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ASFA and Oceanic Abstracts Classification Codes

 
 
The classification codes and descriptions are broad subject headings that are specific to various databases. The codes appear in the Classification, CL=, field in an IDS record and, due to the interdisciplinary nature of much of the material covered, one record may have several classifications, e.g.:

CL: Classification
Q1 01442 Population dynamics; Q1 01382 Ecological techniques and apparatus

Each code is prefaced by another two-character code that indicates in which database or equivalent printed abstracts journal, the record originally appeared. These two-character codes correspond to the components of the ASFA series as follows:

Q1 = ASFA 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources
Q2 = ASFA 2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non-Living Resources
Q5 = ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality
Q3 = ASFA Aquaculture
To find a suitable code(s) to use when searching the ASFA databases, use the 'Find' feature on your browser and look for relevant words. When you have found a code or codes, you can search for these by entering them in the 'Words in any field' query box, e.g.:

cl=01101
cl=02243
cl=(01601 or 01604)


ASFA 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources

Each subject is broadly categorized into

  1. General
  2. Biology
  3. Ecology
  4. Fisheries

General Aspects
01101 General Works
01102 Institutes and Oranizations
01103 Information Services
01104 Personal
01105 Research Programmes, Expeditions and Vessels
01106 Conferences and Other Meetings
01107 History and Development
01108 Education
01109 New Books, Atlases and Charts
01110 Translations
01121 Law, Policy, Economics and Social Sciences

Biology: General
01181 General
01182 Methods and Instruments
01183 Taxonomy and Morphology
01184 Reproduction and Development
01185 Genetics and Evolution
01186 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics
01187 Palaeontology

Microbiology
01201 General
01202 Geographic Distribution
01203 Taxonomy and Morphology
01204 Reproduction and Development
01205 Genetics and Evolution
01206 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Botany
01221 General
01222 Geographic Distribution
01223 Taxonomy and Morphology
01224 Reproduction and Development
01225 Genetics and Evolution
01226 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Invertebrate Biology: General
01241 General
01242 Geographic Distribution
01243 Taxonomy and Morphology
01244 Reproduction and Development
01245 Genetics and Evolution
01246 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Malacology
01261 General
01262 Geographic Distribution
01263 Taxonomy and Morphology
01264 Reproduction and Development
01265 Genetics and Evolution
01266 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics



Carcinology
01281 General
01282 Geographic Distribution
01283 Taxonomy and Morphology
01284 Reproduction and Development
01285 Genetics and Evolution
01286 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Entomology
01301 General
01302 Geographic Distribution
01303 Taxonomy and Morphology
01304 Reproduction and Development
01305 Genetics and Evolution
01306 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Chordate Biology: General
01321 General
01322 Geographic Distribution
01323 Taxonomy and Morphology
01324 Reproduction and Development
01325 Genetics and Evolution
01326 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Ichthyology
01341 General
01342 Geographic Distribution
01343 Taxonomy and Morphology
01344 Reproduction and Development
01345 Genetics and Evolution
01346 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Ornithology
01361 General
01362 Geographic Distribution
01363 Taxonomy and Morphology
01364 Reproduction and Development
01365 Genetics and Evolution
01366 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Mammalogy
01371 General
01372 Geographic Distribution
01373 Taxonomy and Morphology
01374 Reproduction and Development
01375 Genetics and Evolution
01376 Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Aquatic Ecology
01381 General
01382 Ecological Techniques and Apparatus
01383 Biogeography and Biogeographic Regions

Autecology
01421 Migrations and Rhythms
01422 Environmental Effects
01423 Behaviour
01424 Age and Growth
01425 Nutrition and Feeding Habits

Population Studies
01441 Population Structure
01442 Population Dynamics
01443 Population Genetics

Aquatic Communities
01461 Plankton
01462 Benthos
01463 Habitat Community Studies
01464 Other Aquatic Communities

Productivity, Ecosystems, Species Interactions
01481 Productivity
01482 Ecosystems and Energetics
01483 Species Interactions: General
01484 Species Interactions: Parasites and Diseases
01485 Species Interactions: Pests and Control

