Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node
Service Provider DescriptionOBISCanada 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.
[Summary provided by OBISCanada]