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 vLab eTraining

  • 30June-3July 2014: Training of data managers on DarwinCore and OBIS standards, quality control tools, IPT, and metadata management.
  • OTGA/OBIS Training Course: OBIS Nodes Train the Trainers-27 November-1 December 2017, Oostende, Belgium: Training the OBIS nodes. 1.Darwin Core terms, 2. OBIS-ENV-DATA standard 3. QC tools (including the OBIS tools R package, 4. Data publication (IPT), including metadata management, 5. Data access and visualization (including the OBIS R package:

The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.