Fouling and Boring
01541 Biology of Fouling and Boring Organisms
01542 Prevention and Control

Practical Aspects of Fisheries
01561 General
01562 Fishing Vessels and Harbours
01563 Fishing Gear and Methods
01564 Instruments, Tools, Equipment
01565 Policy, Legislation and Sociology
01566 Fishery Charts, Grounds and Water Areas
01567 Fishery Oceanography and Limnology

Aquaculture
01581 General
01582 Fish Culture
01583 Shellfish Culture
01584 Culture of Other Aquatic Animals
01585 Plant Culture
01586 Aquaria
01587 Diseases of Cultured Organisms
01588 Effects of Aquaculture on the Environment

Fishable Stocks
01601 General
01602 Surveying and Prospecting
01603 Fishery Statistics and Sampling
01604 Stock Assessment and Management
01605 Sport Fishing

Aquatic Products and Their Utilization
01621 General
01622 Primary Products
01623 Processing Methods, Instruments and Factories
01624 Secondary Products
01625 Non-Edible Products
01626 Food Technology
01627 Food Quality and Standards

Marketing and Economics of Aquatic Products
01641 General
01642 Storage, Transport and Packing
01643 Marketing
01644 Economics
01645 Commodity and Trade Statistics

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ASFA 2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non-Living Resources

Each subject is broadly categorized into

  1. General
  2. The Physical Environment
  3. Technology and Engineering
  4. Resources and Commerce

General Aspects
02101 General Works
02102 Institutes and Organizations
02103 Information Services
02104 Personal
02105 Research Programmes and Expeditions
02106 Conference and Other Meetings
02107 History and Development
02108 Education
02109 New Books, Serials, Atlases and Charts
02110 Translations

Law, Policy, Economics and Social Sciences
02121 General
02122 Legislation
02123 Conservation
02124 Coastal Zone Management
02125 Recreation
02126 Sociology
02127 General Papers on Resources

Descriptive Oceanography and Limnology
02141 General
02142 Methods and Instruments
02144 Regional Studies, Expeditions and Data Reports
02146 TSD Distribution, Water Masses and Circulation
02148 Palaeo-studies
02150 Ice

Dynamical Oceanography and Limnology
02161 General
02162 Methods and Instruments
02163 Air-Water Boundary Layer
02164 Ocean Circulation and Currents
02165 Benthic Boundary Layer
02166 Internal Waves and Microstructure
02167 Tides, Surges and Sea Level
02168 Wind Waves
02169 Fluid Mechanics
02170 Nearshore Dynamics
02171 Dynamics of Lakes and Rivers

Chemistry and Geochemistry
02181 General
02182 Methods and Instruments
02183 Physics and Chemistry
02184 Composition of Water
02185 Organic Compounds
02186 Chemistry of Suspended Matter
02187 Geochemistry of Sediments
02188 Atmospheric Chemistry

Underwater Acoustics
02201 General
02202 Methods and Instruments
02203 Propagation of Sound
02204 Reverberation
02205 Noise and Bioacoustics

Underwater Optics
02221 General
02222 Methods and Instruments
02223 Optical Properties
02225 Underwater Viewing

Marine Meteorology and Climatology
02241 General
02242 Observations and Measurements at Sea
02243 Structure, Mechanics and Thermodynamics
02244 Air-Sea Coupling
02245 Ship Routing and Icing

Geology and Geophysics
02261 General
02262 Methods and Instruments
02263 Topography and Morphology
02264 Sediments and Sedimentation
02265 Sedimentary Structures and Stratigraphy
02266 Tectonics and Crustal Structure
02267 Gravity and Geodesy
02268 Heat Flow
02269 Geomagnetism
02270 Seismology
02271 Coastal Morphology
02272 Petrology and Chemistry of Rocks
02273 Palaeontology
02274 Coral Reefs

Marine Technology
02281 General
02282 Materials Technology, Corrosion, Fouling and Boring
02283 Soil Mechanics
02284 Hydrodynamics, Wave, Current and Ice Forces

