A new open access database, Brazilian Marine Biodiversity (BaMBa) ( https://marinebiodiversity.lncc.br
), was developed in order to maintain large datasets from the Brazilian
marine environment. Essentially, any environmental information can be
added to BaMBa. Certified datasets obtained from integrated holistic
studies, comprising physical–chemical parameters, -omics, microbiology,
benthic and fish surveys can be deposited in the new database, enabling
scientific, industrial and governmental policies and actions to be
undertaken on marine resources. There is a significant number of
databases, however BaMBa is the only integrated database resource both
supported by a government initiative and exclusive for marine data.
BaMBa is linked to the Information System on Brazilian Biodiversity
(SiBBr, http://www.sibbr.gov.br/ ) and will offer opportunities for improved governance of marine resources and scientists’ integration.