Period of creating
Karstological database consists of a digital metadata collection that is openly accessible on the IZRK Metadata Portal and a digital collection of research data to which only the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU has access via the IZRK Data Cloud.
The IZRK Metadata Portal was developed at the Data Centre of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU from 2021 to 2022 using the GeoNetwork platform to build a system management and user interface for multidisciplinary environmental data mining and access to data products. The architecture of the new metadata portal is compliant with FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) and data lifecycle, and is collecting and mapping various datasets, databases, research sites and instruments, virtual laboratories, workflows, and codes. The portal offers data for multidisciplinary KARST database and for multidisciplinary research that covers all domains and functionalities of a karst landscape. Moreover, the portal is designed to provide a temporal and spatial link between specific sites and their data as part of three main EU infrastructure projects:
RI-SI-LifeWatch (2019 - 2021) – promotional video
RI-SI-EPOS (2019 - 2021) – promotional video
eLTER RI (2020 - 2025) – promotional video
The IZRK Data Cloud was developed at the Data Centre of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU in 2022. It collects research data.