The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service: Progress Report.
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
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 its 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.