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Maps and informational graphics in this gallery were created by the Census of Marine Life Mapping and Visualization Team and other Census groups where noted. Non-commercial use by permission.

The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.  The world's first comprehensive census of the past, present, and future of life in the oceans was released in October 2010.


Census Footprints


From sampling microbes to tagging predators as they cross the Pacific, Census project have created a new portrait of the past, present and future of our oceans. The map shows the study regions of projects that spanned the globe.




Maps for the Census

Blue Marble Globes

Geographic Information Systems for Marine Science

The Floor of the PacificThe Mapping and Visualization team developed computational techniques that have allowed Census scientists to analyze and prepare their data. As the Census has moved towards it's conclusion, the Team has produced information graphics and maps for books and journal articles. 





Cartography for Census Partners

The team created maps of the spots visited by the Galatee Film Studios team as they created the film OceansLook at the map up close.

Galatee filming location map

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