This section describes the process of submitting biodiversity data to an IOOS RA portal. The term “biodiversity” is used to describe the abundance and variety of life on Earth. Biodiversity data typically describes observations of the occurence and abundace of different organisms in space and time.
In this context, the term “occurence” indicates observations of the presence or absence of organisms of a particular species at a given place and time. The term “abundance” referes to the count of organisms observered during that occurence.