Data in OBIS: A Visual Summary

Last updated on Wed, 2014-08-20 06:02. Originally submitted by efujioka on 2010-08-17 13:17.

The maps below show the number of records and species in OBIS data as well as one of the diversity indeces (ES50) calculated from OBIS data.

You can also see the distributions by taxon or other global diversity indeces (including ES50). Visit the links at the bottom.

Number of Records in OBIS

Number of Species in OBIS

ES 50

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.