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Ocean Biogeographic Information System

IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Oostende, Belgium website

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.

It strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. OBIS allows users to search marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans.
Timeframe
  • Permanent
Geographical coverage
  • Global
Intended Users
  • Administrations/Authorities
  • General public
  • Organisations/Associations
  • Policy-makers/managers/planners
  • Researchers and scientists
Source of funding
  • Public funding
Information format
  • Data
  • Metadata
  • Documents
  • Map/Gis
Country coverage
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Palestine
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
Downloadable databases
  • Yes

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