Details of Distribution of deep-sea sponges in the North Atlantic - Data from the SponGES project


Dataset identification

Title of datasetDistribution of deep-sea sponges in the North Atlantic - Data from the SponGES project
Narrative summary of datasetThis database has been designed to hold data pertaining or related to the distribution of deep-sea sponges from the North Atlantic. All data was collected as part of the SponGES project, an EU funded (Horizon 2020, 2016-2021) project. The data here in largely comprises previously unpublished distribution records and records not digitized or available in other online databases.
Summary of processing methodologyData has been curated by the SponGES data-manager, with data originators (Partners in the SponGES program) providing distribiution records. All species names have been compared against WoRMs and checked for accuracy. All latitude and longitude data has been checked to ensure points do not fall in land or outside of the expected region.
Start date1879-02-15
End date2019-06-17

Responsible organisations

CountryUnited States
Organisation nameUniversity of Rhode Island
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useODC-By
Link to dataset after processing by data centre


Latitude north boundary71.60231847049
Longitude east boundary45.702897736953
Latitude south boundary-4.3083960201219
Longitude west boundary-87.526114752366

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeHabitat
ParameterHabitat characterisation

Process information

Submitting organisationUniversity of Rhode Island
Submission identifier (UUID)96115e13-3b38-4e7e-825a-1907c7532a15
Date of dataset creation2021-02-01
Date of metadata creation2021-02-01
Date of metadata latest revision2021-05-31
Date of publishing2021-06-02
Date of processed dataset publication2022-09-13
Processing data centreFlanders Marine Institute
Summary record-ID817