ABDS Metadata portal

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Arctic OBIS Ocean Biodiversity Information System

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Arctic GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility

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Data upload Contribute data to the ABDS

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Headline indicator data



Protected Areas

MPA's Modelling Arctic Oceanographic Connectivity


Land Cover Change

ASTI Arctic Species Trend Index

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) data


Pan-Arctic Passive Acoustic Monitoring

CBMP marine monitoring


CBMP freshwater monitoring

CBMP Background

CBMP terrestrial monitoring

CBMP Terrestrial



All boundaries

CAFF Border

High, low and sub-Arctic boundaries

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA)

Find records by country

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Sensitive and protected areas data


Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment AMSA 2C

Protected Areas

Ecologically and Biologically Sensitive Areas (EBSAs)


RT @ArcticCouncil: Many #Arctic migratory bird species are threatened by overharvest and habitat alteration outside the Arctic, especially…
RT @ShilohSchulte: And she is still going! After two weeks in San Francisco, Lindsay spent a month in the Gulf of California, then two week…
RT @ArcticCouncil: This week #COP15 on #biodiversity #ForNature begins. One way we take action on biodiversity #conservation is through @CA
RT @ArcticCouncil: The Bar-tailed Godwit is a super flier! Known to take the longest non-stop flight of any bird: 12K kms, 11 days straight…
Strong winds force godwit migrating from Alaska to New Zealand to turn around https://t.co/thnFGga0d0
Improved coordination of #Arctic #wetlands #research and wetland #monitoring programs are needed to ensure long-ter… https://t.co/KOh4TaB7rR

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