EAISSNA - Electronic Atlas of Ichthyoplankton on the Scotian Shelf of North America (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: OBIS.AtlasIchthyoplankton

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Summary
Abstract: The EAISSNA database contains information on location and time of spawning, and
abundance and distribution of eggs and larvae of marine fish on the Scotian
Shelf of North America. 197 scientific publications from 1919 to 2001 were
reviewed and original analysis conducted on datasets from Department of
Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Scotian Shelf Ichthyoplankton Program (SSIP) and
Fisheries Ecology Program (FEP) for 1976-82 from data archives, providing
information on 107 taxa of fish and invertebrates. The database is intended for
use in environmental assessment and management activities associated with
offshore hydrocarbon development and production and ocean management.

Supporting maps and database tables, and possible enhancements and developments
including standards based World Wide Web (WWW) access are also described.
Compact Disks (CD) (report, lists, maps and data) can be obtained from the
authors.The database provides georeferenced information on distribution and
seasonality of fish eggs and larvae, an important component of the ecosystem of
the Canadian continental shelf. It is used by environmental managers, the oil
industry and fisheries researchers. The database resides on the Fisheries
and Oceans Canada Maritime Science Virtual Data Centre (VDC), which supports
access and searches, as well as manipulation and visualization. The database
includes new summary analyses of geospatial data from the Scotian Shelf
Ichthyoplankton Program (SSIP) and Fisheries Ecology Program (FEP) and
displays the information as electronic images (Microsoft portable network
graphics format(PNGs) as well as vector representations (MapInfo Professional,
MID/MIF transfer format).


Purpose: These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download to personal computers for ad-hoc end-user analysis.

OBIS Schema concepts present in this dataset include: Date Last Modified,
Institution Code, Collection Code, Catalog Number, Scientific Name, Source,
Citation, Year Collected, Start Year Collected, Ocean, Country, Locality,
Longitude, Start Longitude, End Longitude, Latitude, Start Latitude, End
Latitude, Life Stage, Notes.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: OBIS Advanced Search Result


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Canada_DFO_AtlasIchthyoplankton


Geographic Coverage
 N: 56.0 S: 12.5  E: 55.0  W: 73.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stewart, P. and Branton, R.
Dataset Title: EAISSNA - Electronic Atlas of Ichthyoplankton on the Scotian Shelf of North America
Dataset Series Name: Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1903-06-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GEORGES BANK


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Project
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.


Keywords
Distribution
Marine Fish Eggs
Marine Fish Larvae
Marine Fish Spawning
Seasonality
Scotian Shelf
Eastern Canadian Continental Shelf and Slope


Data Center
Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/OBISCanada

Data Center Personnel
Name: OBIS CANADA ADMINISTRATION
Email: OBISCanada at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None


Personnel
ROBERT M. BRANTON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (902) 426-3537
Fax: (902) 426-1506
Email: brantonb at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA


PAT STEWART
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (902) 798-4022
Email: enviroco at ns.sympatico.ca
Contact Address:
Unit 5-120 Morison Drive
P. O. Box 2906
City: Windsor
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B0N 2T0
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10

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