WP2: Identification and collection of species, species attributes and species indicator information | Emodnet Biology

WP2: Identification and collection of species, species attributes and species indicator information

Leader:

  • Marine Biological Association (MBA)
  • University Auckland (representing World Register of Marine Species), IFREMER, ICES, SAHFOS, GBIF, MARUM, VLIZ

Objectives

The general aim of this work package is to streamline the data and data products that will be collated and created during the project, in line with the priorities that are developed under EU Directives and international conventions. This will be done through the maintenance of an operational link between the Working Group on Data, Information and Knowledge Exchange (WG-DIKE) established under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the EMODnet Biology project. The link will be met by identifying and focusing on the relevant species, communities, indicators and data types identified under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Furthermore, this work package will extend its work to collect and store information on different managerial, functional, and structural species attributes in a structured and accessible manner. This is to ensure that the resulting information can be integrated into the querying tools of the EMODnet Biology portal increasing the portals performance for targeted search by different user groups. These tools will be implemented through the utilization of the European/World Register of Marine Species (ERMS/WoRMS) to store the species attribute information.

Activities

  1. Identification of species and species attributes information Leader: Marine Biological Association (MBA) + IFREMER, ICES, SAHFOS
  2. Collection of species attributes information Leader: University of Auckland, representing WoRMS + MARUM, GBIF, MBA, VLIZ