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Introduction. Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas

Latest version published by Hellenic Center for Marine Research on Jun 21, 2016 Hellenic Center for Marine Research

This dataset comprises the location of sampling stations, sampling information (methods) and some environmental data recorded during the Danish expeditions to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas 1908-1910. The data were digitized from the report of Schmidt (1912). This table was created and used as reference for the biogeographic data, which were published in three multi-part volumes. Three of these volumes with biogeographic data have been digitized already and are available through this IPT installation (see links below). For other volumes, only metadata have been created and are available through this IPT.

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 1,566 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.

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 1,566 records in English (138 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (13 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Tsompanou M, Faulwetter S, Nikolopoulou S, Mavraki D, Gerovasileiou V, Fanini L, Chatzinikolaou E (2016): Digitization of the Introduction to the Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas by J. Schmidt (1912)v1.3. Hellenic Center for Marine Research. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=thorexpeditionintroduction&v=1.3

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Hellenic Center for Marine Research. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 06a0baa1-f98c-47df-9980-4d29fc6f1ca1.  Hellenic Center for Marine Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

Keywords

Samplingevent; Mediterranean; Atlantic; Oceanographic expedition; pelagic; temperature; salinity; samples; metadata; Samplingevent

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas: Pelagic Polychaeteshttp://ipt.medobis.eu/manage/resource?r=thorexpedition_pelagicpolychaetes UTF-8 DwC-A
Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas: Calcareous Algaehttp://ipt.medobis.eu/manage/resource?r=thorexpedition_k1_calcareous_algae UTF-8 DwC-A
Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas: Engraulidae and Clupeidaehttp://ipt.medobis.eu/manage/resource?r=thorexpedition_engraulidaeclupeidae UTF-8 DwC-A

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Lucia Fanini
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Main Building of HCMR, Former U.S. Base, Gournes, P.O.Box 2214 71003 Heraklion Crete GR

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Marilena Tsompanou
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Athens GR
Sarah Faulwetter
PostDoc
University of Patras School of Biology, Department of Zoology 26504 Patras Achaia GR

Who filled in the metadata:

Marilena Tsompanou
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Athens GR

Who else was associated with the resource:

Metadata Provider
Marilena Tsompanou
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Athens GR
Curator
Sarah Faulwetter
Post Doc
University of Patras School of Biology, Department of Zoology 26504 Patras Achaia GR
Curator
Stamatina Nikolopoulou
Data manager
HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Heraklion Crete GR

Geographic Coverage

Includes stations reported in Schmidt J. (1912). Stations include Thor expeditions 1908-1910 but also earlier and later expeditions of Thor and -to less extent- other vessels

Bounding Coordinates South West [30.33, -29.88], North East [53.1, 29.83]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1905-06-13 / 1912-01-07

Project Data

Digitization of legacy literature to produce marine biogeographic datasets for the Mediterranean Sea area.

Title LifewatchGreece - Legacy Literature
Identifier Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas
Funding This work was supported by the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (MIS 384676), funded by the Greek Government under the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT), ESFRI Projects, National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).
Study Area Description Physical data associated with the biogeographic papers published in other sections of the Thor reports were digitized
Design Description The Mediterranean was sampled seasonally during the 1908-1910 expeditions; data from other areas -mainly NW Atlantic- are also reported, although the seasonal approach is missing.

The personnel involved in the project:

Tsompanou

Sampling Methods

Data proceed from the logbooks of the research vessel Thor (1908-1910; 1905 and 1906 expeditions) as well as vessels Pangan, Ingolf, and commercial vessels. Data were presented as tables in the report by Schmidt (1912)Vol1 (Introduction).

Study Extent Consistently to the goal of the Thor expeditions, physical oceanographic data were collected in co-occurrence with sampling for pelagic species. Each sampling station, identified by geographical coordinates, is also characterized by a set of data regarding measurements of temperature and salinity, as well as observations of weather and bottom conditions. Date (and consequently season) and time of the day are provided in correspondence of each sampling event (more than one event could have occurred at a station, often in the case for different gears used and different depths sampled).
Quality Control Individual datasets were digitized manually from scanned documents. Original names regarding taxonomy and sampling location were kept as a reference. At the same time taxon names were cross-checked against the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS); while the original sampling coordinates were plotted using Google Earth in order to double check that they are located in the sea. All data were checked for inconsistencies, both for the range of values, but also compared to other datasets from the same series, collected at the same station. Any problematic records were recorded in a remarks field in the data.

Method step description:

  1. Data were digitized by hand, then quality controlled, and published through the MedOBIS IPT installation.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Schmidt, J. (1912). Report on the Danish oceanographical expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas. Vol 1. Host and Sons, Copenhagen. 269 pp.

Additional Metadata

marine,harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 06a0baa1-f98c-47df-9980-4d29fc6f1ca1
http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=thorexpeditionintroduction