OBIS contact information

Last updated on Fri, 2012-08-17 08:02. Originally submitted by amanda on 2010-08-17 17:05.

OBIS is part of the IODE programme of UNESCO/IOC.

OBIS Secretariat

UNESCO-IOC Project Office for IODE

Wandelaarkaai 7/61, 8400 Oostende, Belgium

Project Manager:  Mr Ward Appeltans

Phone: +32 59 34 01 76


For questions about the data, quality of the data, the website or investigate how to contribute data to OBIS email to

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.