
type name url
organisation CNR Water Research Institute http://www.irsa.cnr.it
# metadata provider(s) of site
knitr::kable(
  siteContact$generalInfo.metadataProvider[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the metadata provider(s) of site"
)
The list of the metadata provider(s) of site
type name email orcid
person Alessandro Oggioni https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7997-219X
person Cristiana Callieri NA
person Manuela Coci NA
person Marina Manca NA
# funding agency(ies) of site
knitr::kable(
  siteContact$generalInfo.fundingAgency[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the funding agency(ies) of site"
)
The list of the funding agency(ies) of site
type name url
organisation CIPAIS http://www.cipais.org/
organisation CNR Water Research Institute http://www.irsa.cnr.it

The same approach could be used for other category information.

siteGeneral <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "General"
)
siteGeneral
## # A tibble: 1 × 22
##   title  uri   geoCoord country geoElev.avg geoElev.min geoElev.max geoElev.unit
##   <chr>  <chr> <chr>    <list>        <dbl>       <int>       <int> <chr>       
## 1 Lago … http… POINT (… <chr>          194.         186        4633 msl         
## # … with 14 more variables: generalInfo.abstract <chr>,
## #   generalInfo.keywords <list>, generalInfo.status.label <chr>,
## #   generalInfo.status.uri <chr>, generalInfo.yearEstablished <int>,
## #   generalInfo.yearClosed <lgl>, generalInfo.hierarchy.parent <list>,
## #   generalInfo.hierarchy.children <lgl>, generalInfo.siteName <chr>,
## #   generalInfo.shortName <chr>, generalInfo.siteType <chr>,
## #   generalInfo.protectionLevel <lgl>, generalInfo.landUse <lgl>, …
siteInfrastructure <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "Infrastructure"
)
siteInfrastructure$generalInfo.collection
## [[1]]
##                collectionLabel collectionURI
## 1                  6 - 10 beds            NA
## 2                   > 5 places            NA
## 3                         Boat            NA
## 4                  Cable based            NA
## 5           Central station(s)            NA
## 6                        Paper            NA
## 7      Proprietary file format            NA
## 8          Relational database            NA
## 9  Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)            NA
## 10     Spatial data file (GIS)            NA
## 11              Telephone line            NA
## 12                XML database            NA
siteEnvCharacts <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "EnvCharacts"
)
siteEnvCharacts
## # A tibble: 1 × 26
##   title  uri   geoCoord country geoElev.avg geoElev.min geoElev.max geoElev.unit
##   <chr>  <chr> <chr>    <list>        <dbl>       <int>       <int> <chr>       
## 1 Lago … http… POINT (… <chr>          194.         186        4633 msl         
## # … with 18 more variables: envCharacteristics.airTemperature.avg <dbl>,
## #   envCharacteristics.airTemperature.min <dbl>,
## #   envCharacteristics.airTemperature.max <dbl>,
## #   envCharacteristics.airTemperature.unit <chr>,
## #   envCharacteristics.precipitation.annual <int>,
## #   envCharacteristics.precipitation.min <lgl>,
## #   envCharacteristics.precipitation.max <int>, …

By selecting the category Infrastructure you can obtain info as:

  • access type
  • data policy

By selecting the category Infrastructure you can obtain info as:

