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  • It represents the filtered ARMS collection file uploaded from the local PC of the researcher or gathered online from the IMIS database. It contains only with the rows/info of the genes selected by the user in the Step 3 of the ARMS workflow of the Internal Joint Initiative (see here the full MasterARTMS.csv:

  • It represents the filtered ARMS collection file uploaded from the local PC of the researcher or gathered online from the IMIS database after that the user indicates which columns contain the specific data to process. It is the output file of the "ARMS Choose and Parameterize" service (step 4) and the input of the "PEMA Sequences Retriever" (step 5.1) of the ARMS Workflow within the Internal Joint Initiative.

  • The ARMS-MBON (Marine Biodiversity Observation network for genetic monitoring of hard-bottom communities) European project is a Genomics Observatory and a collaboration of ~25 European institutes who deploy individual settlement units in the vicinity of marine stations and Long-term Ecological Research sites in European coastal waters and Antarctica. After a few months they are brought up, and visual, photographic, and genetic assessments are made of the lifeforms that settled on them. These data will be used to assess the status of, and changes in, the hard-bottom communities of these near-coast environments. This project began collecting full scientific data in 2019. This dataset linked to this record contains the ARMS data of 2018. Note that this dataset is not yet complete and will undergo several updates. In the "MasterARMS" file you can find the data collected during the sampling, links to images of the ARMS plates, the run accession codes of the sequences in ENA, and access status (open or closed). The documentation you can download are the various SOPs. The "MasterARMS" file and documentation are open access, but some of the images and sequences are subject to a moratorium period.

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    We assembled occurrence records (presence-only) for all four horseshoe crab species in Asia and Eastern America from our own observations, collaborators, scientific networks as well as through publishing a scratchpad site at For many species, numerous distribution records exist in the literature, and we manually geo-referenced additional occurrence data from these sources.

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    Epibenthos has been nationally monitored in Sweden since 1992. The monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and later the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management took over the responsibility and financing of the program. The monitoring is performed by Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg and Linnaeus University. The data is stored in the database SHARK, hosted and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The epibenthos monitoring program studies hard and soft bottoms from the surface down to 10-20 meters. Data is collected in transects or squares with help of divers. Species abundances are determined directly by the divers or photographs are taken and analyzed later. More information is available in Swedish at