New OBIS web site launched

Submitted by evberghe on Thu, 2010-12-02 19:39

The Census leadership has asked us to swap over to the new site earlier than expected. We've gone life with the new site yesterday, Wednesday 22 September. now will take you to the new site. The old site is still available as, and will be maintained at least till the end of 2010. If you have links that depend on the functionality of the old web site, please change the link to We will stop updating news pages on, but data will be kept in sync between the two sites.

The 'beta' site, on, is still up and running, and will continue to be used as a development server, to try out new functionality. This machine will probably disappear in the near future.

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.