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ERMS - European Register of Marine Species

Description

The European Register of Marine Species (ERMS) is an authoritative taxonomic list of species occurring in the European marine environment.

Author(s)

ERMS Executive committe: Mark Costello, Christos Arvanitidis, Philippe Bouchet, Geoff Boxshall, Ward Appeltans

Publisher(s)

MarBEF, Thursday, January 1, 1998

Abstract

The European Register of Marine Species (ERMS) is an authoritative taxonomic list of species occurring in the European marine environment, defined as up to the strandline or splash zone above the high tide mark and down to 0.5 (psu, ppt) salinity in estuaries. The register is actively maintained and daily updated in the framework of the MarBEF EU Network of Excellence by a board of taxonomic editors, which are world experts on the taxonomy of their relevant taxa. It is anticipated that the Register will become a standard reference (and technological tool) for marine biodiversity training, research and management in Europe.

Rights holder

Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data