European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
The Ocean Biodiversity Information System is the information component of the Census of Marine Life (CoML), a growing network of researchers in more than 45 nations engaged in a 10-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans - past, present, and future. OBIS is a web-based provider of global geo-referenced information on marine species and contains expert species level and habitat level databases and provide a variety of spatial query tools for visualizing relationships among species and their environment. OBIS strives to assess and integrate biological, physical, and chemical oceanographic data from multiple sources. Users of OBIS, including researchers, students, and environmental managers, will gain a dynamic view of the multi-dimensional oceanic world. You can explore this constantly expanding and developing facility through the OBIS Portal.
Halpin, P.N.; Read, A.J.; Best, B.D.; Hyrenbach, K.D.; Fujioka, E.; Coyne, M.S.; Crowder, L.B.; Freeman, S.A.; Spoerri, C. (2006). OBIS-SEAMAP: developing a biogeographic research data commons for the ecological studies of marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 316: 239-246, more
Halpin, P. et al. (2004). OBIS-SEAMAP: developing a biogeographic research data commons for the conservation of marine mammals, sea birds and sea turtles, in: Ocean Biodiversity Informatics, Hamburg, Germany: 29 November to 1 December 2004: book of abstracts. pp. 35
(2004). Ocean Biodiversity Informatics, Hamburg, Germany: 29 November to 1 December 2004: book of abstracts. OBIS: Hamburg. 106 pp.