New Ocean Biogeographic Information System Website

 

Technical Announcement: New one stop source for scientific Information about U.S. oceans and waters: A one-stop source for biogeographic information collected from U.S. waters and oceanic regions is now available from the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Programme. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)-USA website offers a unique combination of tools, resources and biodiversity information to aide scientists, resource managers and decision makers in the research and analyses critical to sustaining the nation’s valued marine ecosystems. …

OBIS-USA data holdings comprise millions of individual records supplied by marine data sponsors from across the nation. The site provides a work space for visitors to search and manipulate that data. This is accomplished in collaboration with data providers to produce a compilation of data in a common format. Data are interoperable and can be consistently viewed and applied by researchers, decision makers and resource managers. …

 Source: USGS, January 28, 2010

For the full text, visit:  http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2397

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