Wildlife on Voyage Database
Entry ID: DB_WOV

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Abstract: A database of seal, whale and bird observations made from ships since the 1978/1979 austral summer shipping season. Observations are typically made from the bridge out one side of the ship. Data held in this database greater than two years old are publicly available. This work forms part of ASAC project 1219 (ASAC_1219).

Initial datasets were from the BIOMASS cruises (ADBEX1,ADBEX2,ADBEX3, SIBEX, FIBEX).

Species distribution data are made available to SCAR-MarBIN (http://www.scarmarbin.be), OBIS and GBIF via the DiGIR protocol and Darwin Core schema.

As at June 2007, expected distribution counts are 142,000 to OBIS/GBIF and 89,000 to SCAR-MarBIN.
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Description: Wildlife on Voyage Database
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -38.0   S: -70.0   E: 173.0   W: 20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Woehler
Dataset Title: Wildlife on Voyage Database
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 250 m
Longitude Resolution: 250 m
Temporal Resolution: 1 hour
ISO Topic Category
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Values provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints Data greater than two years old are publicly available.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: free
Email: eric.woehler at gmail.com
Contact Address:
Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11
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