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ISIS: International Species Information System [Internationaal Soorten Informatiesysteem]

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes: Restrictions available at contact person

ISIS is working with experts worldwide to create a Web-based global database of information on more than 2 million animals and their environments – ZIMS more

ISIS delivers and supports the world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable source of information on animals and their environments for zoos, aquariums and related organizations to serve institutional, regional and global animal management and conservation goals. Over the last three years, ISIS facilitated an inspiring global collaboration in which over 500 professionals from the zoo and aquarium community have volunteered many thousands of hours to conceive and design ZIMS- the next generation of ISIS software. ZIMS is a quantum leap forward in information management for the thousands of museum professionals whose collections include living creatures. ZIMS is a unified global database on animal health and well-being - the first such database in the world. The 676 ISIS member institutions across the world will enter their data directly into this web-based global database. Any ISIS member (and others with permission) will be able to search the database and retrieve information they need (with appropriate security protections) for myriad purposes. ZIMS’ state- of-the-art, web-based design will revolutionize the zoo and aquarium world, and inspire new research.

Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, World Waters, World Zoogeographic Regions

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]
World Zoogeographic Regions

Temporal coverage
From 1973 on [In Progress]

Count, Sex, Taxonomy

International Species Information System (ISIS), moredata manager
Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen vzw; Zoo van Antwerpen; Aquarium, reptielen en mariene zoogdieren (KMDA-RZS), more


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2007-07-10
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy