Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 13 | Number 3 | 2000

Special Issue: Ocean Biogeographic Information System

On the Cover: Biological data off the shelf. Museum specimens, like these fish, represent a considerable source of taxonomically verified information. Photo by Paul Clark, Natural History Museum.
Cover PDF
Volume 13 Issue 03

The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS): An On-line, Worldwide Atlas for Accessing, Modeling and Mapping Marine Biological Data in a Multidimensional Geographic Context
Grassle, J.F. 2000. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS): An on-line, worldwide atlas for accessing, modeling and mapping marine biological data in a multidimensional geographic context. Oceanography 13(3):5–7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.01.

Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms. 2000. Oceanography 13(3):8–9.

Harnessing Museum Resources for the Census of Marine Life: The FISHNET Project
Vieglais, D., E.O. Wiley, C.R. Robins, and A.T. Peterson. 2000. Harnessing museum resources for the Census of Marine Life: The FISHNET Project. Oceanography 13(3):10–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.02.

CephBase: Testing Ideas for Cephalopod and Other Species-Level Databases
Wood, J.W., C.L. Day, P. Lee, and R.K. O’Dor. 2000. CephBase: Testing ideas for cephalopod and other species-level databases. Oceanography 13(3):14–20, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.03.

Where Are All the Data?
Paterson, G., G. Boxshall, N. Thomson, and C. Hussey. 2000. Where are all the data? Oceanography 13(3):21–24, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.04.

Development of a Dynamic Biogeographic Information System for the Gulf of Maine
Tsontos, V.M., and D.A. Kiefer. 2000. Development of a dynamic biogeographic information system for the Gulf of Maine. Oceanography 13(3):25–30, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.05.

Planning for OBIS: Examining Relationships with Existing National and International Biodiversity Information Systems
Fornwall, M. 2000. Planning for OBIS: Examining relationships with existing national and international biodiversity information systems. Oceanography 13(3):31–38, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.06.

H-OBIS: A Historical Dimension to the Ocean Biogeographical Information System
Starkey, D.J., P. Holm, T. Smith, R. Francis, and H. Rozwadowski. 2000. H-OBIS: A historical dimension to the Ocean Biogeographical Information System. Oceanography 13(3):39–40, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.07.

The Pacific Ocean and Global OBIS: A New Zealand Perspective
Gordon, D.P. 2000. The Pacific Ocean and Global OBIS: A New Zealand perspective. Oceanography 13(3):41–47, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.08.

Developing Species Information Systems: The European Register of Marine Species (ERMS)
Costello, M.J. 2000. Developing species information systems: The European Register of Marine Species (ERMS). Oceanography 13(3):48–55, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.09.

The Synthesis of Dynamic and Historical Data on Marine Populations and Communities: Putting Dynamics Into the Ocean Biogeographical Information System (OBIS)
Myers, R.A. 2000. The synthesis of dynamic and historical data on marine populations and communities: Putting dynamics into the Ocean Biogeographical Information System (OBIS). Oceanography 13(3):56–59, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.10.

Biological Data and Metadata Initiatives at CSIRO Marine Research, Australia, With Implications for the Design of OBIS
Rees, T., and K. Finney. 2000. Biological data and metadata initiatives at CSIRO Marine Research, Australia, with implications for the design of OBIS. Oceanography 13(3):60–65, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.11.

Electronic Atlas of Sea Anemones: An OBIS Pilot Project
Fautin, D.G. 2000. Electronic atlas of sea anemones: An OBIS pilot project. Oceanography 13(3):66–69, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.12.

World-wide Ocean Optics Database (WOOD)
Smart, J.H. 2000. World-wide Ocean Optics Database (WOOD). Oceanography 13(3):70–74, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.13.

MARBID: NOAA/NMSF's (US) Marine Biodiversity Database
Mickevich, M.F., and B.B. Collette. 2000. MARBID: NOAA/NMSF’s (US) Marine Biodiversity Database. Oceanography 13(3):75–78, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.14.


Opportunities and Challenges for Mexico-U.S. Cooperation in Ocean Sciences
Ayala-Castañares, A., and R.A. Knox. 2000. Opportunities and challenges for Mexico-U.S. cooperation in ocean sciences. Oceanography 13(3):79–82, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.15.

Geological Perturbations and Consequences of Extreme and Unexpected Phenomena in the Ocean
Syvitski, J.P.M. 2000. Geological perturbations and consequences of extreme and unexpected phenomena in the ocean. Oceanography 13(3):83–84, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.16.

Impact of Extreme River Events on the Coastal Ocean
Imran, J., and J.P.M. Syvitski. 2000. Impact of extreme river events on the coastal ocean. Oceanography 13(3):85–92, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.17.

A Perfect Storm: Formation and Potential for Preservation of Storm Beds on the Continental Shelf
Wiberg, P. 2000. A perfect storm: Formation and potential for preservation of storm beds on the continental shelf. Oceanography 13(3):93–99, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.18.

Icebergs and Iceberg Rafted Detritus (IRD) in the North Atlantic: Facts and Assumptions
Andrews, J.T. 2000. Icebergs and iceberg rafted detritus (IRD) in the North Atlantic: Facts and assumptions. Oceanography 13(3):100–108, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.19.

On the Dynamics of Subaqueous Debris Flows
Elverhøi, A., C.B. Harbitz, P. Dimakis, D. Mohrig, J. Marr, and G. Parker. 2000. On the dynamics of subaqueous debris flows. Oceanography 13(3):109–117, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.20.


Spinrad, R.W. 2000. Quarterdeck. Oceanography 13(3):2, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.21.

Yoder, J. 2000. President’s column: A new term starts. Oceanography 13(3):3, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.22.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Let's Begin With Some Questions
McManus, D.A. 2000. In the oceanography classroom: Let’s begin with some questions. Oceanography 13(3):118–119, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.23.

BOOK REVIEW • The Restless Sea: Exploring the World Beneath the Waves
McManus, D.A. 2000. Review of The Restless Sea: Exploring the World Beneath the Waves, by R. Kunzig. Oceanography 13(3):120–121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.24.

BOOK REVIEW • The History of American Deep Submersible Operations
Palmer, H. 2000. Review of The History of American Deep Submersible Operations, by W. Forman. Oceanography 13(3):122, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.25.

Special Issue Guest Editors

J. Frederick Grassle, Rutgers University


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation