Data Repositories Specialising in Biological and Ecological Data 


This page lists the key repositories for biological and ecological datasets in the Southern Ocean. In addition to these repositories, much biological and ecological data is held in multi-disciplinary and national Antarctic data centres. 

Acronym Full Name Description
ANTABIF Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility / Provides access to a distributed network of biodiversity databases (e.g., SCARMarBIN)
CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Hosts data that underpin decisions about the management of Antarctic marine life
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility Global repository for biodiversity data
KRILLBASE ICED (Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics) Krill and Salps database A composite dataset of krill and salp observations from around Antarctica
LTER Long Term Ecological Research Network US-based network of long-term ecological research sites
  Ocean Ecology Science Research Portal Links to satellite data from the SEAWiFS, MODIS Aqua and Terra, MERIS, OCTS, CZCS and Aquarius platforms

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