New Zealand Trait Database for marine benthic invertebrates

Traits are defined as the components of organisms that can be measured and have an effect on ecosystem health. This trait database for marine benthic invertebrates is a powerful tool for assessing biodiversity and the management of marine resources.
Hosted By: NIWA
Categories: Biodiversity, Ocean
Keywords: marine, Biodiversity
Data Quality
Parameter Score Description
Accessible (AC) Good Data are accessible from a public facing server
Common Format (CF) Good Data are available in a commonly used format (syntax)
Data Lineage Statement (DL) Poor Data are not described in terms of their origins, modifications or processing history
Data Quality Statement (DQ) Poor Data lack any description of their content quality, completeness or consistency
Governance (GO) Good The contributing organisation (CRI) has ownership or recognised stewardship of the data
Identifiers (ID) Poor Neither the metadata nor the data are described with a unique identifier
Terms of use (TU) Poor A data licence does not exist nor conditions of use explained
Last Updated (LU) Poor A last updated statement is unavailable