European Seabirds at Sea - data collected by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Belgium

Eric Stienen, Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit (LNE)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Eric Stienen Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit (LNE)
Secondary contact EurOBIS Data Management Team Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Secondary contact Wouter Courtens Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit (LNE)
Secondary contact Nicolas Vanermen Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit (LNE)
Secondary contact European Seabirds at Sea (ESAS) N/A
Secondary contact Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (LNE-INBO) N/A

Citation

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). European Seabirds at Sea - data collected by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). INBO Seabird distribution data (all trips).
Stienen, E. 2020. European Seabirds at Sea - data collected by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Belgium. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152547) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/c34c4c51-a0c6-41cc-b1b6-7ee3b8c971ef)

Abstract

This dataset represents a subset of the INBO-database on the distribution of seabirds and marine mammals starting from 1992 in north-west European marine areas with a focus on Belgian marine waters.
The INBO Seabirds at Sea Database was established in 1992 in close collaboration with the European Seabird at Sea Database (ESAS). This dataset represents a subset of the INBO-database on seabird distribution holding information on the distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in north-west European marine areas with a focus on Belgian marine waters. The most recent version of this database contains records that were collected during 1992-2011. The data were collected using a standardised ESAS methodology. The Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) and the Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models and the Scheldt Estuary (MUMM) sponsored parts of the data collection.

The data have been used to produce atlasses of seabird distrution, vulnerability maps and biological valuation maps. Subsequently, these data have been used for a wide variety of research purposes.

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/c34c4c51-a0c6-41cc-b1b6-7ee3b8c971ef
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=esas_inbo

References

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). European Seabirds at Sea - data collected by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). INBO Seabird distribution data (all trips).

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 ID103152547
Seabirds71,547
Marine mammals802
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total72,349
Date, Begin1992-09-30
Date, End2008-12-19
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude36.54 - 54.23
Longitude-9.10 - 5.35
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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