Taxonomic Information Sytem for the Belgian coastal area (EurOBIS)
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.
Data are freely available through OBIS and through the VLIZ web site. If substantial parts of the database is used for other data or information products, please acknowledge the source.
Vanden Berghe, E. (2000). Tisbe, Taxonomic Information System for the Belgian coastal area. http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/tisbe.