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AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System

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Marine/Coastal, PS, Antarctic Ocean

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PS, Antarctic Ocean [Marine Regions]

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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Operational Direction Natural Environment; Fresh Water Biology, moredata managerdata creator

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A Biotic Database of Indo-Pacific Marine Mollusks, more
A census of penguin colony counts (provided to OBIS) from the year 1900 to 1996 in the Antarctic Region, more
A collection of Antarctic Nemertea
A collection of Antarctic Phipoda
A dataset of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic invertebrates, more
A GIS dataset of bird nests mapped in the Windmill Islands during the 2002-2003 season, more
AAD Benthic Sampling Database
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Cumacea., more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Polychaeta. 1979-80, more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Pycnogonida., more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Tanaidacea., more
Aeolian microbial dispersal limitation to Antarctica (2017)
Airborne Bacteria from Miers Valley, Antarctica
Amphipoda Hyperiidea of the Southern Ocean: catalogue and occurrences, more
Amundsen Sea Mollusca from the BIOPEARL II expedition
Annelid Fauna of the Prince Gustav Channel, a previously ice-covered seaway on the northeastern Antarctic Peninsula - Data
Antarctic Amphipod Crustaceans: Ant'Phipoda Database (BIANZO), more
Antarctic Amphipoda, more
Antarctic and Subantarctic Asteroid zoogeography, more
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Asteroidea database 2017
Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Lophogastrida occurrences, more
Antarctic and SubAntarctic Ophiuroidea - MNA (Section of Genoa)
Antarctic Arrow worms, more
Antarctic cryosphere fungal diversity (2015)
Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities ITS amplicon sequencing
ANDEEP-1: Antarctic deep-sea meiofauna, more
Antarctic Echinoids: an interactive database, more
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurence data from "German Antarctic Marine Living Resources" (GAMLR) Expeditions, more
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurence data from Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition 1976-77, more
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurence data from Polish FIBEX expeditions, more
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurrence data from ITALICA 2000 Expedition, more
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurrence data from Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition 1979, more
Antarctic fish Gobionotothen gibberifrons, more
Antarctic Foraminiferans, more
Antarctic Fur Seal Populations on Heard Island Summer 1987-1988, more
Antarctic Isopods, more
Antarctic Jellyfish, more
Antarctic Krill Euphausia superba, more
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Australian expeditions, more
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from BAS expeditions, more
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Discovery expeditions, more
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Japanese expeditions, more
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Spanish RV "Fruela", more
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Ukraine YUGNIRO Institute, more
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from US AMLR "US Antarctic Marine Living Resources" Program, more
Antarctic macrobenthic communities: A compilation of circumpolar information
Antarctic Marine Amoebae, more
Antarctic Marine Bacteria from Denmark University, more
Antarctic Marine Species Sequence Data, more
Antarctic Nemertea, more
APIS: Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's, more
Antarctic Parborlasia corrugatus, more
Antarctic Peninsula Bacterioplankton 16S rRNA gene surveys and metagenomes from Winter 2002 and Summer 2006.
