OBIS 2nd technical meeting report available

Submitted by ward.appeltans on Thu, 2012-08-30 07:27

On 20-21 June 2012, 18 members of the OBIS development consortium met (partly via webex) to plan the future OBIS data system architecture. The outcomes of this technical group will be further discussed at the next IODE steering group for OBIS meeting in November 2012 and a final recommendation will be brought forward to the IODE-XXII general assembly in March 2013. The meeting report provides a summary of the discussions, ideas, and issues that will be dealt with in the coming months.

The report can be downloaded at

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.