Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1003–1023, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1003-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1003–1023, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1003-2020

Data description paper 04 May 2020

Data description paper | 04 May 2020

An integrated compilation of data sources for the development of a marine protected area in the Weddell Sea

Katharina Teschke et al.

Data sets

Pelagic regionalisation approach in the wider Weddell Sea (Antarctica) with link to ArcGIS map package H. Pehlke and K. Teschke, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899595

Spatial distribution of zooplankton (Antarctic krill, ice krill) in the wider Weddell Sea (Antarctica) with links to ArcGIS map packages K. Teschke, H. Pehlke, and T. Brey https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899667

Spatial distribution of demersal and pelagic fishes in the wider Weddell Sea (Antarctica) with links to ArcGIS map packages K. Teschke, H. Pehlke, and T. Brey https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899591

Spatial distribution of zoobenthos (sponges, echinoderms) in the wider Weddell Sea (Antarctica) with links to ArcGIS map packages K. Teschke, H. Pehlke, and T. Brey https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899645

Spatial distribution of seals in the wider Weddell Sea (Antarctica) with links to ArcGIS map packages H. Pehlke, T. Brey, and K. Teschke https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899619

Spatial distribution of a flying seabird (Antarctic petrel) and penguins (Adélie penguin, Emperor penguin) in the wider Weddell Sea (Antarctica) with links to ArcGIS map packages H. Pehlke, T. Brey, and K. Teschke https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899520

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Short summary
Successful nature conservation depends on well-founded decisions. Such decisions rely on valid and comprehensive information and data. This paper compiles data sources on the environment and ecology of the Weddell Sea (Antarctica), primarily to support the development of a marine protected area in this region. However, future projects can also benefit from our systematic data overview, as it can be used to develop specific data collections, thus saving a time-consuming data search from scratch.