BioChem: Bedford Basin Monitoring Program (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: OBIS.DFO_BioChem_BedfordBasin

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Summary
Abstract: Bedford Basin is a marine embayment encircled by the municipality of Halifax region, which is the most highly populated area in the Canadian Atlantic zone. In 1991, a time series was established to record the weekly state of the plankton ecosystem in this basin. The strategy of regular and perpetual sampling provides data to assess environmental variability at the weekly, monthly, seasonal, annual and decadal time scales.

The monitoring program was an extension of a sampling program in the Bedford Basin conducted by researchers at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography since the mid 1960s.

Plankton data collected as part of the sampling program has been archived in the Fisheries and Oceans BioChem database. This dataset is the OBIS view of the BioChem series where collector in ('BedfordBasin_PDickie_phytoplankton','BedfordBasin_PDickie_zooplankton').

Both phytoplankton and zooplankton abundance are reported as numbers per cubic metre.

These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download for end-user analysis.

This OBIS dataset will be expanded with more plankton collections from the time series as they become digitized/available.


Purpose: To study a coastal basin ecosystem

The following reports on the OBIS schema fields provided for in this dataset:
RES_NAME, DATELASTMODIFIED, INSTITUTIONCODE, COLLECTIONCODE, SCIENTIFICNAME, CATALOGNUMBER, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, BASISOFRECORD, KINGDOM, GENUS, SPECIES, YEARCOLLECTED, MONTHCOLLECTED, DAYCOLLECTED, PHYLUM, CLASSNAME, ORDERNAME, FAMILY, SUBGENUS, SUBSPECIES, JULIANDAY, LOCALITY, NOTES (AphiaID: value)

For OBIS schema concept details see http://www.iobis.org/node/304

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: iOBIS home page


Link: GET DATA
Description: OBIS mapper link to identified resource


Link: GET DATA
Description: BioChem contains the full archived original dataset.
NOTE: Use of the BioChem Query application requires user registration.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: BEDFORD BASIN PLANKTON MONITORING PROGRAM home page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 44.688 S: 44.688  E: -63.64  W: -63.64

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bill Li, Paul Dickie
Dataset Title: Plankton data from Bedford Basin Monitoring Program. In: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - BioChem archive
Dataset Series Name: OBIS Canada Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Online Resource: http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=2506


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-10-04
Stop Date: 2002-12-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA > BEDFORD BASIN


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >COPEPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >OSTRACODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >COMB JELLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARROW WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ROTIFERS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ECHINODERMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >GASTROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS) >BRISTLE WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >TUNICATES >LARVACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE >DIATOMS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE >DINOFLAGELLATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
NISKIN BOTTLES    [Information]
PLANKTON NETS    [Information]


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 therof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to info@iobis.org the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS
http://www.iobis.org/data/policy/disclaimer for details


Keywords
Madhu Paranjape
Robert Conover
Bedford Basin


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


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
BILL LI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: Bill.Li 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


MARY KENNEDY
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: mary.kennedy 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


JACQUELYN SPRY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Jacquelyn.Spry 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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-11

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