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CORRECTION article

Front. Mar. Sci., 29 January 2020
Sec. Ocean Observation
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00819

Corrigendum: ILTER – The International Long-Term Ecological Research Network as a Platform for Global Coastal and Ocean Observation

  • 1Instituto de Oceanografia, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • 2Institute for Marine Sciences and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
  • 3Department of Geography and Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
  • 4Department of Sciences, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
  • 5Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
  • 6Grupo de Ecologia Bêntica, Departamento de Oceanografia, Universidade Federal Do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil
  • 7Marine Ecology Laboratory, Institute of Biology, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
  • 8South African Environmental Observation Network, Elwandle Coastal Node, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 9Coastal and Marine Research Institute, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 10Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Trieste, Italy
  • 11Flanders Marine Institute, Ostend, Belgium
  • 12Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 13Akkeshi Marine Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • 14National Research Council – Institute of Marine Sciences, Venice, Italy
  • 15LTSER “Zone Atelier Brest-Iroise”, Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement Marin, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Plouzané, France
  • 16Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 17Dipartimento di Bioscienze e Territorio, Università del Molise, Termoli, Italy
  • 18Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna, Bulgaria
  • 19LTSER “Zone Atelier Brest-Iroise”, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Laboratoire LETG, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Plouzané, France
  • 20Umeå Marine Sciences Center, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • 21Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

A Corrigendum on
ILTER – The International Long-Term Ecological Research Network as a Platform for Global Coastal and Ocean Observation

by Muelbert, J. H., Nidzieko, N. J., Acosta, A. T. R., Beaulieu, S. E., Bernardino, A. F., Boikova, E., et al. (2019). Front. Mar. Sci. 6:527. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00527

In the original article, there was a mistake in the legend for Figure 1 as published. After publication, it was brought to the authors' attention that DEIMS-SDR also included not-LTER sites (Wohner et al., 2019) and the so called LTER “parent sites,” at the same hierarchical level of the research sites they are made of, generating some duplicates. While reviewing the site list, it was found that one site was duplicated and seven LTER sites were not included. Therefore, the published map included seven not-ILTER sites, 10 parent sites, and one duplicated site, all of which have now been removed. The correct legend appears below.

FIGURE 1
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Figure 1. Worldwide distribution of coastal and marine International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) sites. Based on DEIMS status as of 2nd September 2019.

Further, in the original article, there was a mistake in the legend for Table S1 as published. The table included seven not-ILTER sites, 10 parent sites, one duplicated site and excluded seven LTER sites. The correct legend appears below.

Table S1. ILTER-CMS site name, location, year of establishment and habitat type. Site name, geographic coordinates and establishment obtained from DEIMS (https://deims.org/site/list) on 2nd September 2019. Habitat type was obtained with a survey conducted with ILTER-CMS site managers for this study. Negative longitudes refer to West, negative latitudes to South.”

Additionally, there was a mistake in Figure 1 as published. Locations on the map included the seven not-ILTER sites, 10 parent sites, and one duplicated site and excluded the seven LTER sites. The corrected Figure 1 appears above.

There was also a mistake in Table 1 as published. The inclusion of not-LTER and parent sites at the same hierarchical level on DEIMS-SDR, and the repetition of one site lead the authors to list “130” sites in the ILTER-CMS. Added to the seven LTER sites not listed, the correct number of ILTER-CMS sites is “115.” The corrected Table 1 appears above.

TABLE 1
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Table 1. The strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats presented by the ILTER-CMS.

The inclusion of not-LTER sites and parent sites on DEIMS-SDR and the duplicated site lead the authors to inform the existence of “70 coastal and 60 marine sites” in the ILTER. After these corrections and the inclusion of the seven missing LTER sites, the correct number is “63 coastal and 52 marine sites” in the ILTER.

A correction has been made to the section The Coastal and Marine ILTER Sites (ILTER-CMS), paragraph one:

“There are 63 coastal and 52 marine sites in the ILTER (Figure 1 and Table S1). Based on classifications in the ILTER's DEIMS-SDR, coastal sites include sand dunes and beaches, lagoons, estuaries, river deltas, fjords, salt marshes and mangroves, while marine sites are located on continental shelves and oceanic islands (Figure 2). Nearly half of the CMS include data records that precede the formal establishment of the ILTER (Figure 3). For example, the “Dutch Wadden Sea Area” in the Netherlands has records dating to 1872. Observations began in the Western Gulf of Finland in 1902; the Mar Piccolo of Taranto, Italy in 1914; and Shirahama, Japan in 1922. The length of these observations enhances the opportunities for ILTER-CMS to contribute to documenting global change.”

The inclusion of not-LTER sites on DEIMS-SDR lead the authors to inform the existence of “130” sites in the ILTER, when the correct number of ILTER-CMS sites is “115.”

A correction has been made to The Coastal and Marine ILTER Sites (ILTER-CMS), paragraph seven:

“Long-term ecological time series are crucial for setting realistic baselines and limits in the classification systems used for assessing ecosystem environmental status. The 115 globally-distributed coastal and marine sites of the ILTER provide an exceptional observation platform for the GOOS-defined EOVs and invaluable information for several regional and global programs. This integration could benefit the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), the accomplishment of the Aichi Targets of the Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD), the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the United Nations World Ocean Assessment. Information on coastal and marine ecosystems is urgently required to address the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.”

The authors apologize for these error and state that these corrections do not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

Supplementary Material

The Supplementary Material for this article can be found online at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00819/full#supplementary-material

References

Wohner, C., Peterseil, J., Poursanidis, D., Kliment, T., Wilson, M., Mirtl, M., et al. (2019). DEIMS-SDR - A web portal to document research sites and their associated data. Ecol. Infor. 51, 15–24. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.01.005

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Keywords: climate change, marine ecosystems, ecology, EOVs, SWOT, DEIMS

Citation: Muelbert JH, Nidzieko NJ, Acosta ATR, Beaulieu SE, Bernardino AF, Boikova E, Bornman TG, Cataletto B, Deneudt K, Eliason E, Kraberg A, Nakaoka M, Pugnetti A, Ragueneau O, Scharfe M, Soltwedel T, Sosik HM, Stanisci A, Stefanova K, Stéphan P, Stier A, Wikner J and Zingone A (2020) Corrigendum: ILTER – The International Long-Term Ecological Research Network as a Platform for Global Coastal and Ocean Observation. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:819. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00819

Received: 03 December 2019; Accepted: 18 December 2019;
Published: 29 January 2020.

Edited and reviewed by: Laura Lorenzoni, University of South Florida, United States

Copyright © 2020 Muelbert, Nidzieko, Acosta, Beaulieu, Bernardino, Boikova, Bornman, Cataletto, Deneudt, Eliason, Kraberg, Nakaoka, Pugnetti, Ragueneau, Scharfe, Soltwedel, Sosik, Stanisci, Stefanova, Stéphan, Stier, Wikner and Zingone. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: José H. Muelbert, jmuelbert@furg.br

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