|Ocean Biodiversity Informatics
International Conference on Marine Biodiversity Data Management
Hamburg, Germany: 29 November to 1 December 2004
Ocean Biodiversity Informatics 2007
The last OBI international conference on marine biodiversity data management took place at Bedford institute of oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (Canada) on 2-4 October 2007. More information is available on http://marinebiodiversity.ca/OBI07.
OBIS leads way in combining marine biology and information technology
A special Theme Section of nine papers in the prestigious international Marine Ecology Progress Series marks the official recognition of a new interdisciplinary area of research called "Ocean Biodiversity Informatics" (OBI). The flagship project of OBI is the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) (www.iobis.org), the data component of the Census of Marine Life (www.coml.org).
This global initiative is growing fast. OBIS already publishes almost 10 million location records for 61,000 species from more than 100 databases online. The international portal at Rutgers State University of New Jersey is supported by 10 regional centres around the world. To read more about how OBIS is helping to redefine marine biology: click here.
Go to MEPS special publication on OBI: http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v316/.
The OBI conference took place from 29 November till 1 December 2004 in Hamburg (Germany). OBI was a great success. We had 168 participants, from 37 countries. There were 37 oral and 33 poster presentations. Some pictures are posted on the MarBEF NoE web site.
OBI StatementA draft of this statement was first circulated at the beginning of the conference. This draft was presented and commented upon by all the conference participants during the last session. This last version now became final after consultation with conference participants.
The statement is available on OBI statement.
PresentationsAll the presentations for which the authors agreed to publish, are now brought online at Programme.
Book of AbstractsThe abstracts of all the presentations are published in the 'Book of Abstracts'. A PDF version is available to download at: Book of Abstracts (3.3MB)
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)