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Natural Geography In Shore Areas (NaGISA) Dataset Version 1, Released 2005.
Entry ID: nagisa1

Abstract: This dataset provides data collected during the Natural Geography In Shore Areas (NaGISA) quantitative global nearshore census. The data is coming in (i.e. the dataset is continually being added to and should not be considered complete) from a growing set of globally distributed standard transects from the high inter-tidal zone to the depth of 20m, most of which will be repeated, and many of which ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.48   S: 33.69   E: 135.37   W: -147.74

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rigby,P.R., B.Konar, T.Kato, K.Iken, H.Chenelot and Y.Shirayama (2005)
Dataset Title: NaGISA OBIS Dataset ver.1.
Dataset Series Name: NaGISA
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-30
Quality Data was collected on rocky shores from high tide to 20m depth: direct observation of species within replicate 1m2 quadrats, and collection of all species within replicate 50cm2 and 25cm2 quadrats. In the centre of sea grass beds: (a) direct observation of species within replicate 50cm2 quadrats, and collection of all species (b) >0.5cm in size within replicate 15cm radius by 10cm depth cores, and (c) between 0.5cm-63um in size within replicate 2cm radius by 10cm depth cores. See for more details.
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: nagisaonline at
Contact Address:
Seto Marine Biological Lab
Kyoto University
459 Shirahama
City: Wakayama
Postal Code: 649-2211
Country: JAPAN
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-30