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Marine biological occurrence data managed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System USA (OBIS-USA) Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) updated on 2024-06-26 (NCEI Accession 0250940)

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This dataset includes marine biological occurrence data managed by the Ocean Biodiversity Information System USA (OBIS-USA). The data were observed between 1833 and 2023-08-03. These data were last updated by OBIS-USA on 2024-06-26 and were received by NCEI on 2024-06-27.

OBIS-USA brings together marine biological occurrence data – recorded observations of identifiable marine species at a known time and place, collected primarily from U.S. waters or with U.S. funding. Coordinated by the Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), OBIS-USA, strives to meet national data integration and dissemination needs for marine data about organisms and ecosystems. OBIS-USA is part of an international data sharing network (Ocean Biogeographic Information System, OBIS) coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange. Federal coordination is done in collaboration with the participants of the ad hoc Biodiversity working group organized under the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology.
  • Cite as: Benson, Abigail; US Geological Survey (2022). Marine biological occurrence data managed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System USA (OBIS-USA) Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) updated on 2024-06-26 (NCEI Accession 0250940). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0250940. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1833-01-01 to 2023-08-03
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -180
East: 180
South: -78.92
North: 90
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2022-04-07
  • revision: 2024-07-03
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Quarterly
Supplemental Information
Data made accessible by OBIS-USA should be accessed via OBIS, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the OBIS-USA IPT, or the OBIS-USA Dataset Collection in ScienceBase.

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose OBIS-USA is national data asset lead by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with other Federal agencies including NOAA/IOOS, BOEM, NODC, and U.S. Navy. OBIS-USA is the U.S. regional node of the International Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS). International OBIS is a global system comprised of a series of regional and thematic nodes that collaborate to provide access to marine biogeographic data. They follow international data standards and operational protocols to facilitate access to and interoperability of data. Scientists, resource managers, and policy makers can use OBIS data to understand species and ecosystems as well as to monitor, evaluate, and forecast change in our oceans.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Benson, Abigail; US Geological Survey (2022). Marine biological occurrence data managed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System USA (OBIS-USA) Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) updated on 2024-06-26 (NCEI Accession 0250940). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0250940. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Darwin Core terms Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Benson, Abigail; US Geological Survey (2022). Marine biological occurrence data managed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System USA (OBIS-USA) Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) updated on 2024-06-26 (NCEI Accession 0250940). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0250940. Accessed [date].
Data License
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2022-04-07T15:03:02Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-07-16T01:01:27Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2022-10-22T14:57:18Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2023-04-03T06:30:37Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v4.4 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2023-07-20T12:39:32Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v5.5 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2023-10-28T11:16:10Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v6.6 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2024-01-06T07:56:23Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v7.7 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2024-04-04T14:56:35Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v8.8 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2024-07-03T17:21:21Z - NCEI Accession 0250940 was revised and v9.9 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
Last Modified: 2024-07-09T12:15:18Z
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