RINSE - Registry of non-native species in the Two Seas region countries (Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands)
Dernière version Publié par Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) le 15 mai 2019 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

The Registry of non-native species in the Two Seas region countries is a species checklist dataset published by the Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO). It contains information on 6.643 taxa occurring in the Two Seas region countries (Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands). This dataset represents a registry of species that are not native, but recorded to live in the wild in at least one of the four countries and is the result of the screening of 55 national and international print and online sources. The checklist has been published as a data paper by Zieritz et al. (2014, https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.23.5665), where it can be downloaded as supplementary material. Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each taxon: the scientific name, higher classification and stable taxon identifier (in the taxon core), the (confidence regarding the) presence of the species in each of the four countries, whether the species is native or introduced (establishment) (in the distribution extension) and coarse habitat information (in the species profile extension). Issues with the dataset can be reported at: https://github.com/trias-project/rinse-registry-checklist

We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use (https://www.inbo.be/en/norms-data-use) when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via https://twitter.com/LifeWatchINBO.

This dataset was published as open data for the TrIAS project (Tracking Invasive Alien Species http://trias-project.be, Vanderhoeven et al. 2017), with technical support provided by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). It is selected as one of the authoritative sources for the compilation of a unified and reproducible checklist of alien species in Belgium.

Accueil GBIF DwC-A Fichier EML RTF Versions Droits Citer ceci
Enregistrements de données

Les données de cette ressource checklist ont été publiées sous forme d'une Archive Darwin Core (Darwin Core Archive ou DwC-A), le format standard pour partager des données de biodiversité en tant qu'ensemble d'un ou plusieurs tableurs de données. Le tableur de données du cœur de standard (core) contient 6 643 enregistrements.

2 tableurs de données d'extension existent également. Un enregistrement d'extension fournit des informations supplémentaires sur un enregistrement du cœur de standard (core). Le nombre d'enregistrements dans chaque tableur de données d'extension est illustré ci-dessous.

  • Taxon (noyau)
  • Distribution 
  • SpeciesProfile 

Cet IPT archive les données et sert donc de dépôt de données. Les données et métadonnées des ressources sont disponibles au téléchargement dans la section téléchargements. Le tableau des versions liste les autres versions de chaque ressource rendues disponibles de façon publique et permet de tracer les modifications apportées à la ressource au fil du temps.


Téléchargez la dernière version de la ressource en tant qu'Archive Darwin Core (DwC-A), ou les métadonnées de la ressource au format EML ou RTF :

Données sous forme de fichier DwC-A (zip) télécharger 6 643 enregistrements dans Anglais (663 kB) - Fréquence de mise à jour: non planifié
Métadonnées sous forme de fichier EML télécharger dans Anglais (19 kB)
Métadonnées sous forme de fichier RTF télécharger dans Anglais (17 kB)

Le tableau ci-dessous n'affiche que les versions publiées de la ressource accessibles publiquement.

Comment citer

Les chercheurs doivent citer cette ressource comme suit:

Zieritz A, Gallardo B, Aldridge D, Desmet P, Reyserhove L (2018): RINSE - Registry of non-native species in the Two Seas region countries (Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands). v1.6. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15468/focajn


Les chercheurs doivent respecter la déclaration de droits suivante:

L’éditeur et détenteur des droits de cette ressource est Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

Enregistrement GBIF

Cette ressource a été enregistrée sur le portail GBIF, et possède l'UUID GBIF suivante : 3f5e930b-52a5-461d-87ec-26ecd66f14a3.  Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) publie cette ressource, et est enregistré dans le GBIF comme éditeur de données avec l'approbation du Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Checklist; Belgium; English Channel; France; Great Britain; Netherlands; alien species; registry; TrIAS


Personne ayant créé cette ressource:

Alexandra Zieritz
Belinda Gallardo
David Aldridge
Peter Desmet
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Lien Reyserhove
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Personne pouvant répondre aux questions sur la ressource:

Alexandra Zieritz

Personne ayant renseigné les métadonnées:

Lien Reyserhove
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Peter Desmet
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Alexandra Zieritz
Couverture géographique

The checklist covers species that are non-native in at least one of the four countries (Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands) comprising the Two Seas Programme area (https://www.interreg2seas.eu/en/content/programme-area), and includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater habitats. This region includes various geological types, ranging from Pre-Cambrian, to Carboniferous, Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks. The main river systems in the area include the Thames, Loire, Meuse and Rhine.

