Ocean Biogepgraphic Information System"

OBIS

Description "OBIS is a global open-access data and information clearing-house on marine biodiversity for science, conservation and sustainable development". "Vision & Mission VISION To be the most comprehensive gateway to the world’s ocean biodiversity and biogeographic data and information required to address pressing coastal and world ocean concerns. MISSION To build and maintain a global alliance that collaborates with scientific communities to facilitate free and open access to, and application of, biodiversity and biogeographic data and information on marine life. More than 20 OBIS nodes around the world connect 500 institutions from 56 countries. Collectively, they have provided over 45 million observations of nearly 120 000 marine species, from Bacteria to Whales, from the surface to 10 900 meters depth, and from the Tropics to the Poles. The datasets are integrated so you can search and map them all seamlessly by species name, higher taxonomic level, geographic area, depth, time and environmental parameters. OBIS emanates from the Census of Marine Life (2000-2010) and was adopted as a project under IOC-UNESCO’s International Oceanographic Data and Information (IODE) programme in 2009." (source: website at: https://obis.org/about/ )
Website https://obis.org/
Marine regions

Black Sea

Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast

Celtic Sea

Mediterranean Sea

Baltic Sea

Greenland Sea

Norwegian Sea

Barents Sea

Greater North Sea including Kattegat and English Channel

North-East Atlantic Sea

Macaronesia Sea

Related issues

Deep sea mining including bio-prospecting

Pollution caused by human, land and sea pressures

Blue growth

Marine change caused by climate

Acidification

Sea transportation

Coastal urbanization

Marine biotech

Blue energy [Renewable energy (wave, wind, tidal)]

Maritime, coastal and cruise tourism

Coastal erosion

Fishing and aquaculture

Sectors

Water management (physical restructuring of rivers, costline or seabed)

Energy

Tourism

Transport

Aquaculture

Fisheries

Ports

Minerals and metals

Oil and gas

Waste management

Agriculture

Forestry

Urban and industrial uses

Security/Defense

Education and Research

Marine Protected Areas

Societal challenges

Value not available

Other type Gateway
RRI dimensions

Public engagement

Science education

Open access

Ethics

Governance

Communities

MARINA project

BLUEMED project

Osservatorio del Mare a Molfetta

GREAM

Consorzio Tiberina

Ora del mare

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