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.
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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