GBIF co-funded digitization project of benthic invertebrates

Results from the digitization project co-funded by the Norwegian GBIF node are presented in the national news this week (link 2). Field diaries from 1950-1955 for marine benthic invertebrates (animals living in the sea on sandy or soft sediments) were registered and occurrence data published in GBIF.

Field diary

The Norwegian GBIF node (GBIF.no) provides an annual call for small grant co-funding for digitization and open publication of primary biodiversity information. During 2014 and 2015 the GBIF node co-funded registration of the field diaries from the expeditions by Marit and Bengt Christensen during 1950 and 1955 in the Oslofjord and Skagerak coastal areas; and the station lists of the sampling cruises of R/V G.M. Dannevig 1950-1953. The dataset includes polychaetes collected from 640 sites in the Oslofjord and 270 sites further along the south Norwegian coast of Skagerrak towards Stavanger in Rogaland.

The results from the digitization project is presented this week at the Norwegian national research blog Forskning.no: "Så grundig undersøkte de Oslofjorden på 1950-tallet".

A reference to this digitization project is presented in the Norwegian national newspaper Aftenposten this week: "90 - og fortsatt på jobb".


Project participants: Ann-Helén Rønning (UiO NHM), Kristine Dobbe (UiO NHM), Eivind Oug (NIVA), Marit E. Christiansen (professor emerita, UiO NHM), Torkild Bakken (NTNU VM), and Jon Anders Kongsrud (UiB UM). Data mobilization project period: October 2014 to April 2015.


Data sets (published in GBIF):

UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Dannevig collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: http://doi.org/10.15468/hwvr0m (280 collecting events)

UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Drøbak collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: http://doi.org/10.15468/mg7l2t (637 collecting events)

UiO Natural History Museum (2015). BIOSKAG collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: http://doi.org/10.15468/mpifue (178 collecting events)

UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Dannevig- and Drøbak collections of Polychaeta. Dataset available from GBIF at: http://doi.org/10.15468/y6cctp (data publication in progress)

UiO Natural History Museum (2015). POLYSKAG collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: http://doi.org/10.15468/zfcaa5 (50 sampling-event occurrences)


References and links:

Aftenposten (2017) "90 - og fortsatt på jobb". News story from Aftenposten by Vibeke Borgersen, 11th February 2017. Available at http://www.aftenposten.no/okonomi/90---og-fortsatt-pa-jobb-614748b.html

Forskning.no (2017) "Så grundig undersøkte de Oslofjorden på 1950-tallet". News story at the research blog: Forskning.no by Eivind Torgersen, 11th February 2017. Available at http://forskning.no/2017/02/dagbok-fra-havets-bunn-oslofjorden-marinbiologi

GBIF.no (2015) Data publication grants, 2015. Available at http://www.gbif.no/news/2015/data-mobilization-grants-2015.html

Oug E, Christiansen ME, Dobbe K, Rønning A-H, Bakken T, and Kongsrud JA (2015). Mapping of marine benthic invertebrates in the Oslofjord and the Skagerrak: sampling data of museum collections from 1950-1955 and from recent investigations. Fauna Norvegica 35: 35-45. http://doi.org/10.5324/fn.v35i0.1944

UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Dannevig collections sampling stations 1950-1953 [field-books]. Document identifier: URN:NBN:no-52235. Available from the UiO DUO Research Archive at: http://hdl.handle.net/10852/48310

 

RV GM Dannevig
RV GM Dannevig was one the research ships used during these expeditions.

 

Published Feb. 13, 2017 2:06 PM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2020 1:14 PM