Global resources

The evolving list on this page identifies global marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, updated on a quarterly basis. Information or ‘metadata’ on each dataset is also provided, indicating the source, type, access and uses of each. Use the filters below to explore the list.

Download the full set of detailed metadata sheets accompanying this resource from the UNEP-WCMC website.

For metadata relevant to specific locations, please visit our list of regional and national resources.

We welcome new additions!

Do you have an online resource related to ocean conservation and management? Submit it here.

We are aiming to update this website with new entries on a quarterly basis.