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Ifremer BIOCEAN database (Deep Sea Benthic Fauna)Entry ID: ifremer
Abstract: The Biocean database was designed to gather the extremely large volume of data collected from different deep-sea ecosystem studies conducted by Ifremer's department of "Environnement Profond" and aims at facilitating ecosystem studies in the deep sea. It represents an important new resource for deep-sea ecologists and will have wide applications in biogeography, and biodiversity studies.. The ... relational database is available online and contains data covering 30 years of French deep-sea oceanographic research.
This database comes in a six-application package; two of them are used on research vessels to collect operational data, whereas the others are used to link with a core database back on land. The latter are used to: (1) manage the taxonomic nomenclature, (2) monitor the identification of faunal collections and (3) fill in chemical analyses results or measurement data files (4) add or extract data from the database. BIOCEAN was designed to facilitate ecosystem studies in the deep sea. 24,426 records representing 3,156 species are present. Faunal collection with traditional gear (cores and trawls), submersible Nautile and ROV Victor (Remotely Operated Vehicle). Habitats covered include:deep-water benthic ecosystems including hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, deep-coral reefs and sediments.
Size reference: 23876 distribution records collected in 69 cruises, 3170 species
BIOCEAN database is open to anyone. Taxonomical and biogeographical data are opened through different web portals:
-OBIS, Ocean Biogeographique Information System, CoML (Census of Marine Life) web portal.
-EurOBIS, the European Ocean Biogeographique Information System.
-SCAR-MarBIN, the Marine Biodiversity Information Network, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, International Council for Science.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fabri, M-C. et al.
Dataset Title: Ifremer BIOCEAN database (Deep Sea Benthic Fauna)
Dataset Release Date: 24 Dec 2004
Dataset Release Place: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Dataset Publisher: Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, Ifremer
Data Presentation Form: World Wide Web electronic publicationOnline Resource: http://www.ifremer.fr/isi/biocean
Start Date: 1967-08-01Stop Date: 2001-07-19
OCEANS > MARINE VOLCANISM > HYDROTHERMAL VENTS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > LAMPREYS/HAGFISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > BRYOZOANS/MOSS ANIMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ROUNDWORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARROW WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > PEANUT WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > BURROWS/SPOON WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > WATER BEARS (TARDIGRADES)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ENTOPROCTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > PRIAPULANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > LAMP SHELLS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > AMOEBOIDS > AMOEBAS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT > COLD SEEPS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Quality Data from OZCAM data providers have not been verified or checked in a
systematic way, although some contributing institutions may have done a more or
less rigorous check of the quality of the data. Data are often sourced from
specimen labels, particularly for old museum specimens and inaccuracy is often
due to this fact.
Access Constraints Data supplied to OBIS by museums around Australia via OZCAM are freely
accessible by the public. The data supplied may not represent the total
holdings of any one institution as data about incompletely identified
specimens, manuscript names and specimens where a georeference cannot be
calculated have normally been withheld from publication.
Use Constraints Data users should acknowledge Museum Victoria and also OZCAM Australia's Fauna.
Acknowledge the use of specific records from the Australian museum in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.
For information purposes, email to firstname.lastname@example.org the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ewallis at museum.vic.gov.au
MUSEUM VICTORIA PO Box 666
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3000
Phone: +61 8 9427 2757
Fax: +61 8 9328 8686
FRANCIS STREET WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
Province or State: Western Australia
Postal Code: 6000
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 61 2 9320 6343
Email: PaulF at austmus.gov.au, paul.flemons at austmus.gov.au
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2010
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-15