Affiliated Projects

Sea Around Us

Sea Around Us is a research initiative at The University of British Columbia which assesses the impact of fisheries on the marine ecosystems of the world and offers mitigating solutions to a range of stakeholders. They present fisheries and fisheries-related data at spatial scales that have ecological and policy relevance, such as by Exclusive Economic Zones, High Seas, or Large Marine Ecosystems.


FishBase is a global biodiversity information system on finfishes with >34,000 fish species (>324,000 common names and >59,000 pictures) compiled from >56,000 references in partnership with >2,300 collaborators. It gathers >800,000 visits monthly. The breadth and depth of information in FishBase, combined with the analytical and graphical tools available in the web, cater to different needs of diverse groups of stakeholders.


SeaLifeBase is a global biodiversity information system inspired by and patterned after FishBase which was created in 2005 [first went online on 2008] to cover non-fish marine organisms. It was built using the highly successful FishBase model and uses the taxonomic structure of the Catalogue of Life, which is itself enhanced by expert-reviewed taxonomic data of the World Register of Marine Species.


AquaMaps is a global species distribution modelling project of FishBase and SeaLifeBase which generates predictive maps of the natural range of aquatic species based on species’ environmental tolerances. Marine AquaMaps went online in 2006 which at present has distribution maps for >25,000 species. Freshwater AquaMaps for the Americas followed in 2007 and has since expanded to cover Africa, Europe and China.


Oak Foundation

Grant awarded to Q-quatics to support Sea Around Us core activities. (2017)

University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia's grant awarded to Q-quatics to support FishBase and SeaLifeBase in improving the coverage of Australian marine biodiversity. (2017)


Grant awarded to Q-quatics to support Sea Around Us research on using reconstructed catches to estimate maximum sustainable yield by marine ecoregions. (2017)

Mundus Maris

Provides scientific and relevant indigenous knowledge and encourages artistic expression about the sea in order to promote its restoration, conservation and sustainable use, to further the study, understanding and respect of aquatic ecosystems and associated biological and cultural diversity. (since 2017)


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a world-wide leading institute on marine research investigating chemical, physical, biological and geological processes of the seafloor, oceans and ocean margins and their interactions with the atmosphere. (2017-2020)


Their pioneering work on polar and marine research as they relate to global climate system exhibits the fascinating scientific challenge of working in the cold and temperate regions of the world. AWI awarded a grant to Q-quatics to improve the coverage of marine biodiversity in the polar and temperate regions. (2018-2021)

Thalassa Foundation

Thalassa meaning “sea” in Greek, is a non profit environmental organisation established in 2013, promoting conservation and sustainability of the Mediterranean, especially in the area of Greece. We are devoted to the preservation of marine habitats through actions and policies ensuring sustainable development. (2019)


The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. It has commissioned Q-quatics to conduct global assessments of a subset of freshwater fishes native to the Philippine for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (2020)

Members of the FishBase Consortium

    Want to keep up with Q-quatics News? Subscribe to our newsletter!

Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. (Q-quatics) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in the Philippines in February 2017 (Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission registration # CN201704543, 09 February 2017; Bureau of Internal Revenue Tax Identification No. 009-556-512, 28 February 2017).