The dataset shows a global map of Shannon’s index of biodiversity, calculated based on data held in the Ocean Biogeograhic Information System (OBIS). OBIS (www.iobis.org) is a global network that integrates marine species distribution data from various sources. OBIS was the data integration component of the Census of Marine Life project (www.coml.org), and is the marine sister-network of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF; www.gbif.org), and the biodiversity data management component of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC; http://ioc-unesco.org/).
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) (2014). Global map of Shannon’s index of biodiversity. Oostende (Belgium): Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). URLs: www.iobis.org/node/214, http://data.unep-wcmc.org/datasets/15