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CSIRO Marine Invertebrates Image Collection (MIIC)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Feb 25, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The CSIRO Marine Invertebrates Image Collection (MIIC) is a catalogue of geo-referenced images of invertebrates from surveys around Australia. Identifications have been done at CSIRO on the survey vessels or post voyage or the specimens have been passed to various Australian museums for identification. Images identifications use the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) database and where possible CAAB records are cross linked to the World Register of Marine Species. Each specimen has a record identifier labelled CSIRO Specimen Reference.

As at January 2020, there are 4900 images linked to 1565 taxa with the deepset sample from 4890 m. Many of the images have revised identifications. A significant addition is specimens from the RV Investigator research voyage in2017_v03, titled "Sampling the abyss: latitudinal biodiversity patterns along the base of Australia's eastern continental margin." See http://www.marine.csiro.au/data/trawler/survey_details.cfm?survey=IN2017_V03 for survey details.

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 4,962 records. 1 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.

  • Occurrence (core)
    4962
  • Multimedia 
    9924

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.

Downloads

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 4,962 records in English (426 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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

Rights

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

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Scientific Officer – Biological Data
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Scientific Officer – Biological Data
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania

Who filled in the metadata:

Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Scientific Officer – Biological Data
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Australian waters

Bounding Coordinates South West [-49.838, 98.438], North East [-7.711, 164.883]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2003-05-11 / 2018-02-03

Additional Metadata

marine, harvsted by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=csiro_miic