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Building a global plankton database: eight years after Hamburg 1996
O'Brien, T.D. (2004). Building a global plankton database: eight years after Hamburg 1996, in: Ocean Biodiversity Informatics, Hamburg, Germany: 29 November to 1 December 2004: book of abstracts. pp. 39
In: (2004). Ocean Biodiversity Informatics, Hamburg, Germany: 29 November to 1 December 2004: book of abstracts. OBIS: Hamburg. 106 pp., more

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  • O'Brien, T.D. (2007). Building a global plankton database: eight years after Hamburg 1996, in: Vanden Berghe, E. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings Ocean Biodiversity Informatics: International Conference on Marine Biodiversity Data Management, Hamburg, Germany 29 November to 1 December, 2004. VLIZ Special Publication, 37: pp. 139-144, more

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    VLIZ: Proceedings [65701]
Document types: Conference paper; Summary

Keywords
    Abundance; Biomass; Composition; Data; Data collections; Phytoplankton; Plankton; Quality control; Zooplankton; Marine

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  • O'Brien, T.D.

Abstract
    The ‘International Workshop on Oceanographic Biological and Chemical Datamanagement’ held in Hamburg (Germany), 1996, produced a listing of suggested metadata for plankton data management. In the eight years that followed this meeting, the efforts and experiences of adding plankton tows to the World Ocean Database profile database made it clear that there was more to building a useable plankton database than just putting plankton data and metadata into a database.

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