OBIS specifications

Unique identifier:
Restrictions to use:
Data access:
File download, Browse, Application programming interface
Ocean Biogeographic Information System
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User data submission:

OBIS support


  • Ward Appeltans <>
  • Samuel Bosch <>

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Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee / Flanders Marine Institute, EurOBIS, Oostende, Belgium; UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, UNESCO-IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium; Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, MedOBIS, Gouves, Greece; United States Geological Survey, OBIS-USA, VA, USA; Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Trieste, Italy; Marine Geospatial Ecology Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, OBIS-SEAMAP, Durham, NC, USA; America; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, OBIS-USA, CO, USA; Centro Nacional Patagonico, ArOBIS, Puerto Madryn, Argentina; National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Southwest Pacific OBIS, Wellington, New Zealand; British Oceanographic Data Centre, Liverpool, UK; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, USA; CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, OBIS-Australia, Hobart, Australia; Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico; OD Nature, Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences, Antarctic OBIS, Brussels, Belgium; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya; Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caribbean OBIS, Caracas, Venezuela

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