GOOS BioEco Portal launched!


screenshot of BioEco portal in greyscale indicating areas of biological data with dots

GOOS is delighted to launch the BioEco Portal of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS BioEco Portal) - an online platform that provides information on the sustained ocean observing programs which deliver information about the health of marine life.

“We now have for the first time a resource in GOOS that allows us to know who is measuring what, where, how and why for marine biodiversity. This is a fundamental starting point to coordinate and enhance observations, including filling the gaps, ” says Ward Appeltans, marine biodiversity expert and manager of the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS), who developed the Portal together with the GOOS Expert Panel on Biology and Ecosystems (BioEco). OBIS and GOOS are sister programmes implemented under the auspices of the United Nations, via UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

Read the full article on the GOOS site here!


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