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Aliens in Antarctica - General Visitor Survey and Visitor Clothing Survey data
Entry ID: Aliens_in_Antarctica_survey_data

Abstract: In principle all Antarctic visitors in the 2007/2008 southern summer season received a questionnaire called the General Visitor Survey (GVS) about previous use of their clothing and other equipment, and their travel pattern in the year before their Antarctic visit (pages 1 and 2 of the questionnaire Aliens_in_Antarctica_QUESTIONNAIRE_2.5.pdf).

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Description: Online repository of propagules and identifications
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -67.0   E: 160.0   W: 62.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Huiskes, A., Lee, J., Gremmen, N., Imura, S., Lebouvier, M., Hughes, K. and Bergstrom, D.M.
Dataset Title: Aliens in Antarctica - General Visitor Survey and Visitor Clothing Survey data
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-07-29
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-01
Stop Date: 2008-03-31
Quality For questionnaire pages where not a single question was filled in (i.e. all answers appear to be 0) it was assumed the questions were not answered, and the values for all variables on this page were assumed to be "missing".

The data from the forms were checked for inconsistencies, before being used in data analyses. In the present file, however, we give the data as they were collected, without any corrections.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. See the related metadata records for further data.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 572 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: Free
Phone: +31 (0)113 577445
Fax: +31 (0)113 573616
Email: ad.huiskes at
Contact Address:
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
P.O.Box 140
City: Yerseke
Province or State: Zeeland
Postal Code: 4400 AC
Country: The Netherlands
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23