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OBS_VLFR_ PlanktonPointB_SurfaceObservations_1898_1917

Latest version published by Hellenic Center for Marine Research on Jan 5, 2018 Hellenic Center for Marine Research

The Observatoire of Villefranche sur Mer supports the regular observation of large zooplankton from 1898-1917 and daily sampling using different nets since 1966 and onwards at a time series station located at the entrancy of the Bay of Villefranche sur Mer.

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 214 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.

  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 

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 214 records in English (543 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (13 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)


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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Olivier M., Lilley M., Lombard F., Stemmann L. (2015) Temporal evolution of zooplankton, surface observations, in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Hellenic Center for Marine Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1a0de42c-8a6c-4ed4-b96a-6527ff14cdfa.  Hellenic Center for Marine Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.


Metadata; Zooplankton; Mediterranean Sea; Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer


Who created the resource:

Master Student
Université Pierre et Marie CURIE 4 place Jussieu 75252 Paris cedex 05 FR +33 1 44 27 44 27

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Université Paris VI BP 28 06234 Villefranche-sur-Mer Alpes Maritimes FR 33 (0)4 93 76 38 11

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion GR +302810337740

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Université Paris VI BP 28 06234 Villefranche-sur-Mer Alpes Maritimes FR 33 (0)4 93 76 38 11
Custodian Steward
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research 46.7 km. Athens-Sounio PO Box 712 19013 Anavyssos Attiki GR +30 2109856714
Custodian Steward
Nicolas BAILLY
Biodiversity Information System Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research CA
Custodian Steward
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion GR +302810337740
University Paris VI FR
University Paris VI FR

Geographic Coverage

Center of Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer (43.692899 7.316554)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, -180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Annelida,  Cnidaria,  Ctenophora,  Mollusca,  Chordata,  Nemertea,  Amoebozoa,  Arthropoda,  Radiozoa,  Cercozoa

Project Data

EMODnet ( is a long term marine data initiative spanning seven broad disciplinary themes: bathymetry, geology, physics, chemistry, biology, seafloor habitats and human activities. The EMODnet Central Portal allows users to access data products from each of these lots under one single interface. EMODnet Biology is dedicated to data about biodiversity ( The "Temporal evolution of zooplankton from 1898-1917 and 1966 onwards in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea" dataset has been compiled under the activity "Data archaeology and rescue", which aims at filling the spatial and temporal gaps. This is a two-part process of first identifying and locating data and then performing the steps required to merge them into a digital database, which further is distributed through EurOBIS, and the EMODnet data portal.

Title EMODnet

The personnel involved in the project:


Sampling Methods


Study Extent The sampling site is located at the mouth of the Bay over a bathymetry of 80m and is thus open to the Ligurian Sea.
Quality Control Data were entered manually to an Excel template. After entry into the Excel template data were transferred to DwC format. The list of species after applying taxonomic quality control, contains the presently valid names according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and the AphiaID is matched against every single species name. Spatial quality control was also performed and the coordinates are provided.

Method step description:

  1. Zooplankton abundance was counted by specialist from the ship deck.

Collection Data

Collection Name Zooplankton Observations, Rade Point B (RadeZOO)

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS. The OOV supported the financial effort of the survey. We are grateful to the crew of the research boat at OOV that collected plankton during the temporal survey.

Alternative Identifiers 1a0de42c-8a6c-4ed4-b96a-6527ff14cdfa