New data loaded, 11 May 2012

Submitted by evberghe on Fri, 2012-05-11 17:19

Today, new data was loaded on the international OBIS portal; the total number of records stands now at 32.7 million, from 1,072 individual data sets.There were 3 new data sets from a new data provider, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement - all three of them very large. There is one new data set, and several data sets refreshed, from OBIS Canada. Scientists at Rutgers University contributed a small data set, from an area where OBIS cover is pretty poor. EurOBIS has 8 new data sets, and many of them refreshed. Many data sets of OBIS SEAMAP were reloaded, and actually now have less records than before - track data is now summarised the same way that other track data in OBIS is treated.

The statistics page has been updated to reflect the new numbers. See also this page for details on the new and updated data sets, and a link to a map of each of these data sets.

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.