Scottish Coastal Observatory data is published under a digital object identifier for each monitoring site. No published data will be modified, but additional years of data will be added to resources after publication once Quality control is completed.
We therefore recommend that citations include information about the range of data used when citing the dataset (e.g. date or other parameter range, including filtering by quality flags)
This phytoplankton data resource contains the following columns:
DateSampled (The date of sampling YYYY-MM-DD)
Diatoms_per_litre (The concentration (in cells per litre) of all diatom species)
Dinoflagellate_per_litre (The concentration (in cells per litre) of all dinoflagellate species)