This platform provides two different types of web-based services for the SITES community:
As part of its basic functionality, SITES GIS captures and processes personal data that fall within the framework of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science) is a distributed national infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research. SITES aims to promote high-quality research by enabling long-term field measurements and field experiments, and by making data available.
The core of SITES is a set of field research stations that represent a variety of Swedish climate zones and ecosystems, including agricultural land, forests, wetlands, lakes and streams. In addition to offering well-functioning infrastructures for field research, SITES runs several long-term data collection programs that provide researchers with contextual data.
Open data from SITES is available on the SITES Data Portal. The portal contains quality-controlled data available for download from all SITES stations, thematic programs and station based programs. New datasets are continuously being uploaded. Data collected within SITES is freely available and can be used by anyone as long as the data is cited and acknowledged, following the instructions in the SITES data policy provided when data is downloaded.