COPEPOD's Interactive Time-series Explorer (COPEPODITE) was born from a compilation of time series analysis tools and graphical visualizations developed in support of ICES and SCOR plankton time series working groups (e.g. ICES WGZE and WGPME, SCOR WG125 and WG137).
These tools were used to pursue the working groups' research as well as to produce the ICES Plankton Status Report series for the North Atlantic.
As work progressed, more and more tools were added to the toolkit, and more and more outside parties requested access to making similar figures for their own work.
An online processing and plotting interface was developed, and COPEPODITE was born.
The plankton and environmental time-series presented in COPEPODITE's METABASE come from COPEPOD's ongoing data management and time series analysis support for SCOR working groups
and ICES working groups
The standard analysis and presentation figures shown in the METABASE site summaries were created using COPEPODITE's Time Series Toolkit.
This toolkit allows outside users to load their own data and quickly get a variety plots and results from the wide selection of tool modules developed in cooperation with these plankton working groups.