Over 6 Million Records and 30 New Datasets

Submitted by julio on Fri, 2010-05-21 23:58

Lot of new data has been added to OBIS this month, over 6 million, giving us over 27.5 million records. Updates include data from ArcOD, Bigelow Laboratory, ECOCEAN Whalesharks, and EurOBIS. New data comes from Penebscot Bay of the Bigelow Laboratory, 7 NOAA CRED datasets from US OBIS, 15 datasets from ArcOD, and 7 new datasets from EurOBIS which includes over 5.35 million records from ICES.

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.