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Ocean Biogeographic Information System
This website is a network of systematic, ecological, and environmental information systems. Collectively, these systems operate as a dynamic, global digital atlas to communicate biological information about the ocean. Tools include: a c-squares mapper (a Perl utility) which plots dataset exents on a range of base maps, according to a string of c-squares passed to it via the web; a geographical information system designed for the storage, dissemination, integration, analysis and dynamic display of spatially referenced series of diverse oceanographic and biogeographic data; and a set of analysis tools that allow researchers to perform a variety of functions using biodiversity data. A data provider service provides a template for marine survey data; the site also provides a distributed data search for species and their geographic regions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-134
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Development Team

Publisher: Rutgers, State University of New Jersey