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

Modelisation workshop for the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

An international team is currently meeting in Villefranche sur Mer (France) to advance on the modelisation section of the iAtlas. The modelisation workshop is hosted by the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer. We’ll be mashing up tons of environmental and biotic data, to come up with predictive maps for selected taxa, or groups of … Continue reading Modelisation workshop for the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

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

The Antarctic data atlas

Take a look at John Turner's Antarctic Data Atlas! The Antarctic Data Atlas is an initiative of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) that aims to present various key fields concerning the past, present and possible future evolution of the Antarctic environment. It is complementary to the SCAR READER database that contains mean climate data for … Continue reading The Antarctic data atlas

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

New dataset: cnidaria compilation by Dhugal Lindsay (JAMSTEC)

This dataset is a compilaton of occurrence data for Cnidaria extracted from the literature by Dhugal Lindsay. You can view them on a map. The data was extracted from the following papers: Pags F. & P. R. Pugh 2002. Fuseudoxid: the elusive sexual stage of the calycophoran siphonophore Crystallophyes amygdalina (Clausophyidae: Crystallophyinae). Acta Zoologica 83(4): … Continue reading New dataset: cnidaria compilation by Dhugal Lindsay (JAMSTEC)

New Southern Ocean Isopods dataset available

Isopods are an important component of the Antarctic benthos and can be rich across depth and regions. A lack of dispersive larval stages makes them putatively very vulnerable to climate-induced changes and thus potentially an ideal model taxon for monitoring faunal shifts. This data base is designed to collate distribution records of isopod crustaceans across … Continue reading New Southern Ocean Isopods dataset available

CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers available

The CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers are available from our shared folder. These layers are bipolar climatological and other summary layers that may be useful for purposes such as general modelling, regionalisation, and exploratory analyses. All of the layers in this collection are provided on a consistent 0.1-degree grid, which covers -180 to 180E, 80S … Continue reading CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers available