Marine biodiversity atlas of the Balearic Sea

Salud Deudero Company, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares (MINECO-IEO)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Salud Deudero Company Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares (MINECO-IEO)
Secondary contact EurOBIS Data Management Team Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Secondary contact Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares (MINECO-IEO) N/A

Citation

Deudero, Vallespir, Obrador 2011. Atlas de Biodiversidad Marina del Mar Balear. http://www.ba.ieo.es
Deudero company, S. 2020. Marine biodiversity atlas of the Balearic Sea. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152574) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/e09c824c-cbd8-4529-b382-5306b2b3a875)

Abstract

The marine biodiversity atlas of the Balearic Sea integrates marine information with relevant data of different taxonomic groups (from phytoplankton to big species) during a period of more than 40 years of research and surveys.
The Marine biodiversity atlas of the Balearic Sea originates to provide the scientific community, public administration, consultancies and NGO's with a tool to easily acces the data on marine biodiversity collected by governmental agencies like the Spanish Oceanographic Institute.

The Atlas has been developed based on data derived from the different research groups of the Balearic Oceanographic Centre with the information resulting from more than 40 years of marine investigations.

Based on this information a dataset is constructed containing more than 90000 registers and integrating a high number of taxonomic groups: 33 phyla, 615 families, 1058 genera and around 1600 species found in the Balearic Islands context.
The spacial data cover a sampled surface of roughly 150.000 km2.

Objectives:

    1. Assess the marine biodiversity of de Balearic Sea and determine the specific composition of the communities of target taxonomic groups in different biotops of the Balearic waters.

    2. Design and implementation of a Marine Biodiversity Information System (SIBM) which allows the integration of the available information in a common georeferenced platform.

    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/e09c824c-cbd8-4529-b382-5306b2b3a875
    Data Provider's dataset page:
    http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=atlas_baleares

    References

    Deudero, Vallespir, Obrador 2011. Atlas de Biodiversidad Marina del Mar Balear. http://www.ba.ieo.es

    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 ID103152574
    Seabirds0
    Marine mammals33
    Sea turtles0
    Rays and sharks115
    Other species0
    Non spatial0
    Non species0
    Total148
    Date, Begin1982-03-01
    Date, End2009-10-28
    Temporal prec.110000
    Latitude39.16 - 39.98
    Longitude2.45 - 3.76
    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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