Antarctic polar desert surface soil microbiome
Antarctic pycnogonids, more
Antarctic Pycnogonids II, more
Antarctic Rotifera literature review
Antarctic snow algae communities
Antarctic Starfish (Echinodermata: asteroidea) from the ANDEEP3 expedition, more
Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and cold temperate echinoid database
ANTAVIA TrackingKing, more
Ant'Phipoda Database (New records), more
ANTXXIII8TP: ANTXXIII-8 Birds and Mammals, more
Archaea from the ANDEEP3 expedition
Arctic multi-year sea ice Bacteria
Arctic Ocean microbial metagenomes sampled aboard CGC Healy during the 2015 GEOTRACES Arctic research cruise
Argentina–Chile National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition To The Antarctic Peninsula - Deep Sea Cam Data
Argos PTT Tracking Database, more
Associated microbiome (Bacteria and Fungi) in Antarctic sea stars (healthy versus exhibiting epidermal disease)
Asteroids from French subantarctic islands: records from the Marion Dufresne MD03 expeditions, more
Asteroids, ophiuroids and holothurians from the South-Eastern Weddell Sea (Southern Ocean)
AAT_ABBBS: Australian Antarctic Territory bird banding records, more
Bacteria (16S ssu rRNA) in an Antarctic snow sample
Bacteria (16S) and Eukaryotes (18S) from the Sor Rondane Mountains (East Antarctica)
Bacteria (16S) in Antarctic terrestrial soils of the Sor Rondane Mountains
Bacteria (16S) in growth laminae of a large conical mats from Lake Untersee, East Antarctic
Bacteria and Archaea biodiversity in Arctic and Subarctic terrestrial ecosystems in Alaska
Bacteria and Archaea biodiversity in Arctic terrestrial ecosystems affected by climate change in Northern Siberia
Bacteria and Archaea biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems of Chilean Patagonia
Bacteria and Archaea in different soil types on King George Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica)
Bacteria and chlorophyll-a water column observations (surface to ~150m), April-August 2001, Continental Margin Western Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC, more
Bacteria from Penguin Guano, Antarctica, more
Bacteria in Antarctic glacial foreland soils
Bacteria on mummified seals in the Antarctic Dry Valleys
Bacterial community during Phaeocystis antarctica blooms (Amundsen Sea polynya)
Bacterial Diversity Assessment in Antarctic Terrestrial and Aquatic Microbial Mats
Bacterial diversity in closed cryoconite holes in Southern Victoria Land (Antarctica)
Bacterial in the Amundsen Sea Polynya (Southern Ocean): community composition in environmental samples and mesocosm experiment
Bacterioplankon from lakes on Byers Peninsula (2008)
Bacterioplankton in surface waters off the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula
BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria culture collection at the University of Liège (ISO9001 certified)
benthic communities bacterial in Antarctica and the arctic
Benthic microbial communities (Bacteria, 16S) of coastal terrestrial and ice shelf Antarctic meltwater ponds
Bigood, more
Biogeographic distribution of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Cumacea, more
Biogeographic distribution of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Mysida, more
Biogeographic distribution of the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic brachiopods (living forms), more
Biopearl expedition: SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea), more
British Antarctic Survey Argos satellite tracking data, more
Bryozoa collection of the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA) - Data
Carotenoid producing bacteria from Antarctica
CCAMLR historic KRILL, more
CEAMARC Eastern Antarctic Gelatinous Mesozooplankton (Cnidaria and Ctenophora)
Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program, more
ChEssBase, more
Circumpolar dataset of sequenced specimens of Promachocrinus kerguelensis (Echinodermata, Crinoidea)
CMarZ (Census of Marine Zooplankton)-Asia Database
Collections data on ecology of bottom animal of the Southern ocean, more
Community diversity in microbial eukaryotes from lakes in the the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Cyanobacteria in microbial mats from Antarctic lakes
cyanobacterial mats of from the Byers Peninsula, Antarctica
PANGAEA: Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science, more
Diatom and foraminiferal samples from surficial sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica
Diatoms from SAZ Sediment traps
Distributional records of Ross Sea (Antarctica) planktonic Copepoda from bibliographic data and samples curated at the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA)
DNA metabarcoding of the prey and microbiome of museum specimen Antarctic trematomid fishes
East Weddell Sea echinoids from the JR275 expedition
Electron Microscope Database, more
Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island (1949 to 1960), more
Elephant Seal Sightings, Macquarie Island, more
Epipelagic mesozooplankton distribution and abundance in Southern Ocean Atlantic sector and the North Atlantic and Arctic 1996-2013
EPOS3: SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea), more
Evidence of a Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem documented via tourist submarine off Cape Well-Met, Vega Island, Eastern Antarctic Peninsula (Subarea 48.1) - data
Fish catch from 1996/97 Voyage 2 WASTE (WOCE Antarctic Southern Transect Expedition)
Fishbase Version 2000, more
Fishes in the Argentine Sea from 1967 to the present time, more
fumarolic microbial communities at Tramway Ridge, Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
Fungal communities (ITS) in Antarctic brines.
