News

2018/10/05
Information on background map.
BISMaL had used Google Map as a background map to display biological occurrence records. On October 5, 2018, we stated to use Natural Earth (Made with Natural Earth. Free vector and raster map data @ naturalearthdata.com.) as a new background map.
Concurrently, we closed BISMaL Mapper service. Thank you for using BISMaL Mapper for a long time.
2018/09/28
A new dataset has been published on BISMaL.
Images in Coral Reef Network WEB System, as a snapshot of fauna and flora around coral reefs in Ryukyu Islands
This dataset was made based on the images archived in Coral Reef Network WEB System (http://www.godac.jp/coral/).
2018/08/03
Occurrence recoreds (167 records) extracted form the latest issue of Plankton&BenthosResearch vol. 13(2) have been added to the Plankton&BenthosResersh dataset .
2018/07/20
A new dataset has been published on BISMaL.
Plankton&BenthosResearch
Data extracted from manuscripts published in "Plankton and Benthos Research", a joint publication of The Plankton Society of Japan and The Japanese Association of Benthology. These manuscripts are available as Open Access pdfs at J-STAGE (https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/pbr)
2018/03/09
A new dataset has been published on BISMaL.
Occurrence data of seagrasses in Southeast Asia extracted from literature
Please refer to the link for details.
2017/12/18
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 00:00 to 02:00 on December 21, 2017 (JST). Sorry for the inconvenience.
2017/08/01
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable during the following periods:
05:00 - 06:00, August 7 (JST),
23:00, August 12 – 01:30, August 13 (JST).
Sorry for the inconvenience.
2017/01/20
A new dataset has been published on BISMaL.
Project for Reef Fish Monitoring
Please refer to the link for details.
2017/01/17
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 6:00 to 9:00 on January 23, 2017 (JST). Sorry for the inconvenience.
2016/11/30
A new dataset has been published on BISMaL.
Survey data of tidal flats on the Monitoring sites 1000 project, BDCJ
Please refer to the link for details.
2016/09/30
New datasets have been published on BISMaL.
Survey data of algal beds on the Monitoring sites 1000 project, BDCJ
Survey data of rocky shores on the Monitoring sites 1000 project, BDCJ
Survey data of seagrass beds on the Monitoring sites 1000 project, BDCJ
Please refer to the links for details.
2016/06/10
A new dataset has been published on BISMaL.
The dataset contains marine organism occurrence data of the Asia-Pacific region which were extracted from published literature by S9-5 supported by the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (S9) of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (see more details).
2016/05/13
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 6:00 to 8:00 on May 16, 2016 (JST). Sorry for the inconvenience.
2016/02/18
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL-Mapper will be temporary unavailable from 10:00-16:30 on February 22, 2016 (JST). Sorry for the inconvenience.
2016/02/05
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 18:00 on February 12 to 17:00 on February 15, 2016 (JST). Sorry for the inconvenience.
2016/01/08
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 12:00 on January 15 to 22:00 on January 17 (JST). Sorry for the inconvenience.
2015/12/11
Dataset "Shallow-water fauna of Sagami Bay" was provided by Discover Blue.
This dataset contains data of shallow-water fauna of Sagami bay which were collected during biological observation meeting by Discover Blue and citizen (see more details).
2015/04/01
JAMSTEC has become an Associate Data Unit (ADU) of IOC (UNESCO) on January, 19th, 2015 (see more details). The OBIS node of Japan changed the name of the office from Japan Regional OBIS Node (J-RON) to Japan Ocean Biogeographic Information System Center (J-OBIS) and moved its headquarter office to Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC) of JAMSTEC on April, 1st. BISMaL will continue to accept and publish the datasets from J-OBIS and to provide those datasets to OBIS as the activities of Japan.
2015/03/16
Due to the network facility replacement, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 06:30 to 12:00 (JST) on March 18, 2015. Sorry for the inconvenience.
2015/01/14
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 9:00 to 17:00 (JST) on January 22, 2015. Sorry for the inconvenience.
2014/02/26
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 17:00 on February 28 to 17:00 on March 4 (JST), 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience.
