Original data are in MS-Excel spreadsheet format with a species list in .doc format and Federal Geographic Data Committee format (FGDC) metadata as an .xml file.
For information purposes, email the full citation of any publication made - printed or electronic - that cites OBIS or any constituent part. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing USGS databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility.
OBIS-USA Dataset Code and GCMD ID- VINPCoralTransplantStudy Data was published May 18, 2010 on the OBIS-USA web site and is available at www.usgs.gov/obis-usa. OBIS is the Ocean Biogeographic System which 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 Core Science, Analytics and Synthesis Program (CSAS) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), OBIS-USA, strives to meet national needs for access to marine data about the 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.