Document of dataset 5104

Dataset record

Type
GIS map dataset
title in English
Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH)
Description in English
Most of collected data were only available on hard copy. This means that a lot of Posidonia (and other seagrasses) data distribution were in jpeg or .pdf format, or only, as description in a text. So, this kind of information had to be digitilized in order to associate it with a map and incorporate it in the GIS viewer. The final result was a shapefile with the exact position of seagrass, limits, extent, etc. The overall dataset has been separated into historical and current data. The current data are further divided into presence, absence and no data.
Abstract in English
The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information. For example literature search was made using mainly the ISI Web of Knowledge engine. At the same time a new search started from the “Bibliographic References” at the end of each paper. We amended the data set with our own unpublished data (grey literature). Moreover, we included data from reports of national and EU research projects and data networks. A major contribution to the improvement of our knowledge on seagrasses in the Mediterranean and especially Posidonia derived from the establishment of Natura 2000 network.
License
https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-4.0.html
bibliographicCitation
Belluscio A.; Panayiotidis P.; Gristina M.; Knittweis L.; Pace M.L.; Telesca L.; Criscoli A; Apostolaki E.T.; Gerakaris V.; Fraschetti S.; Spedicato M.T.; Lembo G.; Salomidi M.; Mifsud R.; Fabi G.; Badalamenti F. ; Garofalo G.; Alagna A.; Ardizzone G.D.; Martin C.; Valavanis V.; 2013. Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts. Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH) Final Report, DG MARE Specific Contract SI2.600741.

Geographical coverage

Spatial
MED, Mediterranean

Thesaurus terms

Keyword
Data
Marine Genomics

Themes

theme
Biology > Plants

Taxonomic terms

Taxon keywords
Cymodocea nodosa
Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1867
Posidonia oceanica
Ruppia cirrhosa
Ruppia maritima
Zostera marina
Zostera noltii

Ownerships

creator
Simonetta Fraschetti
creator
National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences
creator
Fabio Badalamenti
creator
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment
creator
Gianna Fabi
creator
Institute of Marine Sciences
creator
Panayotis Panayotidis
creator
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
creator
Andrea Belluscio
creator
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata
contributor
Andrea Belluscio
contributor
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata
contactPoint
Andrea Belluscio
contactPoint
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata
creator
Michele Gristina
creator
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment
creator
Germana Garofalo
creator
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment
creator
Luca Telesca
creator
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata
creator
Alessandro Criscoli
creator
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata
contactPoint
Marianna Giannoulaki
contactPoint
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
creator
Leyla Knittweis
creator
Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs

Dataset references

is part of
Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats

Special collections

part of special collection
EMODNET
not available through EurOBIS

Document metadata

date created
2015-09-22
date modified
2015-10-29