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OBIS: Ocean Biodiversity Information System
Citation
OBIS (YEAR) Ocean Biodiversity Information System. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Www.iobis.org.

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

Description
The Ocean Biodiversity 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 > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton, Biology > Plants, Biology > Reptiles
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]

Contributor

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

Project
OBIS: Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2020-05-26
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy