OBIS GitHub libraries for data cleaning

Biodiversity data is messy. How to transform messy data into reusable data? We attended OBIS node training course November 2017 to learn about methods/tools available to clean biodiversity data in Darwin Core standard. The teaching materials are available online to everyone. Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) have put in a … Continue reading OBIS GitHub libraries for data cleaning

A quick guide to publishing data using the IPT

As part of our capacity building kit, Anton has prepared a very nice step-by-step guide on how to use the ANTABIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit, based on the Canadensys data publication guide. Besides giving general information on the importance of publishing data in biodiversity information networks, the guide takes the user through the 8 major steps … Continue reading A quick guide to publishing data using the IPT

Data publication – rewarding your efforts

The Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility is progressively deploying its architecture, to ensure free and open access to Antarctic biodiversity data. This architecture strongly relies on GBIF tools, which have been incorporated and sometimes customized to accommodate the needs of our community. A strong component of this architecture is the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT). The IPT … Continue reading Data publication – rewarding your efforts

The Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

The scope of the ATLAS is to assemble in one publication (large format atlas + digital dynamic version on SCAR-MarBIN) a selection of representative maps and syntheses on the distribution of the Southern Ocean organisms, to provide a general overview of the biogeography of the Southern Ocean (s.l.) and a benchmark of current biogeographic knowledge … Continue reading The Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

Penguinessbook is online

This superb website gives you access to a scientific database where you will find official records of dive depth and duration for most diving species of vertebrates. This project was initiated to answer the questions regularly asked by school teachers, educators, journalists, scientists: "How deep can animals dive?". Such information is compiled here, using references … Continue reading Penguinessbook is online

New paper on CEAMARC surveys

The pelagic fish community of the Dumont d'Urville Sea (East Antarctica) was investigated during the 2008 austral summer using IYGPT (International Young Gadoid Pelagic Trawl) samples taken in different depth layers from the surface to 1000 metres. The aim of this paper is to describe the mesopelagic fish community and its size distribution. The family … Continue reading New paper on CEAMARC surveys

Antarctic Field Guides released today

Today we are releasing a new project: Antarctic Field Guide  Create your field guide to the Antarctic!  The aim of Antartic Field Guides is to help scientist and amateurs their preparation for a trip to the Antarctica. With AFG they can create a Field Guide with all the species they are interested in or around … Continue reading Antarctic Field Guides released today