Fungi (LSU) in soils from the South Shetland island, Antarctic Peninsula island, and Union Glacier
Geomicrobiology of Antarctic Subglacial Environments - Subglacial Lake Whillans
Geothermal Fumarole Subsurface Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
Global biogeography of desert cyanobacteria
Gut content of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba from the West Antarctic Peninsula
Heard Island Shag Phalacrocorax nivalis census, Heard Island 1992
Heterotrophic bacterial diversity in aquatic microbial mat communities from Antarctica
Hexacorallians of the world, more
High gene flow in polar cod (Boreogadus saida) from West-Svalbard and the Eurasian Basin - Occurrence Data
Hydroids of the BANZARE Antarctic expeditions 1929 - 1931
Hypolithic and soil bacteria in Miers_Valley, Antarctica
Icota - Pelagant, more
Impacts of trawling on benthic habitats in the subantarctic and high antarctic - Benthic Invertebrate Database, more
In situ observations of Stygiomedusa gigantea, more
Inter-Valley Soil Comparative Survey of the McMurdo Dry Valleys
Invertebrates from the ANTARXXVII Leg1 expedition to the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica - data
Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca) of the Southern Ocean and adjacent seas, more
ITS samples from the air and snow of Livingston Island
King penguin census data, Gadget Gully, Macquarie Island (1993-2008), more
Krill abundance, vertical and horizontal distribution (MOCNESS system), April-June 2001-02, continental margin west of Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC, more
Leopard Seal census, Heard Island 1987/88
Lissarca notorcadensis BAS CAML, more
Lower Trophic Levels Database, more
Macquarie Island fur seal database, more
Macrozooplankton concentrations estimated from MOCNESS tow samples, Continental Margin Western Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC, more
Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Count data
Marine bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic microbial communities on the continental shelf of the western Antarctic Peninsula
Marine bacterioplankton community structure in the vicinity of Antarctic icebergs
Marine birds and mammals of the Southern Ocean (a census for the CAML), more
Marine fauna survey of the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Island, 1981-82, more
Marine mammals on the INACH expeditions
Marine_ microbial eukaryotes (18S) from the Ross Sea (Antarctica)
Maritime and Sub-Antarctic microbial soil fungi communities
Metagenome assembly of an Amundsen Sea (Antarctica, Southern Ocean) water sample
Metatranscriptome from microbial mats in Arctic and Antarctic polar tundra environments
Microbes (16S and 18S rRNA genes) from benthic Antarctic sediments
Microbes (Eukaryotes and Archaea) in sea water from Fildes Peninsula (King George Island, Antarctica)
Microbial (16S) diversity in sediments of the former subglacial Hodgson lake (Antarctica)
Microbial (Bacteria, 16S) Diversity in Antarctic marine sediments (Admiralty Bay and Bransfield Strait)
Microbial communities (Bacteria and Archaea) in Lake Fryxell (Antarctica) along an oxygen gradient
Microbial communities (Bacteria, Eukaryotes and Fungi) in Arctic, Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic lacustrine biofilms
Microbial communities (Eukaryotes and Bacteria) of transiently wetted vs. arid Antarctic Dry Valley soils
Microbial communities in colored snow from Fildes Peninsula (King George Island, Maritime Antarctica, 2017)
Microbial diversity (Bacteria and Archaea 16S rRNA gene) in geothermal sites of Deception Island volcano, Antarctica
microbial Eukaryotes in lakes along an Argentinian-Antarctic geographical gradient
Microbial fungal communities (18S) of Antarctic Dry Valley lakes
Microbial Fungi in soils on different Sub-Antarctic islands
Microbial metabarcoding surveys (Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryota) of the arctic marine environment
Microbial population dynamics along a terrestrial Antarctic moisture gradient
Microbial soil Fungi (ITS2) diversity from Maritime Antarctica
Microbiome (Archaea, Bacteria and Eukaryota) of lake Fryxell and lake Bonney (McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica)
Microbiome (Archaea, Bacteria and Fungi) in soils from King George Island (Antarctica)
Microbiome (Bacteria, Archaea and fungi) from University Valley Permafrost cores (Antarctica)
Microbiome diversity in the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica
Microorganisms (Bacteria 16S; Eukaryota 18S) from soil crusts in polar (Arctic and Antarctic) ecosystems
Microorganisms (Bacteria and Archaea) in the marine cavity beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Microorganisms (Bacteria, Archaea and phototroph eukaryotes) from Fildes Bay, King George Island, Antarctica
Microorganisms (eukaryote and bacteria) in Antarctic cryoconite holes.
