Submitted by evberghe on Wed, 2011-03-16 15:11

The National Oceanographic Data Center, part of NOAA and OBIS staff met during a one-daymeeting in the NOAA offices in Silver Spring, Maryland for discussions on possible collaboration. Also present were people from BCO-DMO, Woods Hole, and NOAA FIsheries; OBIS USA participated by teleconferencing. The discussions should lead to a beteer streamlined data contribution from NOAA to OBIS. Also discussed where possible collaboration in terms of deep archiving of OBIS data by NODC, and how to better use physical and chemical data available from the World Ocean Atlas.

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.