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TRIAP Franklin 2008 Waterbirds - Marine records

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Aug 11, 2017 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

As part of the Tropical Rivers Inventory and Assessment Project (TRIAP), a database of 94,148 waterbird records was assembled, comprising 82,596 records from the TRIAP area and 11,552 records from a surrounding 10 km buffer. These records were sourced from databases for Atlas1 and Atlas2 provided by Birds Australia, 99.1% of which are from the Historical Atlas (pre-1977), the first Field Atlas (1977-1981) or the second Field Atlas (1997-2002).

This version is all records where the taxa have been catalogued in the World Register of Marine Species and therefore are potential marine species.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 38,561 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 38,561 records in English (903 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF


Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

GIS Manager
Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage GPO Box 461 0801 Darwin AU (08) 8920 1100

Who can answer questions about the resource:

GIS Manager
Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage GPO Box 461 0801 Darwin AU (08) 8920 1100

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-21.7, 122], North East [-12.5, 145.5]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1900-01-01 / 2002-03-30

Project Data

‘Australia’s tropical rivers – an integrated data assessment and analysis’ is more commonly known as the ‘Tropical rivers inventory and assessment project’ (TRIAP). The TRIAP, funded by Land & Water Australia and the Natural Heritage Trust 2, is a collaborative effort between eriss, James Cook University and the University of Western Australia, with additional involvement of the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. The project aims to provide an information base to support the management of Australia’s tropical rivers and consists of three sub-projects: (i) mapping and inventory; (ii) risk assessment of key threats; and (iii) development of a framework for evaluating ecosystem services. The project focus during 2005–06 was on sub-projects 1 and 2. The summary below was drawn from the Milestone 5 Project Progress Report (NCTWR 2006), the full details of which are available from the TRIAP

Title Tropical Rivers Inventory and Assessment Project
Identifier TRIAP

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Rick VanDam

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers