Arctic Ocean diversity (ArcOD)

The Arctic Ocean Biodiversity project is building a centralized database of species level distribution in the Arctic Ocean in order to catalog the species found there. To do this, ArcOD staff consolidate datasets from scientific investigators' notebooks and publications.

arctic ocean biodiversity sampling sitesWhere the data goes

ArcOD creates the datasets and associated metadata (details about each dataset) and pass both to us to process. Once we have ingested it into our Data Warehouse (added meta tags to support IOOS core variables, among other value added changes) the datasets are available for the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to harvest so they may deliver the data through their national web portals.

Metadata and data download links

Key: B=benthos, O=birds, F=fish, I=ice, P=plankton

ArcOD Data Table

Link to metadata folder for these datasets.


ArcOD
Code
Metadata Title Data (Archive) Status Records (estim#)

2005B1

Canada Basin Megabenthos 2002

2006/0000016

Posted
(Apr '08)

177

2005O2

Alaska Murrelet

2007/0000027

Posted
(May '08)

21

2006B1 (formerly 2007A1)

Benthic Amphipods Greenland

2007/0000025

Posted
(May '09)

4872

2006B2

Benthos Eurasian Arctic Polerstern 1990

2006/0000012

Posted(V3)
(May '09)

266

2006B3

ZINRAS Arctic Benthos

2008/0000004

Posted (Nov '10)

17920

2006B4

Chukchi Sea Benthos, 1976

2006/0000021

Posted
(May '08)

1809

2006B7

Fram Strait Polychaeta (IPOE), 1994-1995

2007/0000024

Posted(V2)
(Apr '09)

567

2006B8

Fram Strait Benthos (IPOE), 1991

2007/0000035

Posted(V2)
(Apr '09)

481

2006I1

Sea Ice Meiofauna Canada Basin, 2002

2007/0000004

Posted
(May '08)

40

2006P1

Chukchi Sea Zooplankton, 1953-1954

2007/0000031

Posted(V3)
(Apr '09)

1910

2006P2

Zooplankton Bering Strait Tiglax 1991

2009/0000010

Posted
(Dec '09)

1271

2006P3

Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (NOGAP)1984-1985

2006/0000023

Posted
(May '08)

8058

2006P4

Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (NOGAP), 1987

2007/0000005

Posted
(May '08)

9366

2006P5

Western Arctic Ocean Zooplankton, 1997-1998

2007/0000013

Posted(V2)
(Feb '10)

7847

2006P6

Barents Sea Zooplankton 1998-1999 ALV transect

2011/0000002

Posted
(Feb '11)

508

2006P7

Barents Sea Zooplankton 1998-1999 ALV vertical

2011/0000003

Posted
(Feb '11)

1500

2006P8

Barents Sea Zooplankton (FAMIZ), 2001

2007/0000036

Posted
(May '08)

455

2006P9

Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (NOGAP), 1986

2007/0000012

Posted
(Apr '08)

11090

2007B2

Benthos Chirikov Basin 1986 and 2002

2009/0000002

Posted
(Dec '09)

3435

2007B3

Barents Sea Benthos, 1991

2007/0000026

Posted
(May '08)

11

2007B4

Benthos Fram Strait, 1985

2010/0000013

Posted
(Jan '10)

960

2007B5

Benthic Foraminifera Denmark Strait

2010/0000014

Posted
(Jan '10)

261

2007F1

Western Arctic Fish (Museum Collection) 1850

2006/0000024

Posted (Oct '10)

v2. 9329

2007I1

Ice Amphipods Calm Bay 1994

2010/0000001

Posted
(Jan '10)

11

2007I2

Ice Fauna Frobisher Bay 1981-1982

2010/0000002

Posted
(Jan '10)

289

2007I3

Ice Amphipods Fram Strait (IPOE) 1994, 1995 and 1997

2010/0000003

Posted
(Jan '10)

66

2007I4

Ice Diatoms Arctic Basin 1977, 1980

2010/0000072

Posted
(Dec 2010)

24

2007P1

Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (CASES) 2003-2004

2007/0000028

Posted(V2)
(Apr '09)

4207

2007P3

Canada Basin Zooplankton (Ocean Exploration), 2002

2007/0000014

Posted(V3)
(Feb '10)

2326

2007P4

Laptev Sea and Nansen Basin Zooplankton, 1993

2007/0000030

Posted(V2)
(Apr '09)

6639

2007P5

White Sea Zooplankton, 2001-2003

2007/0000029

Posted
(May '08)

