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Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets (1873-1999)
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Knockaert C.; Tyberghein L.; Goffin A.; Vanhaecke D.; Ong'anda H.; Wakwabi E.O.; Mees J.; Flanders Marine Institute: Belgium; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Kenya; (2019): Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets (1873-1999). Marine Data Archive.
Contact: ; Knockaert, Carolien

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Notes: All data are publicly available in Open Access and can be used under the license of CCBy with acknowledgement of the authors.

Belgium and Kenya have a long tradition of collaboration in marine sciences. In 2012 the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute (KMFRI) and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) renewed this collaboration with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). A first step already started under the umbrella of LifeWatch with the recovery of biotic datasets resulting from joint Belgian-Kenyan marine research activities. This data collection combines all biotic data recovered from theses and reports resulting in the Eastern African region conducted between 1873 and 1999.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, Historical data, Historical datasets, ISW, Africa, East, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay

Geographical coverage
ISW, Africa, East [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1873 - 1999

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata managerdata creator
Knockaert, Carolien
Tyberghein, Lennert
Goffin, Annelies
Vanhaecke, Delphine
Mees, Jan
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI)data creator
Ong'anda, Harrison
Wakwabi, Enock

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Based on this dataset
Knockaert, C. et al. (2019). Biodiversity data rescue in the framework of a long-term Kenya-Belgium cooperation in marine sciences. Scientific Data 6(85): 1-6.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2017-09-25
Information last updated: 2019-04-08
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