Biological Investigations of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks (BIOMASS) Programme
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Abstract: The Biological Investigations of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks (BIOMASS) Programme was established in the late 1970's for the study of the Antarctic marine ecosystem and its living resources (Thorley, online resource). Data were collected during 3 major field experiments between 1981 and 1985, divided into two periods: First International BIOMASS Experiment (FIBEX) in 1980-1981, and the Second International BIOMASS Experiment (SIBEX) in 1983-1985. In total 34 cruises were carried out (El-Sayed, online resource), of which 21 cruises were gathered in this data set. This data set provides sea-bird observation collected in the cruises.

Purpose: The main objective of BIOMASS was to gain a deeper understanding of the structure and dynamic functioning of the Antarctic marine ecosystem as a basis for the future management of potential living resources (El-Sayed, online resource), with the particular focus on krill. Specifically, FIBEX was aimed at carrying out a quasi-synoptic survey over a wide area the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and ... View entire text
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Caption:  Sea-bird Observations
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -37.5   S: -77.7   E: -0.77   W: 25.05

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. S.Z. El-Sayed, Licenciado NĂ©stor, CoriaDra. Maria Elba Isabel Marquez, Dr Eric J Woehler, Dr. Patricio Eberhard, Dr. Pierre JOUVENTIN, Dr. Yasu Naito, Professor Stanislaw Rakusa-Suszczewski, Dr. Maria Gavrilo, Dr. John Cooper, Dr. George Hunt, Jr., Professor John Croxall
Dataset Title: Biological Investigations of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks (BIOMASS) Programme
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-03-21 18:00:48-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/Resources/AEDC/aedc_link_page.html
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BIOMASS

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-11-14
Stop Date: 1985-03-08
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of data, BAS does not warrant the accuracy of any data supplied and has no responsibility for determining the fitness of the data for their intended use by the recipient.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Open public unless otherwise stated.

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Use by the recipient of the BIOMASS data set provided by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is at the recipient's own risk. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of data, BAS does not warrant the accuracy of any data supplied and has no responsibility for determining the fitness of the data for their intended use by the recipient. The provision of such data carries no liability for its accuracy or reliability and neither BAS nor its employees can be held accountable for any loss, damage, injury or any other occurrence arising from the use of these data.
Use Constraints Open public unless otherwise stated. Use by the recipient of the BIOMASS data set provided by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is at the recipient's own risk.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PATRICK N. HALPIN
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at duke.edu
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 24.857
Distribution Format: shapefile
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
Contact Address:
LSRC A321
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-19
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