Uploading data is a three stage process.
Stage 1 - the data file must first be screened for errors. If the report
produces no errors and the user accepts all warnings reported in the file, the
file can pass to the next stage.
Stage 2 – The data is plotted on graphs that allow the user to visually
check for outliers. If the user accepts the data and any outliers, the file can
pass to the next stage.
Stage 3 – The file is now ready for automatic uploading to the DATRAS
database, the user will be prompted to confirm on screen.
to start screening your file.
How to upload data into DATRAS
Preparing your data
Use the links further down the page to view the specifications and codes.
The DATRAS database accepts data as defined in the reporting formats.
All reference codes used in ICES databases are stored in one database
together with the links between the different codes. The codes relevant to trawl
surveys start with "TS_" except codes which are used for both fisheries and
environmental data (the code types are: datasets, dataset version, gear,
For fisheries data, ICES currently use the TSN codes when storing species
information, as the NODC codes are no longer updated.
Data availability - BETA
the data is uploaded it will immediately appear in the BETA database. Note that
submission status, which allows a user to check which files have been uploaded
and when, refers only to live data.