12499

2007P6

Arctic Ocean Phytoplankton, 1993-2003

2009/0000008

Posted
(Dec '09)

37325

2007P7

Ice Fauna Fram Strait (IPOE) 1994, 1995 and 1997

2010/0000004

Posted
(Jan '10)

498

2008B2

Macrobenthos Chukchi Sea, 1986

2011/0000004

Posted
(Feb 15 '11)

2451

2008B4

Macrobenthos and Meiobenthos Tuktoyaktuk Harbor and Mason Bay 1985-1988 NOGAP

2011/0000006

Posted
(Feb '11)

3036

2008B5

Barents Sea Sipuncula 1997-2006

2010/0000073

Posted
(Jan '11)

199

2008B6

Megabenthos-Epibenthos Greenland, 1993

2010/0000060

Posted
(Oct '10)

682

2008B8

Benthic Microalgae Chukchi Sea, 1972

2011/0000008

Posted
(Feb '11)

1680

2008I1

Ice Amphipods Svalbard, 2000

2009/0000004

Posted
(Apr '09)

7

2008I2

Ice Amphipods Canada Basin

2009/0000005

Posted
(May '09)

9

2008I3

Ice Zooplankton Beaufort Sea

2009/0000006

Posted
(May '09)

32

2008I4

Ice Algae Barents Sea

2009/0000007

Posted
(Dec '09)

36

2008I5

Sea Ice Nematodes

2009/0000011

Posted
(Dec '09)

32

2008P1

Chukchi/Bering Sea Zooplankton (ISHTAR), 1985-1989

2008/0000008

Posted
(Oct '08)

37218

2008P2

Beaufort Sea Zooplankton , 1971

2009/0000009

Posted
(Dec '09)

1247

2008P3

Arctic non-copepod Zooplankton T3 Ice Island 1966-1967

2009/0000012

Posted

2255

2008P4

Arctic Copepods T-3 Ice Islands 1966-1969

2009/0000013

Posted

16635

2008P5

Arctic Copepods T-3 Ice Islands 1970-1972

2009/0000019

Posted

6999

2008P6

Kara Sea Zooplankton, 1997, 1999-20010

2010/0000069

Posted

10687

2008P7

Zooplankton Central Arctic Basin, 1975, 1976, 1977

2010/0000074

Posted
(Feb 2011)

9139

2008P8

Zooplankton Nearshore Beaufort Sea, 1978-1980

2010/0000059

Posted
(Oct '10)

207

2008P9

Phytoplankton Frobisher Bay, 1980-1981

2010/0000055

Posted
(Sept '10)

144

2008P10

Zooplankton Abundances White Sea 1972

2010/0000070

Posted
(Feb '11)

5191

2009B2

Macrobenthos Lomonossov Ridge 1995-1998

2010/0000019

Posted
(Feb '10)

1677

2009B4

Greenland macrobenthos 2006

2011/0000007

Posted
(Feb '10)

597

2009B5

Greenland Macrobenthos Young Sound, 1996

2011/0000008

Posted
(Feb '10)

241

2009I1

Barrow Ice Meiofauna, 2005-2006

2010/0000020

Posted
(Mar '10)

695

2009B1

Zoobenthos Beaufort Sea, 1971-1975

2010/0000066

Posted (Nov' 2010)

2212

2009B3

Arctic Ocean Bryozoa

2010/0000015

Posted
(Mar' 10)

113

2009P1

Arctic Ocean Ostracoda

2010/0000018

Posted
(Feb '10)

3619

2009P2

Zooplankton Point Barrow Chukchi Sea, 1972

2011/0000001

Posted 1/24/2011

1043

2009P3

Zooplankton of the Cape Bathurst and North Water polynyas, and Lancaster Sound, 2007

2010/0000021

Posted
(Mar '10)

3345

2009P4

Chukchi Bering Sea Zooplankton 1992 Mirai

2010/0000068

Posted (Nov '10)

1313

2009P6

Zooplankton Eastern Arctic Ocean Polarstern, 1995-1998

2011/0000005

Posted (Mar '11)

14041

2009P9

Archives of the Arctic Seas Zooplankton

2010/0000065

Posted (Nov '10)

45748

 

Resources

  • Arctic Ocean Diversity website
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) website
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) website
  • Search the data by Genus, Species, or Collection Code from the ArcOD search page
  • Link directly to the to all the ArcOD data, metadata, and descriptions of steps performed to ingest the data into the AOOS Data Warehouse via the Data Portal.
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