Taxonomic Information Sytem for the Belgian coastal area (EurOBIS)
Ocean Biogeographic Information System. Taxonomic Information Sytem for the Belgian coastal area (EurOBIS). Occurrence Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/mstheo accessed via GBIF.org on 2017-09-23.
Biogeographical data system developed and maintained at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). The database not only contains records from Belgian waters, but also records outside Belgium of species occurring in Belgium Records are mostly extracted from literature. A substantial number of records was derived from the North Sea Benthos Survey (NSBS), a project of the Benthos Ecology Working Group of ICES. NSBS samples were taken on a regular grid over the North Sea.