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Bio-Oracle: Ocean Rasters for Analysis of Climate and Environment
Citation
Tyberghein L., Verbruggen H., Pauly K., Troupin C., Mineur F. & De Clerck O. Bio-ORACLE: a global environmental dataset for marine species distribution modeling. Global Ecology and Biogeography (DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00656.x).

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

Notes: GNU General Public License

Description
Bio-ORACLE is a set of GIS rasters providing marine environmental information for global-scale applications. It offers an array of geophysical, biotic and climate data at a spatial resolution 5 arcmin (9.2 km) in the ESRI ascii format

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Environmental quality/pollution, Geography
Keywords:
Marine, Ecology, Environment, Macroecology, Models, Niches, Oceanography, Species distribution, World Waters, Codium fragile

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot, 1889 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Fycologie, moredata manager

Publication
Describing this dataset:
Tyberghein, L. et al. (2011). Bio-ORACLE: a global environmental dataset for marine species distribution modelling, in: Pauly, K. (2011). GIS-based environmental analysis, remote sensing and niche modeling of seaweed communities. pp. 97-124, more
Tyberghein, L. et al. (2012). Bio-ORACLE: a global environmental dataset for marine species distribution modelling. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 21(2): 272-281. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00656.x, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: GIS maps
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-09-27
Information last updated: 2015-01-21
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