EMODnet Biology

Date(s) (Creation)
Publisher(s): VLIZ – Flanders Marine Institute
Credit EMODnet Biology
ID EMODnet_Biology
Abstract EMODnet Biology provides three keys services and products to users. 1)The data download toolbox allows users to explore available datasets searching by source, geographical area, and/or time period. Datasets can be narrowed down using a taxonomic criteria, whether by species group (e.g. benthos, fish, algae, pigments) or by both scientific and common name. 2) The data catalogue is the easiest way to access nearly 1000 datasets available through EMODnet Biology. Datasets can be filtered by multiple parameters via the advanced search from taxon, to institute, to geographic region. Each of the resulting datasets then links to a detailed fact sheet containing a link to original data provider, recommended citation, policy and other relevant information. Data Products - EMODnet Biology combines different data from datasets with overlapping geographic scope and produces dynamic maps of selected species abundance. The first products are already available and they focus on species whose data records are most complete and span for a longer term.
Keywords Species distribution, Integrators, Biology, abundance, biomass, biota, benthos, plankton, birds, biodiversity, fish, flora, fauna, invertebrates, macroalgae, mammals, nekton, phytoplankton, plants, reptiles, zooplankton
Lineage Biodiversity data can be made available using the Darwin Core standard that is in use by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). This biogeographic data scheme is able to handle information and data of annual, seasonal, and spatial distribution of species composition and occurrence, but also abundance and biomass data in the water column and on the seabed can be handled with this data format.
Furthermore, OBIS-ENV-DATA pilot
Utilisation No condition applies

No limitations on public access