Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node
Data Center Description
OBISCanada is the Regional OBIS Node (RON) for the Canadian region. It is hosted by the Centre for Marine Biodiversity, Bedford Institute of Oceanography and Dalhousie University. OBISCanada provides marine species data to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) which is the data management component of the Census of Marine Life and main contributor of marine species data to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. OBISCanada metadata is managed by the Global Change Master Directory.
OBISCanada ensures that data are
* Authoritative- describing specimens and observations using reliable species names and hierarchical classifications. * Discoverable- listing data collections and their characteristics in a searchable catalogue system. * Accessible- serving data as part of a global geo-referenced ocean information system on marine species. * Interoperable- visualizing and analyzing data from several different sources.