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Marine Life Survey Data (collected by volunteers) collated by MarLIN (EUROBIS)
Entry ID: Eurobis_641

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Abstract: A collection of marine life surveys collated by the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) as part of their data access program. Surveys are either flagged as professional surveys or data collected by volunteer recorders as part for the Sealife Survey. Information about survey methodology can be found on the MarLIN Web site ( There are currently 368 surveys collated by MarLIN containing 250,000 species records. Data ownership remains with the data provider and permission must be sought for commercial use of the data.

Size reference: 10134 records; 662 sites; 937 samples; 499 species

[Source: The information provided in the summary was extracted from the MarBEF Data System at]
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Description: MarBEF Data System "Marine Life Survey Data (collected by volunteers) collated
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.32   S: 49.81   E: 1.45   W: -7.31

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Parr, J.
Dataset Title: Marine Life Survey Data (collected by volunteers) collated by MarLIN
Dataset Series Name: MarLIN, collated Marine Life Survey Datasets
Dataset Release Date: 04 Dec 2005
Dataset Release Place: Plymouth, UK
Dataset Publisher: Marine Biological Association of the UK
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-07-15
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.

Also see MarBEF data policy at
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: ward.appeltans at
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Postal Code: 8400
Country: Belgium
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: bart.vanhoorne at
Email: bartv at
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Country: BELGIUM
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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