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D7.2 – Data Management Plan for the Rif Field Station

D7.2 cover 150x150Integrating Activities for Advanced Communities
D7.2- DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE Rif FIELD STATION

Project No.730938 INTERACT

Rif Field Station Ecosystem Monitoring

RIF cover 150x150Rif Field Station Ecosystem MonitoringRif Field Station Ecosystem MonitoringFreshwater and Terrestrial Monitoring Plan
May 2018

Developed with the direction of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) as part of INTERACT Work Package 7

Work Package 7: Improving and harmonizing biodiversity monitoring workshop report

WP7 cover 1 150x150Work Package 7: Improving and harmonizing biodiversity monitoring International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
Aarhus University, Copenhagen, April 25-26, 2018

Work Package 7: Improving and harmonizing biodiversity monitoring workshop report

WP7 report 2019 150x150Work Package 7: Improving and harmonizing biodiversity monitoring International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
Raufarhöfn, June 11-12, 2019

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: United States, 2019

190903 US thumbnailA 2019 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in the United States.

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Norway, 2019

190903 NORWAY ThumbnailA 2019 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Norway.

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Iceland, 2019

190903 ICELAND ThumbnailA 2019 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Iceland.

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Canada, 2019

190903 CANADA ThumbnailA 2019 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Canada.

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Greenland, 2019

190903 GREENLAND ThumbnailA 2019 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Greenland.

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: References

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Report, references

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: State of Arctic Freshwater Monitoring

State of Arctic Biodiversity Freshwater Biodiversity Report, state of Arctic freshwater biodiveristy Monitoring chapter

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Freshwater Biodiversity Synthesis

State of Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report, freshwater biodiversity synthesis chapter.

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Fish

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report, fish chapter

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Benthic Macroinvertebrates

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report, benthic macroinvertebrates chapter.

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Zooplankton

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report, zooplankton chapter

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Macrophytes

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report, macrophytes chapter

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Plankton

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report, plankton chapter

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Algae from Benthic Samples

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report, Algae from benthic samples chapter.

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Status and Trends

State of Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report Status and trends chapter containing algae, plankton, macrophytes, zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrate, and fish.

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Drivers of Change in Arctic Freshwaters

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: drivers of change in Arctic freshwaters chapter

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Introduction

Introduction to the State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report.

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Executive Summary

Executive Summary of the State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report: Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements for the State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report.

Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan

The Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (Coastal Monitoring Plan) is the fourth and final circumpolar biodiversity monitoring plan to be completed under the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). The Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan is a long-term, integrated, multi-disciplinary, circumpolar plan that relies on science and Traditional Knowledge to monitor changes occuring in Arctic coastal biodiveristy and has direct and relevant application for communities, industry, governments, and other users.

Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (Arctic SDI): Progress Report 2019

This document provides an update on activities pertaining to the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure, May 2019.

Arctic Biodiversity Data Service: Progress Report 2017-2019

ABDS 2017 2019Progress report on CAFF's activities on the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) 2017-2019.

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring

The State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report (SAFBR), is a product of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) Freshwater Group of the Arctic Councils Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group. The SAFBR provides a synthesis of the state of knowledge about biodiversity in Arctic freshwater ecosystems (e.g., lakes, rivers, and associated wetlands), identifying detectable changes and important gaps in our ability to assess biodiversity across a number of Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs; see Box 1): fish, benthic macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, planktonic algae, diatoms (algae), and macrophytes. The overall goal of the SAFBR is to assess the current status and trends of freshwater biodiversity of FECs across the Arctic on a circumpolar scale.

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Coastal Expert Monitoring Group and Nordic Workshop Report Tromsø, Norway, January 9-10, 2018

This is the workshop report for the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Coastal Expert Monitoring Group and Nordic Workshop, Tromsø, Norway, January 9-10, 2018.

