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Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS)

Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS)

The objective of RAMS is to compile and manage an authoritative taxonomic list of species occurring in the Antarctic marine environment, for establishing a standard reference for marine biodiversity research, conservation and sustainable management.


Polytraits Database

Polychaetes Scratchpad

Polychaetes Scratchpad

The Polychaetes Scratchpad site is dedicated to information (images, videos, publications, specimens, etc.) of marine bristle worms (Polychaeta). 

Phytoplankton atlas

Phytoplankton bio-imaging atlas

Nordic Microalgae

Nordic Microalgae and Aquatic Protozoa

The Nordic Microalgae website is a source of information about microalgae and related organisms in the Nordic area, i.e. the Baltic Sea, the North East Atlantic and lakes, rivers and streams in the area. This site is of use for science, education, environmental monitoring, etc.



The purpose of MarineRegions is to create a standard, relational list of geographic names, coupled with information and maps of the geographic location of these features.


Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

Catalogue of Life (CoL)

Catalogue of Life (CoL)

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

The aim of WoRMS is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature.

EMODnet Biology Portal

Biology Portal of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)