PANGAEA - Data from various sources

EurOBIS Data Management Team, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

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Primary contact EurOBIS Data Management Team Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)


Eurobis data management team. 2020. PANGAEA - Data from various sources. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (


Biological data from various sources within PANGAEA
Collection of biological data from various sources within PANGAEA. Several smaller projects (less than 1 000 distribution records) and data which are not linked to a project, are collected here.

Overview of included projects:

  • Data from the Atlantic database for exchange processes at the deep see floor (ADEPD)
  • Data from the Baltic Sea System Study (BASYS)
  • Data from changes in the Geo-Biosphere during the last 15000 years
  • Data from Pelagic-benthic coupling in the oligotrophic Cretan Sea (CINCS)
  • Data from the European project on ocean acidification (EPOCA)
  • Data from the Investigation of new marine biological resouces in deep waters of Ionian and Aegean Seas
  • Data from Key coastal processes in the mesotrophic Skagerrak and the oligotrophic Northern Aegean (KEYCOP)
  • Data from the Kurile-Okhotsk sea marine experiment (KOMEX)
  • Data from the Laptev Sea system project (LSS)
  • Data from the Mangrove dynamics and management (MADAM)
  • Data from Hydrodynamics and biogeochemical fluxes in the Straits of the Cretan Arc (PELAGOS)
  • Data from Silicon cycling in the World Ocean (SINOPS)
  • Data from multiproxy approach for the reconstruction of the glacial ocean surface
  • Data from coastal ecology @ AWI
  • Data from periglacial dynamics @ AWI
  • Data from integrierte analyses zwischeneiszeitlicher klimadynamik
  • Data without project indications

Detailed citation information on these records can be found in PANGAEA.



Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS ( 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.
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Data Provider's dataset page:




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
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)
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species-65
Date, Begin1955-12-06
Date, End1998-06-15
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-77.97 - 71.00
Longitude-56.18 - 127.00
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Shared with None
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