|Title:||Plankton*Net@AWI - biodiversity data provider|
|Title alternative:||plankton*net@AWI; PlanktonNet@AWI|
|Creator:||Kraberg, Alexandra; et al.|
Stiftung Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI)
The PLANKTON*NET data provider at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research is an open access repository for plankton-related information. It covers all types of phytoplankton and zooplankton from marine and freshwater areas. PLANKTON*NET's greatest strength is its comprehensiveness as for the different taxa image information as well as taxonomic descriptions can be archived. PLANKTON*NET also contains a glossary with accompanying images to illustrate the term definitions. PLANKTON*NET therefore presents a vital tool for the preservation of historic data sets as well as the archival of current research results. Our OAI-PMH compliant data provider represents a node within the distributed repository architecture originally planned in EU-funded project "Plankton*Net" (visit www.planktonnet.eu). This repository, together with the other other planned nodes (planktonet@roscoff and planktonnet@lisbon) are being harvested daily by a service provider specifically dedicated to the task of disseminating plankton-related records to a vast audience (visit www.planktonnet.eu/portal). In addition, we are currently working on making Plankton*Net repositories also harvestable by GBIF using the BioCASe protocol. [Information of the supplier]
Further information provided by the projekt: "PLANKTON*NET is a growing network of online databases that forms a comprehensive resource for plankton taxonomy and ecology. The first three sites were established at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the Station Biologique de Roscoff (http://planktonnet.sb-roscoff.fr/index.php) and the University of Lisbon (http://plankton-net.fc.ul.pt). PLANKTON*NET is a source of authoritative information about plankton taxa, featuring images, schematics, taxonomic descriptions and glossaries. However, it is also a repository for historic and current distribution data of plankton organisms. The site includes powerful browse and search functions allowing the user e.g. to search or distribution records of a given species, or look for all records in a given geographic location. The number of records is growing rapidly as data are not only entered by the PLANKTON*NET partners but also a growing number of external contributors that can enter their own data remotely. PLANKTON*NET is a very versatile tool support tool for students and lecturers but also a proper research tool for more experienced researchers."
Marine ecology (577.7);
Marine biology (578.77)
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|Spatial coverage:||Oceans and Seas|
|Metadata update date:||2007-07-31|
|URL of this vifabio-resource:||http://www.vifabio.de/en/iqfBio/detail/2974|
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