This is the file download section of the PHYTOBS National Observation Service.
The main entry point for the PHYTOBS project is at www.phytobs.fr.
In this download section, files are organized by release (e.g. 2021-01) and by sampling station. The most recent release is always available using the
In each station folder, it is possible to download files in two tabular formats:
- CSV files (.csv extension) where fields are separated with a semicolon (;). These files contain a single header line followed by a series of data lines.
- ODV files (.txt extension) where fields are separated with a tab character. These files contain a header with SeaDataNet compliant metadata, followed by a line with column headers and units, and a series of data lines.
Files with different contents are provided:
Analystfiles containing single taxon counts.
Phytobsfiles containing single counts for taxon groups that are part of the SNO labelled taxon groups.
combinedfiles aggregating the two previous files.
Files are encoded with Unicode (UTF-8) character set, so this encoding should be selected when opening files in your spreadsheet application to ensure all characters are correctly displayed (see here for importing these files in Excel).
DATA USAGE/MODIFICATION/REDISTRIBUTION: All downloadable data on this web site is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 2.0 license.