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ChEssBase: an online information system on biodiversity and biogeography of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ramirez-Llodra, E., Freitga, K., Blanco, M. & Baker, C.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: ChEssBase: an online information system on biodiversity and biogeography of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems
Edition: Version 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: SQL-server
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Southampton, UK
Publisher: University of Southampton, Southampton Oceanography Centre, School of Ocean and Earth Science; World Wide Web electronic publications
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://archive.noc.ac.uk/chess/database/db_home.php
Description:
Abstract:
ChEssBase is a dynamic relational database available online since early 2005. The aim of ChEssBase is to provide taxonomic, biological, ecological and distributional data for all species described from deep-water chemosynthetic ecosystems, as well as information on available samples, images, bibliography and information on the habitats. These habitats include hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, whale falls, sunken wood and areas of minimum oxygen that intersect with the continental margin or seamounts. Since the discovery of hydrothermal vents in 1977 and of cold seep communities in 1984, over 590 species from vents and over 230 species from seeps have been described (Van Dover et al., 2002. Science 295: 1253-1257). Chemosynthetically fuelled communities have now also been found on large organic falls to the deep-sea floor such as whale falls and sunken wood, as well as on benthic zones of oxygen minimum. The data gathered in the last 30 years has shown that some species are shared amongst these ecosystems and our knowledge of their phylogeography improves with every new discovery. New species are continuously being discovered and described from research programmes around the globe and therefore ChEssBase is in active development and new data are being entered regularly. At present, ChEssBase includes data on 642 species from 421 genera from 76 chemosynthetic sites around the globe. These data contain information (when available) on the taxonomy, morphology, trophic level, reproduction, endemicity, habitat type and distribution. There are now 953 papers in our reference database. In summer 2005, ChEssBase and the InterRidge biological database ("http://www.interridge.org") were fused into a single source of information for biological data from chemosynthetic ecosystems (Ramirez-Llodra et al., 2005 IR News, 14). This second version of ChEssBase is available online since August 2005, with new records as well as new search and download options. Taxonomically these data comprise all species living on deep-water chemosynthetic ecosystems: hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, whale falls and sunken wood. SCAR-MarBIN (http://www.scarmarbin.be/) serves a subset of the data described here for Southern-Ocean locations.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Ramirez-Llodra, E., Freitga, K., Blanco, M. & Baker, C., 2005. ChEssBase: a central source of information for species from deep-water chemosynthetic ecosystems - fusion with the InterRidge biological database and integration with OBIS. InterRidge News 14: 32-33.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19770101
Ending_Date: 20060430
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -155.45
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.7
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -55.1
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE VOLCANISM > HYDROTHERMAL VENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > LAMPREYS/HAGFISHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > BRYOZOANS/MOSS ANIMALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ROUNDWORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ACORN WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > PEANUT WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPINY-HEADED WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > LAMP SHELLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > GASTROPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
Theme_Keyword: SUBMARINE
Theme_Keyword: OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: IPY > INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR
Theme_Keyword: SCAR-MARBIN > SCAR MARINE BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION NETWORK
Theme_Keyword: CAML > CENSUS OF ANTARCTIC MARINE LIFE
Theme_Keyword: COML > CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
Theme_Keyword: EBA > EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTARCTIC
Theme_Keyword: CHESS > BIOGEOGRAPHY OF DEEP-WATER CHEMOSYNTHETIC ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: Habitat: Cold Seeps, Whale Falls And Sunken Wood
Theme_Keyword: Remotely Operated Vehicle
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA AND EASTERN ARCHIPELAGIC SEAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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 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. Also see SCAR-MarBIN data policy at http://www.scarmarbin.be/datapolicy.php
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DANIEL PERRY
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dvp@noc.soton.ac.uk
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IOBIS > International Ocean Biogeographic Information System
Contact_Person: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Address: Rutgers University
Address: 71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (732) 932-8578
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: evberghe@iobis.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ICSU/SCAR/SCAR-MARBIN > Marine Biodiversity Information Network, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, International Council for Science
Contact_Person: BRUNO DANIS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Address: 29 Rue Vautier
City: Brussels
Postal_Code: 1000
Country: BELGIUM
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +32(0)2 6274139
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +32(0)2 6274277
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bruno.danis@scarmarbin.be
Resource_Description: ChEssBase
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: OBIS Schema
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.iobis.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.scarmarbin.be/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.iobis.org/mapper/?dataset=1696
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.scarmarbin.be/
Access_Instructions:
Southern Ocean data is downloadable from the SCAR-MarBIN web portal
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://archive.noc.ac.uk/chess/database/db_home.ph...
Access_Instructions:
ChEssBase home page
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051125
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140306
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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