The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) has developed the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) as the data management framework for data from CBMP and other CAFF initiatives

As part of this work to help increase visibility of and access to data CAFF has partnered with the Global Biodiversity Information facility (GBIF) and UNESCOs  Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)

Some of the first datasets from the ABDS are now being harvesting by GBIF and OBIS who are making these data discoverable and accessible via their systems 

One of the first datasets to be made available in this manner is the Arctic Species Trend Index (ASTI) developed by the CBMP. This index tracks trends in over 300 Arctic vertebrate species and comprises the Arctic component of the Living Planet Index.

The ASTI datasets can be found on the following links:

Further CAFF datasets are being made available for harvest by GBIF and OBIS and can be found here


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