GBDB: the official database of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) and the International Palaeontological Association (IPA)
Geobiodiversity Database (GBDB, www.geobiodiversity.com) is an integrated system for the management and analysis of stratigraphical and palaeontological information. It was started in 2006 and has integrated more than 337,660 fossil occurrences from 12,950 sections and 66,113 collections around the world. Several Windows-based visualization and analysis applications have been developed to make the database more useful as a scientific and educational tool. The GBDB became the official databases of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) in 2012 and the International Palaeontological Association (IPA) in 2015, respectively, and will produce comprehensive and authoritative stratigraphical and palaeontological information service for global geoscientists, educators and the public.