  • air temperature (min, max and average)
  • precipitation (min, max and average)
  • biogeographical region
  • biome
  • ecosystem type
  • eunis habitat
  • geoBon biome
  • geology
  • hydrology
  • soil
  • vegetation
siteParameters <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "Parameters"
)
# parameter(s) collected in the site
knitr::kable(
  siteParameters$parameter[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the funding agency(ies) of site"
)
The list of the funding agency(ies) of site
parameterLabel parameterUri
DNA sequence http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21400
acid neutralising capacity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10310
acid neutralizing capacity of water http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22029
air temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22035
algae species abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10338
ammonium content http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10071
atmospheric parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20937
available phosphorus http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22061
bacillariophyceae abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10083
bacillariophyceae biomass http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10120
bacillariophyceae biovolume http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22070
bacteria abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22026
bacterial diversity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22062
base cations content in water http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21208
biological diversity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21391
biological parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20940
biovolume http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10085
buffer capacity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21452
chemical composition of water http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21213
chemical parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10333
chlorophyll a content in water http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21214
chlorophyll content of water http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10088
community composition http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22086
conductivity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22089
dissolved nutrient http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22107
dissolved organic carbon in water http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10307
dissolved organic nitrogen http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10125
dissolved organic phosphorus http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22108
ecosystem parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20939
ecosystem structure http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21475
electrical conductivity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21552
fish abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30017
functional diversity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21393
genetic parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20942
incoming radiation intensity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22134
inorganic carbon content http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22135
inorganic nitrogen content http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22136
inorganic nutrient content http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22137
lake level http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22141
lake temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10011
land cover http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22142
land use http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22143
landscape parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20943
maximum temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21529
mean annual air temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21530
mean annual precipitation http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22166
mean annual temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21531
microbial biomass carbon http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22168
microbial diversity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22169
minimum temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21532
net primary productivity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21421
nitrogen budget http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20970
nitrogen content http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22174
nutrient concentration http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22176
oxygen concentration http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30179
oxygen saturation http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21215
pH value of water http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21218
photosynthetically active radiation intensity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22186
phytoplankton abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30018
phytoplankton biomass http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30021
population density http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22198
population size http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22199
precipitation intensity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22204
remote sensing parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20946
residence time http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10047
river temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10015
secchi depth http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22226
snow cover http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21559
snow depth http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22240
solar radiation http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22284
species abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10018
species composition http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22285
species group abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10021
species list http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22286
species presence http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10081
species richness http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22287
surface area http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21564
total acidity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21449
total alkalinity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21451
total organic carbon http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22297
total radiation irradiance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22298
water acidity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22030
water alkalinity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10303
water depth http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22310
water heavy metal concentration http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30024
water level http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30025
water parameter http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20945
water quality http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22312
water temperature http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22313
water transparency http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/10392
water volume http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22316
wind direction http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22317
wind speed http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/22319
zooplankton abundance http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30019
zooplankton biomass http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30022
siteRelateRes <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "RelateRes"
)
# resource(s) related to the site (e.g. datasets, activities)
knitr::kable(
  siteRelateRes$relatedResources[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the funding agency(ies) of site"
)
The list of the funding agency(ies) of site
relatedResourcesTitle relatedResourcesChanged uri
Biovolume of Phytoplankton in Lake Maggiore site code IT_SI001137_within the period 1981 - 2010 2021-08-25 16:38:00 https://deims.org/dataset/d9e94776-e7a8-11e2-a655-005056ab003f
Atmospheric deposition in Pallanza, Lake Maggiore watershed, 1980-2018 2020-12-13 20:06:00 https://deims.org/dataset/0ce46362-0aab-482a-b1f0-a444a5dada39
Phytoplankton_Biomass_Lake Maggiore_Ghiffa_station-1984-2018 2020-12-16 10:46:00 https://deims.org/dataset/0ab8425a-d574-4575-8ba9-5275c607b0c5
Water chemistry of Lake Maggiore, Ghiffa station, 1988-2018 2021-11-03 06:10:00 https://deims.org/dataset/69564188-89de-4879-ad88-4aa97c1d005d
Transparency (Secchi depth) of Lake Maggiore, Ghiffa station, 1988-2018 2022-02-16 11:36:00 https://deims.org/dataset/e538c743-2149-49e3-9025-14a04ea7c90d
Chlorophyll a_Lake_Maggiore_Ghiffa_Station-1984-2018 2021-01-10 21:48:00 https://deims.org/dataset/c857c8e2-48aa-4dcd-a7fb-e089bd4c5c4e
Water discharge of River Ticino, Lake Maggiore outlet, 1988-2018 2021-07-21 12:35:00 https://deims.org/dataset/fb3a8fec-0c1f-4c3a-81d5-364c7e6078c4
Moldaenke FluoroProbe sensor 2022-05-19 21:02:00 https://deims.org/sensors/NA
siteResearchTop <- ReLTER::get_site_info(
  deimsid = "https://deims.org/f30007c4-8a6e-4f11-ab87-569db54638fe",
  category = "ResearchTop"
)
# research topics(ies) of site
knitr::kable(
  siteResearchTop$researchTopics[[1]],
  caption = "The list of the funding agency(ies) of site"
)
The list of the funding agency(ies) of site
researchTopicsLabel researchTopicsUri
aquatic ecology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/80
biodiversity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21673
biology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21611
chemistry http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21656
ecology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21672
environmental science http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21768
fishery http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/30002
genetics http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21613
hydrology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21747
lake ecology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/69
limnology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21749
paleoecology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21706
paleolimnology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21750
phenology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21647
population dynamics http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21717
population ecology http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/82
species diversity http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21679
taxonomy http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21654
water chemistry http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/21662

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