The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS http://www.iobis.org) is an 'open-access' database first developed by the Census of Marine Life (CoML) in 1997 to help facilitate global enfranchisement of data within the scientific community. In 2009 OBIS was adopted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), as one of its activities under the International Oceanographic Data Exchange (IODE) programme. Any organization, consortium, project or individual may contribute to OBIS.
Below are OTN collections where data owners (i.e. principal investigator) have permitted animal release metadata to be harvested and displayed by OBIS. Clicking the ‘OBIS’ icon navigates you directly to the relevant data on OBIS. Conversely OBIS users may navigate directly to relevant data on OTN by clicking the Dataset Description to open the data summary, clicking the ‘i’ icon to open the OBIS collection metadata, and then clicking the ‘Website’ link. OTN tag detections data are obtained via the ‘Related URLs’ section of the OTN metadata page. This may require a OTN username and password as well as permission from the data owner. Data owners email address is obtained clicking on the names listed in ‘Scientific Contacts’ section of the OTN metadata page.
Published to OBIS:
- West River, Sheet Harbour, Brook Trout
- OTN Bras d'Or Lakes Array
- Essington Tags
- Frobisher Bay, Canada
- Gilbert Bay Telemetry
- Goukou Estuary fish tracking
- Hinch Tags
- Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon
- DFO NE Newfoundland Acoustic Array and ...
- DFO: Porbeagle and Blue Sharks
- Kintama 2004-2011 tags
- Macfarlane Tags
- Maine DMR: Coastal rivers Adult Salmon ...
- Melnychuk Tags
- Noakes Tags
- OTN NS Blue Shark Tracking
- Nova Scotia Power
- Ponta do Ouro zambezi shark tracking
- OTN Canada Pacific Sockeye Salmon Tagging ...
- Raby Coho Salmon Tagging
- OTN Canada Sable Island Grey Seal ...
- St. Mary's River Salmon Tracking
- Shippagan, NB: Cod tagging
- Shark Spotters shark tracking
- Bay of Fundy: Spiny Dogfish
- NS Southern Upland Salmon Tagging