Photos credits: Chad King, NOAA, Brett Seymour, NPS, Submerged Resources Center.
July 6-7, in Leipzig, Germany, MBON PI Frank Muller-Karger, USF, led a workshop on “Developing Regional MBONs: Approaches and Lessons Learned.”
Planning is underway for the Sept meeting.
ONMS Video Highlights MBON
In the ONMS "Earth is Blue video “Exploring the Davidson Seamount” Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Coordinator Andrew DeVogelaere gives an overview of MBON collaborators, research activities and several advanced technologies used to study the biodiversity of fish, sea birds and other marine life in the MBNMS.
PORTAL TESTS BIODIVERSITY INDICES AND REGIONAL DATA SETS.The MBON DMAC team and Axiom Data Sciences incorporated seven biodiversity indices into the portal. During this beta test period, the team is analyzing the indices in the context of the Florida Reef Visual Census (RVC) datasets, the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) program larval fish and egg surveys, and the Bering Arctic Subarctic Integrated Survey (BASIS) data. Read more.
PORTAL REVIEW MEETINGS.June 3, IOOS RAs data management committee saw a demo of the MBON portal. MBON teams are scheduling meetings with ecologists, fisheries experts and frequent users of the datasets to discuss the indices, analytical functionality and obtain feedback. More.
NEW SEASCAPES GUIDES FLORIDA KEYS SAMPLING. MBON researchers tested a new sampling plan strategy based on satellite seascape maps.
The Santa Barbara Channel is one of the most studied marine areas in the world.
The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network
Three Projects in Biologically and Economically Important Marine Regions,
30+ Universities, Federal and State Agencies, Research Organizations
and the Private Sector Working Together
to Develop and Integrate New Tools, Advanced Technologies and Practices to
Improve Biodiversity Assessments and Enhance Decision Making.
Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) MBON AGENCY SPONSORS:
website managed by USF College of Marine Science.