Arctic Biodiversity Data Service. Progress report 2013-2015.
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
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"The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS – www.abds.is) is the data-management framework for managing data generated by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Arctic Council working group and it’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). The ABDS is an online, interoperable data management system serving as a focal point and common platform for all CAFF programs and projects as will 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 Arctic wildlife and ecosystems. It will ensure that biodiversity data generated by CAFF are organised to guarantee a lasting legacy in a manner which facilitates: Data discovery and accessibility; Increased understanding; Informed and more rapid decision making; The widest possible exchange of relevant data; Highlight ongoing research; and Improve the visibility of the work of CAFF and its partners. This document reports on progress made in development of the ABDS during 2013-2015."
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