Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute-2000
Entry ID: MBARI_VARS_2000

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Summary
Abstract: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) uses high-resolution video equipment to record hundreds of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives per year. In the first 20 years of ROV diving since 1988, over 16,000 hours of video tapes have been archived and managed as a centralized institutional resource. This unique video library contains footage of the biological, chemical, geological, and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.94   S: 34.15   E: -119.92   W: -130.44

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nancy Jacobsen Stout, Linda Kuhnz, Lonny Lundsten, Kyra Schlining, Susan von Thun
Dataset Title: Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database
Dataset Series Name: Year 2000
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Moss Landing, California USA
Dataset Publisher: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Data Presentation Form: Database
Other Citation Details: http://www.mbari.org/vars
Online Resource: http://iobis.org/mapper/?dataset=1507
Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS Parameter Definition
OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > ABYSSAL HILLS/PLAINS Parameter Definition
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Quality This data set has been used extensively for over 20 years by multiple researchers, both internal and external to MBARI, and has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed publications thus far as well as countless exploratory, educational and public outreach projects.
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Data Use Policy:
MBARI provides these data "as is", with no warranty, express or implied, of the data quality or consistency. It is provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium ... View entire text
Data Center
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mbari.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JUDITH CONNOR
Phone: (831) 775-1728
Email: conn at mbari.org
Contact Address:
7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 93940
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (831) 775-1728
Email: conn at mbari.org
Contact Address:
7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 93940
Country: USA
Publications/References
Schlining B, Jacobsen Stout N. 2006. MBARI’s video annotation and reference system. In: Proceedings of the Marine Technology Society/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oceans Conference, Boston, MA, p 1–5.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-12
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