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IMOS National Reference Station (NRS) - Picoplankton flow cytometry, Australia (2008 - 2018)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 3, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

These data sets include the picoplankton component analysed by flow cytometry from samples collected as part of the Integrated Marine Observing Systems (IMOS) National Mooring Network -National Reference Station (NRS) field sampling. Historical data collected as part of CSIRO Coastal Monitoring program is available for three of the National Reference Station sites: Maria Island Coastal Station Data 1944-2008, Port Hacking 100m Coastal Station Data 1953-2010 and Rottnest Island Coastal Station Data 1951-2009.

Nine Sites are included in the IMOS NRS field sampling stations. Maria Island (TAS), Kangaroo Island (SA), Esperance (WA), Rottnest Island (WA), Ningaloo (WA), Darwin (NT), Yongala (QLD), North Stradbroke Island (QLD) and Port Hacking 100 (NSW).

Sampling at these sites is conducted by several members of IMOS NRS Biogeochemical project. Sampling at the sites began between 29/9/2008 and 8/11/2010 and is currently ongoing for 7 sites. Sampling ceased at Ningaloo and Esperance (WA) sites in Aug/Sept 2013.

Sampling is conducted monthly (Esperance and Ningaloo were 3 monthly) off small vessels. Depths sampled range from surface to 105 metres depending on the site. Depths are usually sampled at 10 metre intervals. Details including information on station locations, depths sampled and sample types collected are shown in the PDF link below extracted from the IMOS NRS NATIONAL REFERENCE STATIONS BIOGEOCHEMICAL OPERATIONS - A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK, Version 2.2 July 2012. A link to the full handbook is also provided which includes full details of the sampling regime and analyses.

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 3,789 records.

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

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 43db9130-be5c-4d4c-a727-0709379a3fcb.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Lesley Clementson
Principle Investigator
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Lesley Clementson
Principle Investigator
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Claire Davies
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

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

Geographic Coverage

Coastal sites around Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-43, 113], North East [-12, 154]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2008-09-29 / 2018-04-19

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 43db9130-be5c-4d4c-a727-0709379a3fcb