Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand

Latest version published by The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) on Nov 13, 2018 The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Occurrence details of New Zealand marine fauna and flora from around the coastline and offshore. Information is assimilated from a variety of sources including unpublished data sets and digitised from journal articles. Where the source is from a published paper the source paper citation is listed at the record level.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 11,286 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 11,286 records in English (663 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

SWPRON (2014). Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 9092 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=mbis_nz released on January 16, 2018.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5e2c9b3a-9d7c-4871-af8c-144e4f40e9d2.  The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF New Zealand.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Database Manager
NIWA Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Database Manager
NIWA Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Database Manager
NIWA Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Geographic Coverage

South western Pacific Ocean, including the New Zealand region

Bounding Coordinates South West [-75, -160], North East [-22.267, 95.7]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1873-06-23 / 2014-05-30

Sampling Methods

Biological data was sampled in-situ using a variety of equipment such as trawls, pots, grabs, dredges, and beach surveys.

Study Extent Marine species occurrence data collated from research events along the coast and in New Zealand waters.
Quality Control The scientific names have been mapped to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), using the online taxon match tool. All sampling locations have been plotted on a map to perform a visual check. The most important check would be to see if all sampling locations are (1) in the marine and/or brackish environment and (2) within the described sampling area.

Method step description:

  1. Data was then assimilated from digital and non digital sources (such as journal publications, reports, work sheets) into a central dataset.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 5e2c9b3a-9d7c-4871-af8c-144e4f40e9d2
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=mbis_nz