GEO-BON has released this package of environmental layers that can be downloaded for free and used in combination with data such as those available via GBIF to perform ecological niche analysis.
GEO-BON, Tuesday, May 06, 2014
GMED is a global marine environment dataset. Publicly available climatic, biological and geophysical environmental layers of both present day, past and future were compiled together into a uniform Geographic Informations System ready dataset having similar extent and spatial resolution (5 arc-minute, approx. 9.2 km). The GMED dataset is ready to use with popular species distribution modelling (SDM) software like Maximum entropy (MaxENT) and for any other marine environment visualisation excercise. GMED is released under the GNU General Public License. We have made all reasonable efforts to ensure the quality and accuracy of the material listed on this website. However, the dataset is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the implied warranties of fitness for a particular use. We accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the material on this site. GMED is a contribution from Working Group 5 (Marine Ecosystem) to the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network.
Basher, Z., Costello, M. J., Bowden, D. A. 2014. Global Marine Environment Dataset (GMED). World Wide Web electronic publication. Version 1.0 (Rev.01.2014). Accessed at http://gmed.auckland.ac.nz on <Access DATE>
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