EcoPart is designed to host data from the Underwater Vision Profiler (UVP) and the LIIST instruments. It permits to:
• Load particle data and associate them with CTD data and plankton images loaded and annotated in Ecotaxa
• Process size spectra from the particle data
• Download the resulting particle spectra, the CTD and the plankton data according to defined permissions
• Visualize data and permit their promotion thanks to the internet access
The datasets can have different status (PRIVATE, PARTIALLY or FULLY AVAILABLE). If the data you are interested to
visualize or download are not accessible, you can contact the different project managers and data owners using the
links provided in the STATISTICS display.
The data owners are always indicated in the datasets that you download. Please contact them to get additional
information and discuss publications.
By default, all particle and CTD data can be displayed in the graph section and limited resolution data
Unless the project manager changes the delays, the full particle and CTD data will be available after 24 months from
Unless the project manager changes the delays and if the Ecotaxa associated project is annotated and visible, the
validated plankton data will be available after 36 months from acquisition.
You can get full access to any dataset (project) by getting annotation or management permission to the
associated Ecotaxa annotation project (for UVP projects only).
Warning about the plankton datasets: only validated (e.g. annotation visually checked by experts) are
included in the displayed and downloaded datasets. Please check the validation ratio in the statistics page and in
the data summary exported with the data. Do not hesitate to visit the Ecotaxa project to check the quality of the
Data provider information
This application is designed to facilitate the processing and the display of the LISST and UVP datasets.
A mobile instance will be available (contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for field processing of your data but the importation of the projects will have to be done again on the server
instance when back to shore.
We recommend keeping the default settings for the delays to release your datasets and make the associated
Ecotaxa project visible. This will allow the access of the results and the visualization of the images.
Citation and disclaimer
If you use EcoTaxa or EcoPart in your work, we would appreciate that:
• you cite it as: Picheral M, Colin S, Irisson J-O (2017). EcoTaxa, a tool for the taxonomic classification of
• you consider setting aside some funds in your next grant to support its maintenance and development. Contact
us to estimate what would be both reasonable and useful.
EcoPart was funded by SOERE MOOSE…..
/ Development by: Altidev
Disclaimer: The managers of the EcoTaxa application are not responsible for the safekeeping of the images and
associated data it hosts, even if they make their best to keep the application stable and secure.