World Register of Marine Species
How to cite this record FAIRsharing.org: WoRMS; World Register of Marine Species; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.7g1bzj; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:29 p.m.; Last accessed: Aug 21 2019 10:15 a.m.
Record added: June 10, 2015, 2:37 p.m.
Record updated: Sept. 22, 2016, 7:53 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.
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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. OBIS provides a portal or gateway to many datasets containing information on where and when marine species have been recorded. The datasets are integrated so you can search them all seamlessly by species name, higher taxonomic level, geographic area, depth, and time; and then map and find environmental data related to the locations.
The EMODnet biology data portal provides free access to data on temporal and spatial distribution of marine species and species traits from all European regional seas. EMODnet Biology is part of the EU funded European Marine Observation and Data Network.
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