Macrobenthos of the North Sea - World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM SeriesEntry ID: WBD_Macrobenthos_North_Sea
Abstract: This metadata record has been created to describe a commercial CD product of the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification. This CD has in no way been produced by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), and the metadata record is only intended as a reference for AAD employees.
From the CD booklet:
The Macrobenthos of the North Sea - Keys to Mollusca, Brachiopoda, Ploychaeta, Nemertina, ... Sipuncula, Platyhelminthes and miscellaneous groups was constructed by Mario de Kluijver, Sarita Ingaluso, Rykel de Bruyne, André van Nieuwenhuijzen and Huub Veldhuijzen van Zanten.
The Macrobenthos of the North Sea project was initiated by the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI) and the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam. It provides users with a complete and up-to-date catalogue of macrobenthic species, including reliable stadardised identification guides. In a series of CD-ROMs the biological diversity in the shallow-water macrobenthos of the North Sea (down to 100m) is documented.
Volume 1 of this series contains detailed information on 525 species of the phylum Mollusca and the phylum Brachiopoda, including fully illustrated picture keys, glossaries of used terms and interactive distribution maps of the phylum Mollusca.
Volume 2 of this series contains detailed information on 651 species of Polychaeta, Nemertina, Sipuncula, Platyhelminthes and miscellaneous groups (Priapulida, Echiura and Pogonphora), including fully illustrated picture keys, glossaries of used terms.
The Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI) is a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) in operational relation with UNESCO, dedicated to the production of scientific and educational computer software for the preservation of knowledge concerning the worlds plants and animals. ETI is supported by The Netherlands Government, the University of Amsterdam, UNESCO, and other international organisations. It cooperates with major scientific institutes around the world.
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Start Date: 1758-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ROUNDWORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
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Quality From the CD booklet:
&Please keep in mind that Macrobenthos of the North Sea is like all science, a &work in progress&. We actively solicit comments, corrections, suggestions and additions from our users for incorporation in version 2.0 of this software&.
Access Constraints The dataset is available on CD-ROM held by the library of the Australian Antarctic Division. The catalogue reference number for these CD's are: 11802 and 11803.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
System Requirements for use are:
Windows 95/98, Pentium Processor, 16 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM player, 16-bit colour monitor.
Macintosh computer with 680x0 or PowerPC processor, MacOS 7.x or 8.x, 16 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM player, 16 bit colour monitor.
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 61 Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
Postal Code: NL-1092 AD
Country: The Netherlands
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10