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New Zealand and the South West Pacific Regional OBIS Node Marine Biodata Information System (MBIS)
Entry ID: OBIS_NZMBIS

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Summary
Abstract: NIWA's (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - New Zealand) MBIS (Marine Biodata Information System) database is a data warehouse of marine data that is used, among other things, to serve South West Pacific (including New Zealand) regional marine data to OBIS, and to serve the South West Pacific Regional OBIS Node data. The MBIS dataset is, and will continue to be a work in ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Download data from OBIS website

Description: National Centre for Aquatic Biodiversity and Biosecurity (NCABB)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -31.0   S: -54.0   E: -163.0   W: 170.0
Min Depth: SURFACE Max Depth: 3661 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bagley, N.
Dataset Title: Fish communities database
Data Presentation Form: Table
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-27
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 30 M
Longitude Resolution: 30 M
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
ISO Topic Category
Platform
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Instrument
TRAWL Ancillary Description
Quality The fish data (collected by NIWA for New Zealand's Ministry of Fisheries) is of
a high quality, having been groomed many times for correctness, completeness,
and for spatial outliers. Other data may not have been so rigorously groomed
but are still of very reasonable quality.
Access Constraints Data supplied to OBIS are freely accessible by the public. Most MBIS (Marine
Biodata Information System) data are (or will be) freely available to the
public, but some are commercially sensitive and may only be accessed by
authorised personnel.
Use Constraints Data users should acknowledge NIWA (National Institute for Water and
Atmospheric Research Ltd - New Zealand), and where Fish data are used also
acknowledge the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries.

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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +643 343 7810
Email: s.massey at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA)
PO Box 8602, Riccarton
City: Christchurch
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-02

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