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SCAR-Marine Biodiversity Information Network

Acronym: SCAR-MarBIN
Period: May 2006 till January 2010
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Biodiversity; Databases; Marine
Geographical term: Antarctica [Marine Regions]
 Institutes | Datasets 

Institutes (7)  Top | Datasets 
  • Census of Marine Life (COML), partner
  • Rutgers University; Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS), partner
  • Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), more, partner
  • Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS), more, partner
  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research (AWI), more, partner
  • Senckenberg am Meer; German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), more, partner
  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Operational Direction Natural Environment; Fresh Water Biology, more, partner

SCAR-MarBIN (SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network) establishes and supports a distributed system of interoperable databases, forming the Antarctic Regional OBIS Node, under the aegis of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research).
SCAR-MarBIN compiles and manages existing and new information on Antarctic marine biodiversity by coordinating, supporting, completing and optimizing database networking. This information will in turn be sent to larger biodiversity initiatives such as OBIS - the information component of the Census of Marine Life (COML)- and GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). SCAR-MarBIN data policy protocols align with the Antarctic Treaty (Art. III.1) and IPY requirements, as well as data management protocols of GBIF and OBIS.

Datasets (2)  Top | Institutes 
  • AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
  • RAMS: The Register of Antarctic Marine Species, more

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Institutes | Datasets