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Occurrence data

Occurrence data contributing information about the occurrence of a species (or other taxon) at a particular place on a specified date can be published using any of the available publishing tools within SBDI, but see information on how to handle sensitive species observations. If several Darwin Core extensions are being used, IPT is best suited to handle these. However, there is some coverage for this also within SOS and LA.

Occurrence data can be published using the Darwin Core Occurrence core, minimally with the following Darwin Core fields:              

  • occurrenceID
  • basisOfRecord
  • scientificName
  • eventDate

The data can contain additional Darwin Core terms or extended using relevant Darwin Core extensions. Further information, templates and examples, can be found at