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The Southwestern Pacific Regional OBIS Node

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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, part of the Southern Ocean and the Ross Sea) regional marine data
to OBIS, and to serve the South West Pacific Regional OBIS Node data. The
dataset is, ... View entire text
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Description: Southwestern Pacific Regional OBIS Node
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -10.0   S: -77.0   E: -157.0   W: 164.0
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://nzobis.niwa.co.nz
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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
SHIPS Ancillary Description
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.
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.

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, the Southwestern Pacific Regional OBIS Node.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu 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
Originating Center
Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
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 Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10

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