Microorganisms in frost flowers on young Arctic sea ice, comparison between different ice types
Microorganisms in Paleomats at the shores of lake Vanda, Antarctica
Mitochondrial lineages in the Antarctic sea slug Doris kerguelenensis, more
MNA (Section of Genoa) - Marine Biological Samples, more
MNA (Section of Genoa) and NIWA Invertebrate Collection - Ross Sea Tanaidacea
MNA (Section of Genoa) associated collection of CCFEE (Tuscia University) - Antarctic Fungi
MNA CIBAN Italian Antarctic Bacterial Culture Collection
Mollusca collected by Agassiz trawl from the 2016 SO-AntEco Expedition to the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica - data
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales (MACN), Buenos Aires: sea stars collection (Asteroidea, Echinodermata), more
Myctobase, a circumpolar database of mesopelagic fishes for new insights into deep pelagic prey fields - data
National Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Collections, more
National Whale and Dolphin Sightings and Strandings Database, more
Near‐shore microbial communities (Eukaryotes, Bacteria and Archaea) of the sub‐Antarctic Prince Edward Islands
Nemertina World Checklist, more
New Zealand Terrestrial Biocomplexity Survey
Orca observations on Macquarie Island, more
Palmer LTER 2014 cruise microbial Eukaryote (18s) plankton
Pelagic Fish Observations 1968-1999
Pelagic microbes (Eukaryote 18S and Material 16S amplicons) from sites in the Southern, Indian and Arctic Oceans
Penguins of Antarctica, more
PolE At Sea Observations of Birds and Marine Mammals during PS 81 (ANT-XXIX/4)
Porifera collection of the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA) - Data
Promachocrinus kerguelensis, more
Protist diversity in a permanently ice-covered Antarctic Lake during the polar night transition
RMT Trawl catch from 1985/86 V1 ADBEX III voyage, more
RMT Trawl catch from the 1980/81 V5 FIBEX voyage, more
RMT Trawl catch from the 1982/83 V2 ADBEX I voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1983/84 V5 ADBEX II voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1984/85 V5 SIBEX2 voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1986/87 V7 AAMBER voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1990/91 V6 AAMBER2 voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1992/93 V6 KROCK voyage, more
RMT Trawl catch from the 1995/96 V4 BROKE voyage, more
RMT Trawl catch from the 2003/04 V3 BROKE-West voyage
RNA-Virome (RNA shotgun sequencing) from lake Limnopolar on Livingston Island (Antarctica)
Ross Sea mollusca from Italica 2004
Ross Sea Pycnogonids, more
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Antarctic free-living marine Nematodes - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Benthic Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) - data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Benthic Ostracoda - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - foraminifera- Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Lophogastrida and Mysida (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) of the Southern Ocean - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - macroalgae - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Porifera - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Tanaidacea - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Tintinnid Ciliates of the Southern Ocean - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean -Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda)
Sea cucumbers (Echinodemata, Holothuroidea) from the JR275 expedition to the Eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica - Data
Sea spiders (Arthropoda, Pycnogonida) from ten recent research expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, Scotia Arc and Weddell Sea - data
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean, more
Sequenced genes (ureC gene) and a metagenome from Archaea in Arctic and Antarctic marine environments
Snow Petrel census, Reeve Hill, Windmill Island, East Antarctica (1984-2003)
Soil microbiome (Bacteria) on Keller Peninsula (Antarctica)
SOMBASE - Pycnogonids, more
SOMBASE - Southern Ocean mollusc database: a tool for biogeographic analysis in diversity and evolution
