Global Open Oceans and Deep Seabed (GOODS) Biogeographic Classification

The classification was produced by an international and multidisciplinary group of experts under the auspices of a number of international and intergovernmental organizations as well as governments, and under the ultimate umbrella of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). The classification is intended to provide technical backstopping to planning and policy decisions related to open ocean and deep seabed areas, while paying special attention to not implying the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of authors, sponsors or associated organizations concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. For more information, please contact Dr.Salvatore Arico (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Julian Barbiere (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

A copy of the report is available on the IODE website.