Records from the NIWA AllSeaBio marine biology database

Latest version published by The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) on Aug 8, 2018 The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

The AllSeaBio database was used by NIWA (and its predecessor - New Zealand Oceanographic Institute (NZOI)) to store information about marine species caught during research operations, as well as museum specimens held at the New Zealand National Invertebrate Collection (NIC).

AllSeaBio was retired in 2005 and replaced by the Biods database (for research catch data) and the Specify database for NIC museum specimens.

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 57,452 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 57,452 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
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 (2017). Records from the NIWA AllSeaBio database. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 57452 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=obisallseabio 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: f14a1fdb-7721-4a54-85fe-7fd4aa75fca1.  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 Private Bag 14-901 Wellington New Zealand NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Database Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 Wellington New Zealand NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Database Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 Kilbirnie Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Geographic Coverage

Generally the New Zealand region, but also the Ross Sea in Antarctica and the South Pacific Islands.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-78, -160], North East [-10, 143]

Sampling Methods

Records were recorded from catches made by research operations,

Study Extent The New Zealand region, including the South Pacific Islands and the Ross Sea, Antarctica,
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 were exported from the original AllSeaBio database (MS Acess), and converted to Darwin Core formatted files.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers f14a1fdb-7721-4a54-85fe-7fd4aa75fca1
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=obisallseabio