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deprecated Ocean Biogeographic Information System Schema

Abbreviation: OBIS Schema

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This record was deprecated on April 20, 2016 for the following reason(s): This resource is no longer active. OBIS has moved entirely to the Dublin Core rather than the OBIS schema. Please see the FAIRsharing record for DwC instead (

The OBIS schema is a list of data fields with names, descriptions, and format notes. The Ocean Biogeographic information System (OBIS) seeks to absorb, integrate, and assess isolated datasets into a larger, more comprehensive pictures of life in our oceans. The system hopes to stimulate research about our oceans to generate new hypotheses concerning evolutionary processes, species distributions, and roles of organisms in marine systems on a global scale. The abstract maps that OBIS generates are maps that contribute to the ‘big picture’ of our oceans: a comprehensive, collaborative, world-wide view of our oceans.

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How to cite this record OBIS Schema; Ocean Biogeographic Information System Schema; DOI:; Last edited: July 16, 2019, 10:43 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 29 2022 1:31 p.m.

Record added: June 10, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
Record updated: July 16, 2019, 10:36 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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St. Lawrence Global Observatory Data Catalogue
The St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) Data Catalogue integrates multidisciplinary data from multiple partners within a web portal to aid data discovery and re-use. SLGO uses the Data Catalogue to help with data accessibility, dissemination and exchange as well as provision of electronic information regarding the St. Lawrence ecosystem. This project stores data from areas such as public safety, climate change, transportation, resource management and biodiversity conservation.

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