The MedOBIS vLab provides reliable and quality controlled marine species and habitats datasets from all over the Mediterranean Sea. It disseminates valuable historical and current occurrence records and environmental information.

MedOBIS facilitates data gathering, storage, analysis, sharing and visualizing. This information gives the ability to predict distribution changes and an opportunity of better management on regional and global scale. It is available after registration through LifeWatchgreece portal.

MedOBIS is the Mediterranean node of Ocean Biogeographic Information System. It consists of a relational postgreSQl database for cleaning and storing the datasets, the MedOBIS IPT (Integrated Publishing Toolkit- ) which is available for sharing data and metadata and Medobis viewer(vLab) as a geodata tool, developed by open layers for visualization. It also provides WMS and WFS services through a Geoserver which is connected to the visualization tool and to the database. OBIS and GBIF harvests all the datasets through IPT.

MedOBIS supports 51 datasets at present, 71928 occurrences with individual counts, biomasses, body lengths, etc, plus environmental values and 1108 stations. The data cover the period between 1898 – to 2012.