Indobis and its relevance to the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere reserve

Show simple item record Achuthankutty, C.T. Kakodkar, A. Nath, A.I.V. 2008-10-17T14:59:39Z 2008-10-17T14:59:39Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Biodiversity conservation in Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve, eds. Kannaiyan, S.; Venkataraman, K. 299-309p.
dc.description.abstract The Gulf of Mannar (GoM) which has been given the status of a Biosphere Reserve in 1989 under the Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme of UNESCO. It was declared as the first marine protected area in South and South east Asia, owing to its geographical, ecological and biological features. IndOBIS (Indian Ocean node of OBIS) is one of the seven regional nodes established by the OBIS, which is the data and information component of Census of Marine Life (CoML). It harbors species and related metadata on Indian Ocean region. The functions and role of these worldwide initiatives and the need to have quality data of species in computerized online databases where it can be accessed by anyone at any time are described. It is also emphasized that the need to have a central data facility for marine biodiversity and the importance of sharing the data in the context of conservation of GoM Biosphere Reserve
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Biodiversity Authority
dc.subject Gulf of Mannar
dc.subject Biosphere Reserve
dc.subject Biodiversity conservation
dc.subject Indian Ocean
dc.title Indobis and its relevance to the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere reserve
dc.type Conference Article

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