OBIS listed as a top priority in UNESCO

Submitted by ward.appeltans on Fri, 2014-07-11 08:01

UNESCO has selected OBIS amongst its top priorities (areas where the Organization has leadership, recognized expertise and comparative advantage), which require additional funding from donors, member states etc.

OBIS is part of two pipeline proposals where it seeks support:

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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.