Monday, November 9, 2009

USGS NBII Scientist To Attend Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) International Meeting

OBIS-USA Node Manager Mark Fornwall of the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) has been invited to attend the Management Committee Meeting for the International OBIS program. The OBIS is a programme within the UNESCO International Ocean Commission, to provide access to marine biogeographic data. The meeting is part of a reorganization of OBIS within International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). The meeting will develop terms of reference and a plan of work for integrating biogeographic data contained in OBIS with the other data currently exchanged within the IODE. The meeting will take place in Ostende, Belgium, November 16-20, 2009 and travel is being partly covered by UNESCO.


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