Enveloppe géographique Sud Ouest [42,32, -8,2], Nord Est [60,86, 8,22]
Couverture taxonomique

The checklist incorporates a wide variety of non-native taxa present in the Two Seas Area and aims to be non-biased towards particular countries or taxa. It includes 6.643 unique taxa, with 6.661 distribution statements per country (duplicates are the result of multiple sources for the same taxon). The checklist covers five kingdoms: Plantae (3.643), Animalia (2.698 taxa), Fungi (199 taxa), Chromista (96 taxa) and Bacteria (3 taxa) and 31 phyla. Additionally, 3 viral taxa were recorded.

Kingdom  Plantae,  Animalia,  Fungi,  Chromista,  Bacteria
Couverture temporelle
Date de début / Date de fin 2012-06-01 / 2014-02-27
Données sur le projet

Imagine a future where dynamically, from year to year, we can track the progression of alien species (AS), identify emerging species, assess their current and future risk and timely inform policy in a seamless data-driven workflow. One that is built on open science and open data infrastructures. By using international biodiversity standards and facilities, we would ensure interoperability, repeatability and sustainability. This would make the process adaptable to future requirements in an evolving IAS policy landscape both locally and internationally. The project Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS) aims to do this for Belgium. For a full project description, see Vanderhoeven et al. (2017, https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.3.e13414).

Titre Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS)
Identifiant TrIAS
Financement TrIAS is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) call for Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN).
Description du domaine d'étude / de recherche Belgium
Description du design The project builds on two components: 1) The establishment of a data mobilization framework for alien species data from diverse data sources and 2) the development of data-driven procedures for risk evaluation based on risk modelling, risk mapping and risk assessment. TrIAS uses facilities from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF, http://www.gbif.org), standards from the Biodiversity Information Standards organization (TDWG, http://www.tdwg.org) and expertise from LifeWatch INBO (http://lifewatch.inbo.be) to create and facilitate a systematic workflow. Alien species data are gathered from a large set of regional, national and international initiatives, including citizen science data, with a wide taxonomic scope from marine, terrestrial and freshwater environments. Observation data are funnelled in repeatable ways to GBIF. In parallel, a Belgian checklist of alien species is established, benefiting from various taxonomic and project-based checklists foreseen for GBIF publication.

Les personnes impliquées dans le projet:

Chercheur Principal
Quentin Groom
Diederik Strubbe
Sonia Vanderhoeven
Méthodes d'échantillonnage

See Zieritz et al. (2014)

Etendue de l'étude See Zieritz et al. (2014)
Contrôle qualité See step description.

Description des étapes de la méthode:

  1. The source data for this standardized checklist is an Excel sheet, originally published as Table S1 in the supplementary material of Zieritz et al. (2014) (https://neobiota.pensoft.net/article/4007/list/5/).
  2. This raw data file was uploaded to a GitHub repository (https://github.com/trias-project/rinse-registry-checklist). See https://trias-project.github.io/rinse-registry-checklist for an introduction to this repository and the mapping of this dataset.
  3. We developed a RMarkdown script to document and perform the transformation of the data to Darwin Core, which includes the following steps:
  4. Perform some basic cleaning of the raw data and scientific names.
  5. Generate stable and unique identifiers for each taxon (taxonID).
  6. Create a taxon core file (http://rs.gbif.org/core/dwc_taxon.xml), with information about the higher classification.
  7. Create a distribution extension file (http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/distribution.xml), including the interpretation of occurrences for each country (translated into occurrenceStatus and establishmentMeans).
  8. Create a species profile extension file (http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/speciesprofile.xml), with coarse habitat information.
  9. The resulting Darwin Core data files are uploaded to the INBO IPT and documented with metadata.
  10. The dataset is published and registered with GBIF.
Citations bibliographiques
  1. Vanderhoeven S, Adriaens T, Desmet P, Strubbe D, Backeljau T, Barbier Y, Brosens D, Cigar J, Coupremanne M, De Troch R, Eggermont H, Heughebaert A, Hostens K, Huybrechts P, Jacquemart A, Lens L, Monty A, Paquet J, Prévot C, Robertson T, Termonia P, Van De Kerchove R, Van Hoey G, Van Schaeybroeck B, Vercayie D, Verleye T, Welby S, Groom Q (2017) Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS): Building a data-driven framework to inform policy. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e13414. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.3.e13414
  2. Zieritz A, Armas B & Aldridge DC (2014) Registry of non-native species in the Two Seas region countries (Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands). Neobiota 23: 65-80. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.23.5665
Métadonnées additionnelles
Identifiants alternatifs 3f5e930b-52a5-461d-87ec-26ecd66f14a3