Information system on aquatic non-indigenous and cryptogenic speciesVersion: 2.36+ Last update: 2014-02-24
Copyright: Dan Minchin. Anguillicoloides crassus.
Copyright: Sergej Olenin. Codium fragile fragile.
Copyright: Dan Minchin. Crepidula fornicata.
Copyright: Damien Offer. Didemnum vexillum fouling.
Copyright: Dan Minchin. Ficopomatus enigmaticus.
Copyright: Dan Minchin. Hemimysis anomala swarm.
Copyright: Dan Minchin. Sargassum muticum fragment.
AquaNIS is an online information system on the aquatic Non-Indigenous Species (NIS), and species which might be considered as NIS, i.e. cryptogenic species. The system stores and disseminates information on NIS introduction histories, recipient regions, taxonomy, biological traits, impacts, and other relevant documented data. Currently, the system contains data on NIS introduced to marine, brackish and coastal freshwater of Europe and neighboring regions, but may be extended to other parts of the World.
AquaNIS seeks to ensure the long-term maintenance and reliability of the database by continuous update and scientific validation of its data, making it useful for research and practical for management. We believe that the content will be of value in relation to the management of the EU Water Framework Directive, The Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Risk Assessment measures for different pathways, especially shipping and aquaculture.
AquaNIS is a living database and is constantly updated with new records. All entered data is checked as far as is possible to current taxonomic status and references are supplied to qualify each of the datasets. All of the submitted data is to the best of our knowledge accurate. However, we do not accept any legal responsibility as to how the information derived from this database is interpreted or used.
The database will be gradually opened for free access in modules according to each state of completion. See "Regions available for public access" below.
|2013-11-07 - Regions available for public access|
|Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) regions available for public access:|
|2013-08-25 - Publication available|
|Making non-indigenous species information systems practical for management and useful for research: An aquatic perspective|
Olenin S., Narščius A., Minchin D., David M., Galil B., Gollasch S., Marchini A., Occhipinti-Ambrogi A., Ojaveer H., Zaiko A.
Biological Conservation, 2013,