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 Services

Visualization – By logging in MedOBIS vLAb the user can visualize datasets using the + tab, on the left of the application. The attribute table of the selected dataset is activated on the bottom. The user can zoom in and zoom out, find information for each point, show the legend, and save as csv or kml. Any other format of data, such us shapefiles coming from other projects can also be visualized on the map.

Metadata – This information is retrieved from MedOBIS IPT (Integrated Publishing Toolkit- ).     


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.