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Strategic Plan: 2018-2021

CBMP StrategicPlan 2018 2021The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program's (CBMP) Strategic Plan is intended to explain the overarching goals of the CBMP for the period 2018-2021, and to outline actions to deliver on those goals. It will guide the management of the program and help ensure the programs continued relevance to the needs of the Arctic States, Permanent Participants, scientific and Arctic communities, and other partners.

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) Coastal Expert Workshop Meeting Report, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., October 11-13, 2017

Proceedings report of the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group's expert workshop in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., October 11-13, 2017.

Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan  Annual Report 2017 and Work Plan 2018

This report describes the progress over the past year to implement the CBMP Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan and the workplan for the year ahead.

Marine Fishes of the Arctic Region Volume 1

Marine Fishes of the Arctic Region is intended for all who do research in and monitoring of marine eco­systems in the Arctic. It presents accounts for 205 species with maps of global distribution and descriptions of morphology and habitat, as well as a photographic identification guide. Information on 24 other species present only in the fringes of the Arctic Region or taxonomically problematic is given in the introductions to the fish families. As the Arctic continues to warm, more cold-temperate species are expected to enter the region and the distribution of true Arctic species will likely retract as the area of ice-covered cold water shrinks. The maps in this atlas can be used to compare future changes in distributions. The identification guide will be particu­larly helpful for identifying cold-water species, since fewer identification tools are available for this group of fishes.

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Greenland, 2017

A 2017 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Greenland.

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Canada, 2017

A 2017 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Canada.

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Norway, 2017

A 2017 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Norway.

INTERACT WP7 Improving and harmonizing biodiversity monitoring Rif workshop report

Interact WP7 reportcoverThe International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
is an EU funded initiative working towards building capacity to help identify, understand,
predict and respond to environmental changes across the Arctic.
INTERACT Work Package (WP) 7 Improving and harmonizing biodiversity monitoring is led
by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Arctic Council Working Group. The
overall goal of WP7 is to test the circumpolar Freshwater and Terrestrial Arctic biodiversity
monitoring plans of CAFFs cornerstone program, the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring
Program (CBMP), at INTERACT stations.
The goal of the CBMP monitoring plans is to harmonize and integrate efforts to monitor the
Arctic's living resources through a network of scientists, governments, Indigenous
organizations, and conservation groups. Through this harmonization and integration, the
monitoring plans facilitate more rapid detection, communication, and response to the
significant pressures affecting the circumpolar world.

Arctic Freshwater Monitoring Plan Annual Report 2016

This report describes the progress over the past year to implement the CBMP Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan.

Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Iceland, 2015-2016

A 2015-2016 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Iceland.

Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Kingdom of Denmark, 2015-2016

A 2015-2016 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in the Kingdom of Denmark.  

Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Canada, 2015-2016

A 2015-2016 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Canada. 

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) Coastal Expert Workshop Meeting Report, Ottawa, Canada, February 29-March 3, 2016

The full proceedings report of the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group's expert workshop in Ottawa, Canada, Feb. 29- March 3, 2016

Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Annual Report 2016: Annual report on the implementation of the CBMP's Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan

This report describes the progress towards implementation of the CBMP-Marine Plan in 2016 and a work plan for the coming year.

Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: Sweden, 2015-2016

A 2016 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Sweden. 

Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan Implementation: USA, 2015-2016

A 2016 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in the USA. 

A 2015 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Norway.  

A 2015 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Iceland. 

This atlas and guide presents results of the Russian American Long-Term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) fish investigations conducted by bottom trawl in the Pacific Arctic region northward from Bering Strait. Species accounts provide documentation of the biodiversity and geographic distribution baselines with maps supported by citation of voucher specimens, catch records, and literature; habitat and morphological descriptions; and remarks on taxonomic issues with implications from DNA barcoding. Pages of fish photographs with labeled features are grouped separately in an identification guide. 

The proceedings of the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group's expert workshop in Ottawa, Canada, Feb. 29- March 3, 2016. The following document provides a summary of the workshop activities and outcomes, and will be followed by a more complete Workshop Report.

