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United Nations Environment Programme

  • Marine Biodiversity

    The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and its global network of Regional and Thematic OBIS Nodes integrate marine species distribution data from many sources over a wide range of marine themes; from the poles to the equator and from microbes to whales. OBIS is at the same time the data integration component of the Census […]

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  • Coral Reefs

    This dataset represents the global distribution of warm water coral reefs and should be seen an ‘interim’ global product. Note: Editing was carried out in April 2013 when a number of duplicate features were removed. The dataset has been compiled from a number of data sources which have been merged together by UNEP-WCMC and the […]

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  • Sea Grass

    The seagrass dataset has been compiled by UNEP-WCMC in collaboration with Dr Frederick T. Short, University of New Hampshire, USA to show the global distribution of seagrass species. This dataset has been created from multiple sources and was used in the creation of the “World Atlas of Seagrasses” (2003). This point feature dataset is an […]

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