2013/07/02
New online visualization/mapping tool for occurrence records of marine organisms, BISMaL Mapper for Marine Species Distribution (BISMaL Mapper), is now available. The new tool has been developed as the subsystem of BISMaL and enables to create a distribution map of marine species or figure representing the spatial variation of marine biodiversity easily and quickly.
Please access the BISMaL Mapper for detailed information.
2013/04/15
New version of BISMaL is now available. You may explore occurrence records of marine organisms in the new page with filtering records by geographic areas/regions, taxon names and datasets. Additionally, several new functions, including an incremental search for scientific names during text search, are released. Please see "How to use BISMaL" for details.
2013/02/21
Due to the hardware maintenance in GODAC, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 6:00-13:00 (JST) on February 26, 2013. Additionally, the function displaying thumbnails in the "Video & Image" tab in each taxon page will be unavailable from 13:00-17:00 on February 26, 2013, and you will be inaccessible to the video/image player of J-EDI through BISMaL in the period. We apologize for the inconvenience.
2012/09/28
As a response to the typhoon (Jelawat) struck, the video- and image-browsing service of JAMSTEC E-Library of Deep-sea Images (J-EDI) is stopped, thus, the function displaying thumbnails in the "Video & Image" tab in each taxon page will be unavailable, and you will be inaccessible to the video/image player of J-EDI through BISMaL, from 17:00 on 28th September. We apologize for the inconvenience (Opened from 1th October).
2012/09/21
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 09:30 to 16:00 (JST) on September 24, 2012. Sorry for the inconvenience.
2012/09/14
As a response to the typhoon (Sanba) struck, the video- and image-browsing service of JAMSTEC E-Library of Deep-sea Images (J-EDI) is stopped, thus, the function displaying thumbnails in the "Video & Image" tab in each taxon page will be unavailable, and you will be inaccessible to the video/image player of J-EDI through BISMaL, from 17:00 on 14th September. We apologize for the inconvenience (Opened from 18th September).
2012/07/12
New version of BISMaL is now available. Several new functions (data provider potals, downloading data of organism names and filtering in lists of occurrence records etc. ) are added. Please see "How to use BISMaL" for detail.
Following the new release, the URL of BISMaL is changed. Please use the new URL <http://www.godac.jamstec.go.jp/bismal/> for bookmarking.
2012/07/11
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 10:00 to 17:00 (JST) on July 12, 2012.
Following the maintenance, the URL of BISMaL will be changed to <http://www.godac.jamstec.go.jp/>, and accesses to pages under <http://www.godac.jp/bismal/> will be redirected to those under <http://www.godac.jamstec.go.jp/bismal/>.
Please bookmark new URL <http://www.godac.jamstec.go.jp/bismal/> to access BISMaL after the maintenance.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
2012/02/17
Due to the system maintenance of the JAMSTEC E-library of Deep-sea Images (J-EDI) closely related to BISMaL, the function displaying thumbnails in the "Video & Image" tab in each taxon page will be unavailable, and you will be inaccessible to the video/image player of J-EDI through BISMaL, from 09:00 on February 20 to 18:00 on February 21 (JST), 2012. We apologize for the inconvenience.
2012/01/20
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 10:00 to 18:00 (JST) on January 24, 2012. Sorry for the inconvenience.
2011/11/30
BISMaL has been just modified following the launch of the "JAMSTEC E-library of Deep-sea Images", a new database of the Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC). The JAMSTEC E-library of Deep-sea images was launched to replace databases, the "Deep sea Video Database", "Deep sea Video Cast" and "Deep sea Image Database".
Photographs as well as videos of deep sea animals published on the new database are now available on BISMaL!
2011/07/01
Descriptions on top page have been updated due to functional enhancement of BISMaL in the first quater of 2011. Links to data summary and a dataset list of BISMaL have also been added.
2011/03/17
System Maintenance
Maintenance Time: 2011/03/23 9:00 ~ 2011/03/25 18:00
2010/12/21
We have opened a top page full of information about BISMaL.