Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database

Judith Connor, Monterey Bay Aquarium; Research Institute (MBARI)

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Secretariat

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Judith Connor Monterey Bay Aquarium; Research Institute (MBARI)
Secondary contact OBIS Secretariat Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Citation

Nancy Jacobsen Stout, Linda Kuhnz, Lonny Lundsten, Kyra Schlining, Susan von Thun, (2002) Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database, Year 2000, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California USA, Database, www.mbari.org/vars
Connor, J. 2020. Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151507) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/a419c8da-35ed-4b62-9709-39b56369c44e)

Abstract

The original dataset, provided by OBIS-USA, contains all distribution records. The dataset in OBIS Seamap is a subset of the original dataset, only containing marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/a419c8da-35ed-4b62-9709-39b56369c44e
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.obis.org/nonode/resource?r=mbari

References

Nancy Jacobsen Stout, Linda Kuhnz, Lonny Lundsten, Kyra Schlining, Susan von Thun, (2002) Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database, Year 2000, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California USA, Database, www.mbari.org/vars
Connor, J. 2020. Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151507) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/a419c8da-35ed-4b62-9709-39b56369c44e)
Connor, J. 2020. Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151507) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/a419c8da-35ed-4b62-9709-39b56369c44e)
Connor, J. 2020. Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151507) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/a419c8da-35ed-4b62-9709-39b56369c44e)

Attributes

Overview

The attributes of this dataset are compatible with the OBIS Schema, then reformatted to the OBIS-SEAMAP schema. If you would like to get the data in the OBIS Schema, please visit iOBIS Portal.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103151507
Seabirds0
Marine mammals26
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks22
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total48
Date, Begin2000-02-02
Date, End2000-12-21
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude34.61 - 44.99
Longitude-130.37 - -120.78
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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