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CeDAMar: CeDAMar database for benthic biological sampling on the abyssal plains
Citation
Martinez Arbizu, P. Smith, C. R., Keller, S. & Ebbe, B. (Editors). Biogeographic Database of the Census of Abyssal Marine Life. [date accessed]. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at http://www.cedamar.org/biogeography http://doi.org/10.15468/oc9tsb

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The primary objective for developing a CeDAMar database is to generate a map of biological abyssal sampling stations in the World Ocean. These data represent the European coverage. more

The primary objective for developing a CeDAMar database is to generate a map of biological abyssal sampling stations in the World Ocean. Over fifty percent of the World Ocean’s Seafloor is abyssal (4000-6000 m), but there is no comprehensive synthesis of abyssal sampling. A map will show the extent of sampling that has been conducted in abyssal plains, which will provide the information needed to synthesize abyssal biogeography, and for planning future sampling expeditions. This database is an initial effort to gather information to incorporate into a relational database under the auspices of CeDAMar. The database covers sampling sites from the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition, 1872-1876, to recent expeditions in 2005.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Abyssal plains, Benthos, Deep sea, World Oceans

Geographical coverage
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1872 - 2005

Parameter
Presence of biota

Contributors
Senckenberg am Meer; German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2009-04-08
Information last updated: 2012-04-20
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