New OBIS Node Manager

Submitted by evberghe on Sat, 2011-04-09 07:11

Don Robertson, who was in charge of the South-West Pacific OBIS Node since its inception, left the OBIS group after his retirement, now some time ago. Since then the OBIS Node, based in New Zealand, hasn’t been very active. This all promises to change, now that Kevin Mackay will take over the responsibility over the Node from Don. Says Kevin: “I am happy to be on board as OBIS is vital to New Zealands role and responsibility in the international biodiversity community and I look forward to collaborating in the OBIS Network”. Please join me in welcoming Kevin.

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.