Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional)

Jon Parr, Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS, OBIS UK

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Jon Parr Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA)
Secondary contact Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) N/A
Secondary contact Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) N/A

Citation

Parr, J. Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional). Marlin, Collated Marine Life Survey Datasets, Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, UK
Parr, J. 2020. Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151986) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/5c37fe6f-16d7-4da2-a591-fb4420fc217f)

Abstract

A collection of marine life surveys collated by the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) as part of their data access program. Surveys are either flagged as professional surveys or data collected by volunteer recorders as part for the Sealife Survey. Information about survey methodology can be found on the MarLIN Web site (www.marlin.ac.uk). There are currently 368 surveys collated by MarLIN containing 250,000 species records. Data ownership remains with the data provider and permission must be sought for commercial use of the data.

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/5c37fe6f-16d7-4da2-a591-fb4420fc217f
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=nbn_ga000178

References

Parr, J. Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional). Marlin, Collated Marine Life Survey Datasets, Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, UK
Parr, J. 2020. Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151986) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/5c37fe6f-16d7-4da2-a591-fb4420fc217f)
Parr, J. 2020. Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151986) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/5c37fe6f-16d7-4da2-a591-fb4420fc217f)

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 ID103151986
Seabirds0
Marine mammals5
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks3
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total8
Date, Begin1998-08-01
Date, End1999-09-01
Temporal prec.110000
Latitude51.65 - 54.47
Longitude-5.69 - 1.32
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)
Also available in None
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