I am a data manager on a large multidisciplinary marine research project.
We collect data from many stations, separated by tens of kilometres in most cases. For our physical oceanography data, we work a lot with NetCDF-CF files. I usually recommend that researchers create individual files per station, and publish them together in a single data collection. This increases flexibility, since a data user may only be interested in a subset of the data.
We also collect a lot of biodiversity data. I was wondering how this is often handled for Darwin Core Archives, and what is the recommended best practice?
Should the data be published together in a single Darwin Core Archive? Or should the data be divided up, 1 Darwin Core Archive per station?