New Data on OBIS

Submitted by julio on Tue, 2010-09-21 12:03

OBIS has been updated this month with 34 new datasets and 7 updates. This includes 23 new datasets from OBIS SEA-MAP; 8 new MARMAP datasets from OBIS USA; 2 new datasets from TOPP, which include fish and telemetry data; as well as a new dataset from Venezuela and an NODC species list of fish in the Hawaiian EEZ dating back to the 1750s.

Updates this month are from Smithsonian Institute Invertebrates, OBIS Canada, NaGISA, and CMarZ Asia.

The team at POST also made a deliberate effort to correctly associate tag and receiver deployments with detections, which led to finding a number of duplicate data within their dataset. In turn, POST has decreased their total number of records with this large quality cleanup.

This makes the total tally this month 27.7 million records and 849 datasets.

OBIS is a project of:
IOC-UNESCO
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.