Exploring Data

Last updated on Wed, 2010-09-29 18:11. Originally submitted by julio on 2010-05-21 18:38.

The data of OBIS can be explored in two ways, corresponding to the first two menu items after 'Home'. The 'Search Data' menu will take you to a sophisticated, powerful search interface, which offers several menthods for data download. The 'Maps' menu  offers access to a series of distribution maps by taxon, and diversity metrics derived from the OBIS data.

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.