Marine benthic dataset (version 1) commissioned by UKOOA (EUROBIS)
Entry ID: eurobis_645

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Summary
Abstract: A comprehensive review of seabed environmental surveys has been commissioned by UKOOA to document and analyse data collected from offshore environmental surveys carried out on the behalf of UK North Sea offshore oil operators. The purpose of these environmental surveys is to monitor the seabed in the vicinity of offshore operations with the aim of detecting environmental impact. It is estimated that some 520 seabed surveys were carried out between 1975 and 1998, covering work carried out by approximately 29 environmental monitoring contractors, government agencies and universities. 472 reports have been located, examined and listed in the database.

The UKOOA seabed environmental review was carried out in three phases. Phase 1 consisted of the compilation of an inventory of surveys carried out in the UK sector. Phase 2 involved the production of database files containing detailed biological, chemical and locational data. Phase 3 examines the extent of contamination from offshore E and P activities and impacts on the biota, and will attempt to determine any large-scale trends over wider geographical areas. The database files were exported to the NBN gateway in October 2004 - note that a new version of the database is now available. This involved a fair amount of data cleaning due to the range of quality of the data that had been compiled. There were 203945 records exported to the NBN gateway.

Size reference: 181715 records

[Source: The information provided in the summary was extracted from the MarBEF
Data System at "http://www.marbef.org/data/eurobisproviders.php"]

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Link: GET DATA
Description: MarBEF Data System EurOBIS Distribution Map and related functions


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Description: MarBEF Data System "Marine benthic dataset (version 1) commissioned by UKOOA"
metadata report


Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway "Marine benthic dataset (version 1)
commissioned by UKOOA" metadata report


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Description: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS) home page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 58.79 S: 50.69  E: 1.85  W: -8.57

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wilkinson, S.
Dataset Title: Marine benthic dataset (version 1) commissioned by UKOOA
Dataset Series Name: EUROBIS
Dataset Release Date: 07 Dec 2005
Dataset Release Place: Peterborough, UK
Dataset Publisher: Joint nature Conservation Committee
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://www.marbef.org


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-06-01
Stop Date: 1998-08-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM


Science Keywords
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    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ACORN WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >PEANUT WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >BURROWS/SPOON WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >RIBBON WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >PRIAPULANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >PHORONIDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >LAMP SHELLS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ECHINODERMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SPONGES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >TUNICATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >TUNICATES >SEA SQUIRTS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [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.

Also see MarBEF data policy at http://www.marbef.org/data/datapolicy.php


Keywords
Annelida
Actinopterygii
Agnatha
Bryozoa
Cnidaria
Mollusca [Molluscs]
Tunicata [Sea squirts]


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.vliz.be/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WARD APPELTANS
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: ward.appeltans at vliz.be
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Postal Code: 8400
Country: Belgium



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None


Personnel
BART VANHOORNE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: bart.vanhoorne at vliz.be
Email: bartv at vliz.be
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Country: BELGIUM


STEVE WILKINSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +44-(0)1733-8668 65
Fax: +44-1733-555948
Email: steve.wilkinson at jncc.gov.uk
Contact Address:
Monkstone House
City Road
City: Peterborough
Postal Code: PE1 1JY
Country: UK



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-07

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