|EDDI is a database of diatom
training datsets and transfer functions. It has has been developed by
combining and harmonising data from a series of smaller datasets from
across Europe and parts of Africa and Asia. The EDDI system makes these
data available on-line and allows diatomists to apply the transfer functions
to sediment cores. At present contains diatom counts and associated environmental
information for over 2000 taxa in 1350 modern samples from 23 regional
training datasets. All details of the training sets, diatom samples and
taxa can be listed or explored graphically via web pages and software
linked to the EDDI database. Taxonomic conventions used in merging the
EDDI datasets are fully documented with over 2000 digital images, and
environmental reconstructions using EDDI transfer functions are available
on-line or via free downloadable software.
These web pages are the first "draft" of the EDDI system.
||The system has been tested
using IE5 and Netscape 4.5 on PCs. The system has only been tested briefly
on Macs. We will be enhancing the site with more help and explanatory
text over the next few months and will try to fix and problems as quickly
as possible. In the meantime please be patient! We welcome feedback
on any aspect of the system.
EDDI was funded by the EU IV Framework programme under contract ENV4-CT97-0562.
Download a user guide to the system.