AfrOBIS: a marine biogeographic information system for sub-Saharan Africa

Grundlingh, M.L. and von St Ange, U.B. and Bolton, J.J. and Bursey, M. and Compagno, L. and Cooper, R. and Drapeau, L. and Griffiths, C.L. and bel Hassen, M. and Herbert, D.G. and Kirkman, S. and Ohland, D. and Robertson, H.G. and Trinder-Smith, T. and van der Westhuysen, J. and Verheye, H.M. and Coetzer, W. and Wilke, C. (2007) AfrOBIS: a marine biogeographic information system for sub-Saharan Africa. South African Journal of Science, 103 . pp. 91-93. ISSN 0038-2353

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Abstract

AfrOBIS is one of 11 global nodes of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), a freely accessible network of databases collating marine data in support of the Census of Marine Life.Versatile graphic products, provided by OBIS, can be used to display the data. To date, AfrOBIS has loaded about 3.2 million records of more than 23 000 species located mainly in the seas around southern Africa. This forms part of the 13.2 million records of more than 80 000 species currently stored in OBIS. Scouting for South African data has been successful, whereas locating records in other African countries has been much less so.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:OBIS; AfrOBIS; Ecoinformatics; Biogeography
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
ID Code:849
Deposited By: Ms Vivien Botha
Deposited On:19 Nov 2007
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:19
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