EAISSNA - Electronic Atlas of Ichthyoplankton on the Scotian Shelf of North America (OBIS Canada)Entry ID: OBIS.AtlasIchthyoplankton
Abstract: The EAISSNA database contains information on location and time of spawning, and
abundance and distribution of eggs and larvae of marine fish on the Scotian
Shelf of North America. 197 scientific publications from 1919 to 2001 were
reviewed and original analysis conducted on datasets from Department of
Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Scotian Shelf Ichthyoplankton Program ... (SSIP) and
Fisheries Ecology Program (FEP) for 1976-82 from data archives, providing
information on 107 taxa of fish and invertebrates. The database is intended for
use in environmental assessment and management activities associated with
offshore hydrocarbon development and production and ocean management.
Supporting maps and database tables, and possible enhancements and developments
including standards based World Wide Web (WWW) access are also described.
Compact Disks (CD) (report, lists, maps and data) can be obtained from the
authors.The database provides georeferenced information on distribution and
seasonality of fish eggs and larvae, an important component of the ecosystem of
the Canadian continental shelf. It is used by environmental managers, the oil
industry and fisheries researchers. The database resides on the Fisheries
and Oceans Canada Maritime Science Virtual Data Centre (VDC), which supports
access and searches, as well as manipulation and visualization. The database
includes new summary analyses of geospatial data from the Scotian Shelf
Ichthyoplankton Program (SSIP) and Fisheries Ecology Program (FEP) and
displays the information as electronic images (Microsoft portable network
graphics format(PNGs) as well as vector representations (MapInfo Professional,
MID/MIF transfer format).
Purpose: These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download to personal computers for ad-hoc end-user analysis.
OBIS Schema concepts present in this dataset include: Date Last Modified,
Institution Code, Collection Code, Catalog Number, Scientific Name, Source,
Citation, Year Collected, Start Year Collected, Ocean, Country, Locality,
Longitude, Start Longitude, End Longitude, Latitude, Start Latitude, End
Latitude, Life Stage, Notes.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stewart, P. and Branton, R.
Dataset Title: EAISSNA - Electronic Atlas of Ichthyoplankton on the Scotian Shelf of North America
Dataset Series Name: Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Data Presentation Form: DigitalOnline Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1903-06-01Stop Date: 2002-12-31
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appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.
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citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (902) 426-3537
Fax: (902) 426-1506
Email: brantonb at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
1 Challenger Drive
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 3V4
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (902) 798-4022
Email: enviroco at ns.sympatico.ca
Unit 5-120 Morison Drive P. O. Box 2906
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B0N 2T0
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-09