Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 215–230, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 215–230, 2020

Data description paper 04 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 04 Feb 2020

A long-term (1965–2015) ecological marine database from the LTER-Italy Northern Adriatic Sea site: plankton and oceanographic observations

Francesco Acri et al.

Related authors

Zooplankton diel vertical migration in the Corsica Channel (north-western Mediterranean Sea) detected by a moored acoustic Doppler current profiler
Davide Guerra, Katrin Schroeder, Mireno Borghini, Elisa Camatti, Marco Pansera, Anna Schroeder, Stefania Sparnocchia, and Jacopo Chiggiato
Ocean Sci., 15, 631–649,,, 2019
Short summary
Exceptional dense water formation on the Adriatic shelf in the winter of 2012
H. Mihanović, I. Vilibić, S. Carniel, M. Tudor, A. Russo, A. Bergamasco, N. Bubić, Z. Ljubešić, D. Viličić, A. Boldrin, V. Malačič, M. Celio, C. Comici, and F. Raicich
Ocean Sci., 9, 561–572,,, 2013

Related subject area

Oceanography – Biological
PhytoBase: A global synthesis of open-ocean phytoplankton occurrences
Damiano Righetti, Meike Vogt, Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Michael D. Guiry, and Nicolas Gruber
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 907–933,,, 2020
Short summary
An interactive atlas for marine biodiversity conservation in the Coral Triangle
Irawan Asaad, Carolyn J. Lundquist, Mark V. Erdmann, and Mark J. Costello
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 163–174,,, 2019
Short summary
A synthetic satellite dataset of the spatio-temporal distributions of Emiliania huxleyi blooms and their impacts on Arctic and sub-Arctic marine environments (1998–2016)
Dmitry Kondrik, Eduard Kazakov, and Dmitry Pozdnyakov
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 119–128,,, 2019
Short summary
A 40-year global data set of visible-channel remote-sensing reflectances and coccolithophore bloom occurrence derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer catalogue
Benjamin Roger Loveday and Timothy Smyth
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 2043–2054,,, 2018
Short summary
Photosynthesis–irradiance parameters of marine phytoplankton: synthesis of a global data set
Heather A. Bouman, Trevor Platt, Martina Doblin, Francisco G. Figueiras, Kristinn Gudmundsson, Hafsteinn G. Gudfinnsson, Bangqin Huang, Anna Hickman, Michael Hiscock, Thomas Jackson, Vivian A. Lutz, Frédéric Mélin, Francisco Rey, Pierre Pepin, Valeria Segura, Gavin H. Tilstone, Virginie van Dongen-Vogels, and Shubha Sathyendranath
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 251–266,,, 2018
Short summary

Cited articles

Acri, F., Bastianini, M., Bernardi Aubry, F., Camatti, E., Bergami, C., Boldrin, A., De Lazzari, A., Finotto, S., Minelli, A., Oggioni, A., Pansera, M., Sarretta, A., Socal, G., and Pugnetti, A.: LTER Northern Adriatic Sea (Italy) marine data from 1965 to 2015 [Data set], Zenodo,, 2019. 
Barry, E. and Bannister, F.: Barriers to open data release: A view from the top, Information Polity, 19, 129–152, 2014. 
Bastianini, M., Bernardi Aubry, F., Bianchi, F., Boldrin, A., Camatti, E., Carrara, P., De Lazzari, A., Guerzoni, S., Menegon, S., Oggioni, A., Pugnetti, A., Sarretta, A., Socal, G., Tagliolato, P., and Vianello, A.: The LTER site Gulf of Venice and the project RITMARE: a case study for the recovery, search, view and sharing of long term ecological marine research data, AIOL – Associazione Italiana Oceanografia e Limnologia, Verbania Pallanza, 2015. 
Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Crowe, T., Boehme, L., Boero, F., Christensen, A., Grémare, A., Hernandez, F., Kromkamp, J. C., Nogueira García, E., Petihakis, G., Robidart, J., Sousa Pinto, I., and Zingone, A.: Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations, edited by: Muñiz Piniella, Á., Kellett, P., Larkin, K., and Heymans, J. J., Future Science Brief 3 of the European Marine Board, Ostend, Belgium, 76 pp., ISBN 9789492043559 ISSN 2593-5232, 2018. 
Berard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M., and Bossé, L.: Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du golfe du Saint-Laurent, NRC Research Press, 387 pp., ISBN 978-0-660-96057-9, 1999. 
Short summary
The present paper describes a database containing observations for 21 parameters of abiotic, phytoplankton, and zooplankton data collected in the northern Adriatic Sea region (Italy) from 1965 to 2015. Due to the long temporal coverage, the majority of parameters changed collection and analysis method over time. These variations are reported in the database and detailed in the paper.