Arctic Ocean Biodiversity
Entry ID: ArcOD

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Summary
Abstract: The Arctic Ocean is unique on Earth in its physical and biological properties. It is the most extreme ocean in regard to the seasonality of light and its year-round existing ice cover. Current knowledge indicates that the Arctic seas hold a multitude of unique life forms highly adapted in their life history, ecology and physiology to the extreme and seasonal conditions of their environment. Our knowledge of what currently lives in the Arctic Ocean is still rudimentary compared to most other regions, due to the logistical challenges imposed by its multiyear ice and inhospitable climate.

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Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 60.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Online Resource: http://www.arcodiv.org


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1956-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Project
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
ARCOD >ARCTIC OCEAN BIODIVERSITY    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Quality
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Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Alaska Ocean Observing System


Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA


Alaska Ocean Observing System, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska - Fairbanks    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.aoos.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROB CERMAK
Phone: (907) 474-7948
Email: cermak at sfos.uaf.edu
Contact Address:
Alaska Ocean Observing System
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757200
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7220
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None


Personnel
ROB CERMAK
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (907) 474-7948
Email: cermak at sfos.uaf.edu
Contact Address:
Alaska Ocean Observing System
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757200
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7220
Country: USA


EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-05
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-07-01

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