Surface pollen samples in the EPD
There is an increasing demand for the surface sample section of the
EPD. This section has not yet been integrated into the EPD as it is available
for downloading from the web. Since the collected data have different amounts
of metadata a set of threshold criteria were reiterated which all samples
should fulfil before they are made generally available. These are:
Latitude, longitude and altitude of the sample, with the best precision
Type of sample (lake sediment, moss, soil surface etc.)
Description of the type of site, including size of the opening (basin size).
Description of the regional vegetation and of the species present in the
Year in which the sample was collected.
Name of the analyst.