OBIS maps centre piece in blog post

Submitted by evberghe on Wed, 2011-06-15 14:08

Jonathan Thar, Reasearch Programme Coordinator for the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Program (POST) has posted an interesting blog post on the Vancouver Sun's site, at the occasion of the World Oceans Day on 8 June 2011. OBIS maps are used to illustrate how little we know about the oceans, especially about the deep pelagic.

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.