What is DiGIR

Last updated on Sun, 2010-05-30 20:08. Originally submitted by julio on 2010-05-21 19:20.

DiGIR is the software through which OBIS communicates with its distributed data contributors – defining how data is exchanged. When a user of the OBIS portal inputs in a query (such as 'show me all the locations where the fish, Beryx splendens, has been found'), DiGIR allows the portal to send that query to the data contributors, for the data contributors to translate that query into a search on their local database, and to send the data back to OBIS. More information on DiGIR can be found on digir.sourceforge.net. Please contact OBIS before installing the DiGIR software to ensure that you are using a compatible version and have the OBIS configuration details.

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.