Bio-ORACLE is a set of GIS rasters providing geophysical, biotic and environmental data for surface and benthic marine realms. The data are available for global-scale applications at a spatial resolution of 5 arcmin (approximately 9.2 km at the equator).
Linking biodiversity occurrence data to the physical and biotic environment provides a framework to formulate hypotheses about the ecological processes governing spatial and temporal patterns in biodiversity, which can be useful for marine ecosystem management and conservation.
The report gives an overview of the research cruise on board R/V Kilo Moana for the cruise name EUCFe. Study was conducted to determine the distributions of iron,manganese and aluminum in a zonal section along the equatorial Pacific from 140Ã‚Â°W to 145Ã‚Â°E and along the coast of Papua New Guinea.
A copy of the cruise report and access to related data and interpretations can be downloaded by selecting the appropriate link under 'Online resources'.