National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce



DBO sites (red boxes) are

  • regional "hotspot" transect lines and stations located along a latitudinal gradient
  • considered to exhibit high productivity, biodiversity, and overall rates of change

DBO sites will

  • serve as a change detection array for the identification and consistent monitoring of biophysical responses
  • be occupied by national and international entities with shared data plan