The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data

Daniel Lear, Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS, OBIS UK

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Daniel Lear 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

Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA); (2016): DASSH: The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data
Lear, D. 2020. The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152350) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0c1cb7e9-c7d1-4643-b245-daa8839a183f)

Abstract

Accredited through the MEDIN partnership, and core-funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Scottish Government, DASSH provides tools and services for the long-term curation, management and publication of marine species and habitats data, within the UK and internationally.
DASSH is a flagship initiative of the Marine Biological Association (MBA), and builds on the MBA’s historic role in marine science. Through partnerships with other UK and European data centres DASSH contributes to data portals including the Atlas of Living Scotland, the UK National Biodiversity Network, EMODnet, EurOBIS and GBIF.

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/0c1cb7e9-c7d1-4643-b245-daa8839a183f
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=dassh

References

Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA); (2016): DASSH: The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data
Lear, D. 2020. The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152350) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0c1cb7e9-c7d1-4643-b245-daa8839a183f)

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 ID103152350
Seabirds0
Marine mammals473
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species7
Total480
Date, Begin1973-09-24
Date, End2010-09-22
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude49.87 - 60.73
Longitude-6.42 - -1.54
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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