Last updated on Mon, 2014-10-20 13:55. Originally submitted by amanda on 2010-08-17 16:01.

In February 2010, we established a multi-source account for the support of OBIS, within the IOC Special Account. Donations were received from:

2013-2014: Martin International and The Great Explorers. 

2010-2012: Australia, Canada and Brazil.

OBIS also receives in-kind support from Belgium, India, U.S.A. and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

 In addition OBIS is a partner in the iMarine project funded by the European Commission (November 2012 - May2014).

However, it is now necessary to mobilize extra-budgetary funding for the continued operation of the OBIS programme from 2013 onwards. See IOC Circulation Letter 2441 asking for contributions to further support OBIS.

In the past, OBIS sponsors provided significant funding that has contributed to OBIS development. This may be direct funding, such as from:

Indirect financial support is equally significant. It includes support from the institutions supporting the Portal and Secretariat, Regional OBIS Nodes, other major Data Providers, and salaries of committee members. These include: 

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.