SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information NetworkEntry ID: SCAR-MarBIN
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Abstract: SCAR-MarBIN (SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network) establishes and
supports a distributed system of interoperable databases, forming the Antarctic
Regional OBIS Node, under the aegis of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic
SCAR-MarBIN compiles and manages existing and new information on Antarctic
marine biodiversity by coordinating, ... supporting, completing and optimizing
database networking. This information will in turn be sent to larger
biodiversity initiatives such as OBIS - the information component of the Census
of Marine Life (COML)- and GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility).
SCAR-MarBIN data policy protocols align with the Antarctic Treaty (Art. III.1)
and IPY requirements, as well as data management protocols of GBIF and OBIS.
SCAR-MarBIN integrates these efforts, giving a single and easy access to
relevant marine biodiversity information and maximizing the exploitation of
SCAR-MarBIN is the companion-project of the Census of Antarctic Marine Life
(CAML), an ambitious 5-year project which aims at assessing the nature,
distribution and abundance of the Southern Ocean biodiversity. CAML will focus
the attention of the public on the ice-bound oceans of Antarctica during the
International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007/08. SCAR-MarBIN will handle biodiversity
data arising from CAML field projects.
SCAR-MarBIN is implemented within the Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBPF).
SCAR-MarBIN is supported by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation (SLOAN) through the Census of Marine Life (CoML) and the
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) (SCAR). SCAR-MarBIN is
International Polar Year Core Initiative #83 (IPY).
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Start Date: 1800-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints http://www.scarmarbin.be/datapolicy.php
Use Constraints http://www.scarmarbin.be/datapolicy.php
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +32(0)2 6274139
Fax: +32(0)2 6274277
Email: bruno.danis at scarmarbin.be
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences 29 Rue Vautier
Postal Code: 1000
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: danny.charbonneau at scarmarbin.be
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-01