Welcome to OBIS!

Last updated on Mon, 2016-06-06 14:17. Originally submitted by evberghe on 2010-05-25 15:58.

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OBIS allows users to search marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans.

With our evolving OBIS database repository, users can identify biodiversity hotspots and large-scale ecological patterns, analyze dispersions of species over time and space, and plot species' locations with temperature, salinity, and depth.

To search the database, please select the "Search Data" option in the toolbar above.

If you want to see overview maps of OBIS content and derived information, select "Maps".


OBIS is a project of:
IODE Sponsored by:
Martin International and Les Grands Explorateurs
With in-kind support from:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Universidad Simón Bolívar Flanders Marine Institute

OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.