Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Victoria, Australia (1900-2017) - marine records

VBA Help, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact VBA Help Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Citation

In any reproduction, distribution or publication of the data, or in any use or adaptation of the data to create derivative works, the user must include a citation which attributes the source of the data and the date the data was published, as follows: Data Source: 'Victorian Biodiversity Atlas', © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (published [month, year]). Additional details are at https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/victorian-biodiversity-atlas/terms-and-conditions
Vba help. 2020. Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Victoria, Australia (1900-2017) - marine records. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152336) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0264be1a-9d3f-495d-afcb-ac22718a70ce)

Abstract

The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning works in partnership with a range of agencies and stakeholders to protect and preserve Victoria’s native landscape through a range of biodiversity, wildlife and community programs. We manage threatened species conservation and recovery, biodiversity research, invasive species, and climate change adaptation strategies. - See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife#sthash.giDedj4S.dpuf
The Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) is the web-based information system designed to manage information about native and naturalised species occurring in Victoria. The system includes species attribute information, including origin and conservation status, along with more than six million records of species distribution and abundance. All the published records have been through the verification process of the VBA which includes review by a panel of Victorian experts. The VBA includes the data submitted to DELWP from external sources as well as the Department’s own data collections from systematic surveys and general observations. For further information and access to the VBA please go to the DELWP website http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/biodiversity/victorian-biodiversity-atlas)
The VBA taxa has been validated using the World Register of Marine Species (http://www.marinespecies.org) and has been included in this dataset if it's habitat is marine. The field scientificnameId contains the WoRMS identifier.

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/0264be1a-9d3f-495d-afcb-ac22718a70ce
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=victorian_biodiversity_atlas

References

In any reproduction, distribution or publication of the data, or in any use or adaptation of the data to create derivative works, the user must include a citation which attributes the source of the data and the date the data was published, as follows: Data Source: 'Victorian Biodiversity Atlas', © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (published [month, year]). Additional details are at https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/victorian-biodiversity-atlas/terms-and-conditions
Vba help. 2020. Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Victoria, Australia (1900-2017) - marine records. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152336) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0264be1a-9d3f-495d-afcb-ac22718a70ce)
Vba help. 2020. Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Victoria, Australia (1900-2017) - marine records. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152336) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0264be1a-9d3f-495d-afcb-ac22718a70ce)

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

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 ID103152336
Seabirds22,745
Marine mammals6,747
Sea turtles29
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total29,521
Date, Begin1800-01-01
Date, End2015-12-18
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-39.54 - -37.01
Longitude140.06 - 151.01
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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