New data on OBIS

Submitted by evberghe on Wed, 2012-03-28 15:46

Today, new data was loaded on the international OBIS portal; the total number of records stands now at 32.3 million, from 1,056 individual data sets.There were 31 new data sets from OBIS SEAMAP, and one new. There was also one new data set from each of OBIS USA, the Ridge 2000 project, and FishBase. OBIS Canada has 4 new data sets (including one freshwater which will be passed on to GBIF), and 3 updates.

The statistics page has been updated to reflect the new numbers. See also this page for details on the new and updated data sets, and a link to a map of each of these data sets.

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.