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Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) - Namibia
Entry ID: bclme_namibia

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Abstract: The BCLME Programme is designed to improve the structures and capacities of Namibia, Angola and South Africa to deal with the environmental problems that occur across the national boundaries, in order that the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem may be managed as a whole.

This is a dataset of seals, birds, fish, invertebrates, lichens and plants that were extracted from the literature for Namibia's section of the BCLME programme. It currently comprises 338 records.
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Description: Sub-Saharan African OBIS (AfrOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -17.25   S: -29.43   E: 16.93   W: 11.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME), Namibia
Dataset Title: BCLME Namibia
Dataset Release Date: 21 October 2009
Dataset Release Place: Swakopmund, Namibia
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 100
Longitude Resolution: 100
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
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Quality The quality is unknown
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 the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Set Progress
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Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: avanderplas at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-10-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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