What we do
Where does biodiversity exist in the ocean?
To answer this question, Duke scientists, lead the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL), have endeavored to provide fellow scientists and policy makers with the spatial data and tools to better inform research and decisions about the biodiversity of the world's oceans.
For several decades, Duke University has been a leader in generating, aggregating and distributing biological, ecological and oceanographic data across ocean basins and jurisdictional boundaries. Duke faculty run and are members of various international data platforms and are shaping the conversations on future ocean databases.