OCEBIS (OCEan Biological Information Service) is
an open Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) downstream service that will provide real-time and hindcast data maps of bottom-up ecosystem drivers , based on Copernicus Marine Service operational physical and biogeochemical data products. Examples of this is frontal and mesoscale structures, spatial biological indices and marine spatial connectivity. The service will consist of two components: |+|
OCEBIS (OCEan Biological Information Service) is service that maps of drivers and . Examples of frontal and marine spatial connectivity . The service
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|−| <li>a public operational web service providing continuous updated real-time maps of biologically relevant data layers and </ li> |+|
|−| <li>software components at public web sites for free download, used to generate downstream data for the OCEBIS web service. </li> |+|
publicof data and / at the OCEBIS .
|−|The service is currently under development for the European North West Shelf. |+|
Revision as of 15:58, 18 December 2018
Marine life is controlled by the very variable conditions in the oceans; some species have certain temperature and salinity requirements, others species need plankton to feed at. OCEBIS (OCEan Biological Information Service) is a web service that aims at providing maps of potential biological drivers that provides the basis for life in the oceans and identifying potential living areas for marine species. Examples are maps of frontal zones and marine spatial connectivity maps. The service currently applies to the European North West Shelf.
All data produced by OCEBIS as well as the displayed graphics, are freely available to the public. No registration is necessary. Data is provided as is and without any warranty whatsoever. Usage of data and displayed graphics from OCEBIS should be acknowledged by adding "... generated with / using data from OCEBIS(ocebis.org). Data from ocebis.org was generated using E.U. Copernicus Marine Service Information” at a suitable places in the context making usage of OCEBIS data.
How the service is operational
OCEBIS is a downstream service based on Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). This means that ocebis.org on an hourly basis retrieves new data from Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service and generates maps of potential biological drivers which are made available on ocebis.org. In this way, OCEBIS gives a real-time view of the ocean state from a biological point of view. Some data types like spatial connectivity maps are generated on seasonal basis. Due to storage limitations OCEBIS only provides a limited backlog of data. However, the user may download backend software used at ocebis.org and generate any time series downloading data from Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service data archives.