Vessels, Underwater Vehicles and Buoys
02300 General
02301 Surface Vehicles
02302 Underwater Vehicles
02303 Buoys and Buoy Systems

Offshore and Coastal Structures
02321 General
02322 Drilling and Production Rigs
02323 Storage Systems and Tanker Terminals
02324 Artificial Islands
02325 Pipelines
02326 Sea Floor Installations
02327 Coast Defences and Harbour Works

Man-in-the-Sea and Diving
02341 General
02342 Physiology and Medicine
02343 Diving Systems
02344 Life Support
02345 Pressure Chambers
02346 Dangerous Organisms

Support Services, Techniques and Equipment
02381 Cables
02382 Communication Telemetry
02383 Data Acquisition and Processing
02384 Dredging
02385 Hydrographic Survey and Cartography
02386 Mooring and Dynamic Positioning
02387 Navigation
02388 Ocean Operations and Safety
02389 Power Systems
02390 Search and Salvage
02391 Tools, Rigging and Deck Machinery
02392 Warning Services Against Catastrophes
02393 Remote Geosensing

Resources
02401 General
02402 Freshwater from the Sea
02403 Chemicals from Sea Water
02404 Minerals
02405 Oil and Gas
02406 Energy from the Sea

Commerce, Trade and Economics
02421 Marketing and Economics: General
02422 Storage and Transport
02423 Marketing
02424 Applied Economics
02425 Commodity and Trade Statistics

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ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality

Each subject is broadly categorized into

  1. Pollution
  2. Environmental Quality

Aquatic Pollution
01501 General
01502 Methods and Instruments
01503 Characteristics, Behaviour and Fate
01504 Effects on Organisms
01505 Prevention and Control

Environmental Quality
01521 Mechanical and Natural Environmental Changes
01522 Protective Measures and Control
01523 Conservation, Wildlife Management and Recreation
01524 Public Health, Medicines, and Dangerous Organisms

ASFA Aquaculture

01581 General
01582 Fish Culture
01583 Shellfish Culture
01584 Culture of Other Aquatic Organisms
01585 Plant Culture
01586 Aquaria
01587 Diseases of Cultured Organisms
01588 Effects of Aquaculture on the Environment

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Oceanic Abstracts

Each subject is broadly categorized into

  1. Biological Oceanography
  2. Physical/Chemical Oceanography and Meteorology
  3. Geological Oceanography
  4. Pollution and Environmental Protection
  5. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  6. Marine Technology
  7. Ships, Shipping, Navigation and Communications
  8. Books and Conferences

Biological Oceanography
1010 Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, Fungi and Plants
1030 Invertebrates
1050 Vertebrates, Urochordates and Cephalochordates
1070 Ecology/Community Studies
1080 Multi-disciplinary Studies
1085 Biotechnology
1090 Instruments and Methods

Physical/Chemical Oceanography, and Meteorology
2010 Physical Oceanography
2020 Hydrodynamics
2050 Chemical Oceanography
2070 Meteorology
2090 Instruments and Methods

Geological Oceanography
3010 Geology and Geophysics
3050 Sediment Dynamics
3090 Instruments and Methods

Pollution and Environmental Protection
4020 Pollution -- Organisms, Ecology, and Toxicology
4060 Pollution -- Environment
4080 Pollution -- Control and Prevention
4090 Conservation and Environmental Protection
4095 Instruments and Methods

Fisheries and Aquaculture
5020 Fisheries and Fishery Biology
5040 Processing, Products and Marketing
5060 Aquaculture
5080 Legal/Governmental
5090 Instruments and Methods

Marine Technology
6020 Offshore Engineering and Operations
6030 Oil and Gas Resources
6040 Mining and Dredging Operations
6060 Coastal Zone Resources and Management
6070 Other Resources
6080 Legal and Governmental
6090 Instruments and Methods

Ships, Shipping, Navigation and Communications
7020 Ships and Shipbuilding
7040 Shipping and Port Operations
7060 Navigation and Communication
7080 Legal and Governmental
7090 Multi-disciplinary Studies

Books and Conferences
8010 Books
8050 Conferences