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OBIS: Ocean Biogeographic Information System
Citation
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System. Web. http://www.iobis.org. (Consulted on dd/mm/yy)

Access data
Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

Description
The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) is a web-based provider of global geo-referenced information on accurately identified marine species. more

We contain expert species level and habitat level databases and provide a variety of spatial query tools for visualizing relationships among species and their environment. OBIS strives to assess and integrate biological, physical, and chemical oceanographic data from multiple sources. Users of OBIS, including researchers, students, and environmental managers, will gain a dynamic view of the multi-dimensional oceanic world.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Nekton, Biology > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plants, Biology > Reptiles, Biology > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Marine, Marine organisms, Oceanology (biological), World Waters, Animalia, Fungi, Monera, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Monera [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]

Parameter
Taxonomy

Related datasets
Published datasets:
AfrOBIS: African Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
ArcOD/AOOS: Arctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
Arctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
ArOBIS: Argentinean Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
CarOBIS: Caribbean Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-China: Chinese Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
FishBase OBIS, more
HAB OBIS: Harmful Algal Bloom Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
IndOBIS: Indian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-Japan: Japanese Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
KOBIS: Korean Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
MicrOBIS: Microbial Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OPI: Oceans Past Initiative, more
SEAOBIS: South-East Asian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
NZOBIS: Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
ESPOBIS: Tropical and Subtropical Eastern South Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
WSAOBIS: Tropical and Subtropical Western South Atlantic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biogeographic Informaton System, more

Project
OBIS: Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2013-03-06
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