South Pacific Epidemiological and Health Information Services (SPEHIS) fish poisoning database

This database combined data from a number of public sources to assist in analysing for climate trends in ciguatera within the South Pacific. Monthly fish poisoning rates for nations within the South Pacific from 1988 to 1996 obtained from the South Pacific Epidemiological and Health Information Services (SPEHIS). Ciguatera case rates were calculated for each year using population data from the United Nations global population database. Also within the database are the sea surface temperature records from the Hadley Centre Sea Ice and SST data set up to 2007. The sea surface temperature database has also been segmented by the South Pacific nation maritime boundaries. For analysing potential links between sea surface temperature and ciguatera intensity.

Data collected during these periods: 01 Jan 1988 to 31 Dec 1996

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Data Cite
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). 2017, South Pacific Epidemiological and Health Information Services (SPEHIS) fish poisoning database, http://data.aims.gov.au/metadataviewer/faces/view.xhtml?uuid=bc5a55c4-b5ab-471d-a5ab-8cb7f91781b6, accessed 26/09/2017
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Credits
Llewellyn, LE: AIMS (Principal Investigator)
South Pacific Epidemiological and Health Information Services (SPEHIS)
Cited Responsible Party List
Custodian
Llewellyn, Lyndon E, Dr Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Point Of Contact List
Point Of Contact
Data Manager, AIMS Data Centre Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) adc@aims.gov.au