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Marine Microbes from RV Investigator voyage IN2016_V04, Australia (2016)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jun 20, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

This dataset was acquired on the RV Investigator voyage IN2016_V04. The aim was to characterise the diversity and function of microbial communities in the relatively warm Eastern Australian Current (EAC), against the relatively cool water of the Tasman Sea and adjacent shelf waters. Full details of data, reports and publications of the voyage is at

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 330 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 

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 330 records in English (4 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)


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

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GBIF Registration

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Samplingevent; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Martina Doblin
Principal Investigator
University of Technology Sydney Sydney New South Wales AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Martina Doblin
Principal Investigator
University of Technology Sydney Sydney New South Wales AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Martina Doblin
Principal Investigator
University of Technology Sydney Sydney New South Wales AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

New South Wales shelf and Tasman Sea

Bounding Coordinates South West [-36.9, 150.2], North East [-27.9, 155.15]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-08-31 / 2016-09-20

Project Data

The Australian Microbiome Initiative ( is an Australian wide collaboration founded on two established Bioplatforms Australia framework data initiatives: Marine Microbes and Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE).

Title Australian Microbiome
Funding This nationally-inclusive and collaborative initiative supported by core partners Bioplatforms Australia and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), Parks Australia through the Bush Blitz program funded by the Australian Government and BHP, and the CSIRO, and led by researchers from various organisations across Australia.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Andrew Bissett

Sampling Methods

Samples are typically from Niskin bottles from CTD's.

Study Extent Marine waters of Australia and adjacent seas

Method step description:

  1. The methods and procedures for the denoised data published here are described at

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Focardi, Amaranta,Ostrowski, Martin,Goossen, Kirianne,Brown, Mark V.,Paulsen, Ian (2020) Investigating the Diversity of Marine Bacteriophage in Contrasting Water Masses Associated with the East Australian Current (EAC) System. Viruses 12 pp317-. doi:10.3390/v12030317

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers