Data in OBIS: A Visual Summary

Last updated on Wed, 2014-09-17 14:38. Originally submitted by efujioka on 2010-08-17 13:17.

The maps below show the number of records, species, and phyla in OBIS data as well as Sampling Effort calculated from OBIS data.

In addition to these maps you can also see the distributions by taxon, global biodiversity indeces, chao and completeness, and more. Please visit the links at the bottom of this page.

Number of Records in OBIS

Number of Species in OBIS

Number of Phyla in OBIS

Sampling Effort (count of individual days with observations)

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.