Arctic Biodiversity Data Service

24 September 2015
The goal of the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is to facilitate access, integration, analysis and display of biodiversity information for scientists, practitioners, managers, policy makers and others working to understand, conserve and manage the Arctic's wildlife and ecosystems.

The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) is the data-management framework for managing data generated via the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and its Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP). It is an online, interoperable data-management system that will serve as a focal point and common platform for all CAFF programs and projects as well as be a dynamic source for up-to-date circumpolar Arctic biodiversity information and emerging trends.

The goal of the ABDS is to facilitate access, integration, analysis and display of biodiversity information for scientists, practitioners, managers, policy makers and others working to understand, conserve and manage the Arctic's wildlife and ecosystems.

“The development of the ABDS is a core CAFF project,” said Reidar Hindrum, CAFF’s Norwegian Chair. “It will ensure that biodiversity data generated by CAFF are organized and available to guarantee a lasting legacy of all our hard work.”

Learn more about the ABDS and access data holdings: www.abds.is or directly visit CAFF’s GeoNetwork: http://geo.abds.is/geonetwork/srv/eng/catalog.search#/home

Image: Avian biodiversity in the Arctic. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, 2013.