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OBIS-SEAMAP: The World Data Center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions
Halpin, P.N.; Read, A.J.; Fujioka, E.; Best, B.D.; Donnelly, B.; Hazen, L.J.; Kot, C.; Urian, K.; Labrecque, E.; Dimatteo, A.; Cleary, J.; Good, C.; Crowder, L.B.; Hyrenbach, D. (2009). OBIS-SEAMAP: The World Data Center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography 22(2): 104-115. https://hdl.handle.net/10.5670/oceanog.2009.42
In: Oceanography. Oceanography Society: Washington DC. ISSN 1042-8275, more
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Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top | Dataset 
  • Halpin, P.N., more
  • Read, A.J., more
  • Fujioka, E.
  • Best, B.D.
  • Donnelly, B.
  • Hazen, L.J.
  • Kot, C.
  • Urian, K.
  • Labrecque, E.
  • Dimatteo, A.
  • Cleary, J.
  • Good, C.
  • Crowder, L.B.
  • Hyrenbach, D.

Abstract
    The science needed to understand highly migratory marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle species is not adequately addressed by individual data collections developed for a single region or single time period. These data must be brought together into a common, global map based on a coherent, interoperable, and openly accessible information system. This need was clearly articulated by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation when they co-sponsored a new effort to directly address this issue in 2002. The result is OBIS-SEAMAP: the world data-center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle information. OBIS-SEAMAP brings together georeferenced distribution, abundance, and telemetry data with tools to query and assess these species in a dynamic and searchable environment. In a second round of NOPP support that began in 2007, the National Science Foundation is helping expand this effort into new technologies and data types. To date, the OBIS-SEAMAP information system includes more than 2.2 million observation records from over 230 data sets spanning 73 years (1935-2008), and growth of this data archive is accelerating. All of these data are provided by a growing international network of individual and institutional data providers.

Dataset
  • OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

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