National Benthic Infaunal Database (NBID)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The NBID is a quantitative database on abundances of individual benthic species by sample and study region, along with other synoptically measured environmental variables.

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Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2003 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2003 (publication)
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Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: By accessing and downloading data presented in the NBI web site you are agreeing to the following conditions: 1. The information, data records or images presented in these databases may not be reproduced, redistributed, repackaged or publicly displayed in any form without the express written permission of a curatorial staff member of the National Benthic Inventory (NBI). 2. Downloaded records, information or images from the NBI may be used strictly for non-profit purposes such as scientific, scholarly or educational activities provided the NBI is acknowledged using standard citation for electronic materials (hyperlink to citations) in all copies and the NBI notified. 3. Data are provided on an end-user basis. These data should not be redistributed to third parties without prior approval from the NBI. 4. Information in the databases may be published or remain unpublished. It is the user's responsibility to verify if any information has already been published for citation purposes. 5. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided within these databases, use of the information is entirely at your own risk. All data and images are provided "AS IS" for the end user's informational purposes only. NBI and staff are not responsible for any negative consequences resulting from reliance on or use of information contained in the databases. Risk of injury rests entirely with the user. 6. The information presented is as accurate as the staff can reasonably make it. Data provided in the databases are compiled from various researchers working though several different institutions. Misidentifications, re-classification of names or groups of organisms and other transcription mistakes are inherent in this field. If ever you believe a data record presented is in error for any reason, let us know what and why. The updating of information and ensuring its accuracy are continual processes. Examples for how to cite the NBI website depending which is most appropriate: * National Benthic Inventory (NBI). 2004. NBI website. (;. Accessed on 2004 Apr 27. * Information provided with permission of the National Benthic Inventory, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston, SC, ( 27 Apr 2004. *"Some or all of the data described in this article were produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through its National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science - National Benthic Inventory". | Distribution Liability: none
Bbox East Long -73.7
Bbox North Lat 49
Bbox South Lat 23.06
Bbox West Long -178.37
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38811
Harvest Object Id 9932bbe1-ebe3-4a5f-a12a-4930c047afab
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1991

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