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MBA/MarLIN-Collated Marine Life Survey Datasets
Contact: Lear, Daniel

Archived data

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Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes: Restrictions available at contact person

As part of the Marine Biological Association’s role as a marine node of the UK National Biodiversity Network ( more

Marine datasets from a variety of sources have been collected, converted and archived by the MarLIN team. The data feeds into the NBN and then onto GBIF & OBIS.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Mammals
Marine, Biogeography, Birds, Marine mammals, Taxonomy, Ireland, UK

Geographical coverage
Ireland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1764 - 2005

Related datasets
Child datasets:
Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional), more
Marine Life Survey Data (collected by volunteers) collated by MarLIN, more
(Partly) included in:
Benthic occurrences, habitat maps, and species traits
Following version:
DASSH Data Archive Centre Statutory Agency and commercial marine surveys

Describing this dataset
Hiscock, K.; Tyler-Walters, H. (2006). Assessing the sensitivity of seabed species and biotopes: The Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN), in: Queiroga, H. et al. (Ed.) Marine biodiversity: patterns and processes, assessment, threats, management and conservation: Proceedings of the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Aveiro, Portugal, 8-12 September 2003. Developments in Hydrobiology, 183: pp. 309-320.
Hiscock, K. (2002). Practical application of Marine Life Information Network ( resources for environmental protection and management (poster), in: Brown, M. et al. (Ed.) The Colour of Ocean Data: International Symposium on oceanographic data and information management, with special attention to biological data. Brussels, Belgium, 25-27 November 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 11: pp. 65

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-28
Information last updated: 2013-12-04
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy

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