SOMBASE/TOTAL - Bioconstructors, more
SO-Polylist, more
South American Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Literature, more
South Western Pacific Regional OBIS Data provider for the NIWA Marine Biodata Information System, more
Southern Giant Petrel census data within the Australian Antarctic Territory
Southern Ocean Cnidarian Collections, more
SO-CPR: Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey and SCAR Action Group on CPR Research, more
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey
Southern Ocean Experimental Metatranscriptome to Investigate Micronutrient Colimitation
Southern Ocean microbial dataset
SOMBASE: Southern Ocean Mollusc Database, more
Southern Ocean octopus, more
Southern Ocean oligochaete occurrence data - a literature-based compilation, more
Southern Ocean Ostracoda (except Halocypridina), more
SOVIET ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS for Zooplankton (R.V. OB March-May 1956, January-March 1957;R.V.ACADEMIC KURCHATOV, October 1971-January 1972; RV DMITRY MENDELEEV;R.V.ACADEMIC IOFFE 1992), more
Spring Phytoplankton Assemblages in the Southern Ocean Between Australia and Antarctica (CLIVAR-SR3)
Squid specimens from the 1991/92 V6 AAMBER2 voyage
Stable isotope ratios and elemental contents of C, N and S in benthic organisms sampled during the PROTEKER 5 summer campaign in Kerguelen Islands (2016) - data
Stable isotope ratios of C, N and S in Southern Ocean sea stars (1985-2017)
Staying cool also has consequences: increased sea ice cover disrupts food web structure in East Antarctica-Data
Subantarctic Fur Seals at Heard Island, 1987/88 [Heard_Island_report_1987_1988], more
Subantarctic Fur sealsat Heard Island, 1987/88
Surface and deep marine bacterial communities in the Arctic and Antarctic
Tagged Seal Location Data from SOGLOBEC, more
The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a high resolution biodiversity census
The dispersal of benthic marine invertebrates by kelp rafts in the Southern Ocean, more
The distribution and composition of mesopelagic fish assemblages in the Southern Ocean and their relation to major water masses, more
The First Comprehensive Description of the Biodiversity and Biogeography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Intertidal Communities
The fishes collection (IC) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris), more
RAMS: The Register of Antarctic Marine Species, more
The Retrospective Analysis of Antarctic Tracking (Standardised) Data from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
The skin microbiome (based on 16S) of Antarctic Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
V3-V4 16S rDNA of soil bacteria in King George Island and Deception Island
Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem Indicator Taxa recorded by submarine as evidence of the presence of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems, Antarctic Peninsula - data
Walter Herwig 1978 (FFS): SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea), more
Weddell Sea macrozoobenthos EASIZ I, more
Weddell Seal Census, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, more
Weddell Seal Sightings, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, more
Western Antarctic Peninsula Bacteria (Mesocosm exp.)
Whale catches in the Southern Ocean, more
Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages, more
Whale Observations from the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Reaserch Expedition (BANZARE) voyages 1929-30 and 1930-31
Winter Picoplankton Diversity and Distribution in the US Antarctic Marine Living Resources Study Area - Northern Antarctic Peninsula
Nemys: World Database of Nematodes, more
Zooplankton abundance and population structures assessed during April-September of 2001-2, Southern Ocean, GLOBEC, more
Zooplankton Abundance Based on Taxa and Life Stages or Size, more
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Antarctic pack ice Bacterial (16S) communities

AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
SCAR-MarBIN: SCAR-Marine Biodiversity Information Network, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2007-10-31
Information last updated: 2020-05-26
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