Defining Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) as a contribution to Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs): A Core Task of the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) to Accelerate Integration of Biological Observations in the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)

Frank E Muller-Karger, University of South Florida Tampa, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, Isabel Sousa Pinto, University of Porto, CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal, Mark J. Costello, Jhongli City, Taoyua, Taiwan, James Emmett Duffy, Smithsonian Institution, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Washington, DC, United States, Ward Appeltans, UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Oostende, Belgium, Albert S Fischer, UNESCO Paris, IOC, Paris Cedex 15, France, Gabrielle Canonico, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Eduardo Klein, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, David Obura, CORDIO, Mombasa, Kenya, Enrique Montes, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Jay Pearlman, IEEE, Brest, France and Patricia Miloslavich, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia