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Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) - USA Dataset Collection


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OBIS-USA, 2015, Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) - USA Dataset Collection: OBIS-USA, U.S. Geological Survey.


OBIS-USA brings together marine biological occurrence data – recorded observations of identifiable marine species at a known time and place, collected primarily from U.S. Waters or with U.S. funding. Coordinated by the Core Science, Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries (CSAS&L) Program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), OBIS-USA, strives to meet national data integration and dissemination needs for marine data about organisms and ecosystems. OBIS-USA is part of an international data sharing network (Ocean Biogeographic Information System, OBIS) coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization International Oceanographic Data and Information [...]


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Abby Benson, U.S. Geological Survey
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OBIS-USA, U.S. Geological Survey
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Abby Benson

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OBIS-USA is national data asset lead by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with other Federal agencies including NOAA/IOOS, BOEM, NODC, and U.S. Navy. OBIS-USA is the U.S. regional node of the International Ocean Biogeographic Information System (iOBIS). International OBIS is a global system comprised of a series of regional and thematic nodes that collaborate to provide access to marine biogeographic data. They follow international data standards and operational protocols to facilitate access to and interoperability of data. Scientists, resource managers, and policy makers can use OBIS data to understand species and ecosystems as well as to monitor, evaluate, and forecast change in our oceans.

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