Last updated on Mon, 2012-02-13 13:14. Originally submitted by evberghe on 2011-10-15 15:37.

OBIS was well represented at the Second World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, which was organised from 26 to 30 September 2011 in Aberdeen, UK. There were presentations from several OBIS nodes (including EurOBIS and SCAR-MarBIN), and from the international Project Office. Presentations and abstracts from the Project Office can be downloaded by following the links below. Use of the presentations and the images in them is permitted, on condition of appropriate attribution; an email to inform about such use would be most appreciated, as would a copy of any (electronic) publication that used images from the presentations.

  • The Ocean Biogeographic Information System: current state and future plans (Presentation, Abstract)
  • Latitudinal gradients in diversity: exploring patterns using the Ocean Biogeographic Information System(Presentation, Abstract)
  • Technical developments at the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (Presentation, Abstract)
  • Using Ocean Biogeographic Information System data in the CBD EBSA process (Presentation, Abstract)
  • Quantifying our ignorance: what the Ocean Biogeographic Information System tells us (Presentation, Abstract)
  • Integrating biogeographic data in OBIS: challenges in standardisation of taxonomic names (Presentation, Abstract)
  • (SCAR-MarBIN) Biodiversity Information Networks: data flows for interdisciplinary sciences (Presentation)
  • (EurOBIS) Integration of marine ecological data from different sources: added value for data, science and policy (Presentation, Abstract)
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.