This report describes the progress over the past year to implement the CBMP Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan.

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Norway.

This background paper outlines how the CBMP's Coastal Plan will be created and develops a framework for integrated and cost-effective monitoring of Arctic coastal biodiversity.

A 2015 update on the implementation of the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Canada.  

This document summarizes the work of the Bering Sea Sub-Network (BSSN) II project, which provided a means for remote Indigenous villages around the Bering Sea to communicate their observations about the environment and subsistence harvest.

This report summarizes the initial set of satellite data products included in the CAFF Land Cover Change (LCC) Initiative. The LCC Initiative has been developed to harness the potential of remote sensing for use in Arctic biodiversity monitoring and assessment activities. 

A circumpolar plan to monitor seabird populations, created by CAFF's CBird Expert Group as part of the marine component of CAFF's Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program.

This report describes the progress towards implementation of the CBMP-Terrestrial Plan in 2014 and a work plan for the coming year  

This report describes the progress towards implementation of the CBMP-Marine Plan in 2014 and a work plan for the coming year 

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in the Kingdom of Denmark.  

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in the USA.  

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Sweden.  

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Canada.

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Iceland.  

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in the USA. 

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Norway. 

A 2014 update on the implementation of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan in Canada.

Mise en oeuvre du plan de surveillance de la biodiversité marine dans lArctique : mise à jour au Canada en 2012

A progress report of the Land Cover Change Index, an initiative to create a framework to harness remote sensing potential for use in Arctic biodiversity monitoring and assessment activities. This document reports on progress made in Phase 1 of this initiative 2013-2015.

An update on the activities and actions surrounding the implementation of the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS).

A progress report to the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, Iqaluit, Canada, April 2015 on CAFF's traditional knowledge and community-based monitoring work.

This report describes the progress that has been made in 2014 to implement the CBMP Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan.

The Canadian Arctic Marine Biodiversity Plan (Canadian Marine Plan) is the Canadian contribution to the Arctic Council Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan.

The overall objective of the Canadian Arctic Marine Biodiversity Plan (Canadian Marine Plan) is to improve our ability to detect and understand the causes of long-term changes in the structure and function of Canadian arctic marine ecosystems. The Canadian Marine Plan integrates existing scientific and community-based marine biodiversity data and information. 

A brochure describing the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). 

Implementation of the CBMP-Marine Plan began in late 2011, and this report describes the progress that has been made during the second year of implementation (2013).

This document details the background, purpose, development, structure and outcomes of the CBMP Terrestrial Steering Group meeting in Akureyri, Iceland February 2014 to implement the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan.

A brochure highlighting the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP)

This report describes the progress made since December 2012, when implementation of the CBMP-Freshwater Plan began.

This document identifies marine benthos monitoring possibilities amongst Atlantic Arctic nations by identifying time- and cost-effective possibilities.

 

 

Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan: scientific poster

This scientific poster, intended for presentations at conferences and meetings, provides an overview of the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan, including key management questions, benefits, and approach.

List of Marine Fishes of the Arctic Region Annotated with Common Names and Zoogeographic Characterizations

This document details a list of Arctic marine fishes with geographical characterizations (e.g., arctic, arctic-boreal, boreal). The list contains the most common or officially recommended names in English, French, Norwegian and Russian.

This edition is being used by the CBMPMarine Fish Expert Network as a baseline document which will be revised form time to time to add new species, as they are discovered in the arctic region, and new languages.

The CBMP Terrestrial Expert Monitoring Group (CBMP-TEMG) has developed the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (CBMP-Terrestrial Plan/the Plan) as the framework for coordinated, long-term Arctic terrestrial biodiversity monitoring. The goal of the CBMP-Terrestrial Plan is to improve the collective ability of Arctic traditional knowledge (TK) holders, northern communities, and scientists to detect, understand and report on long-term change in Arctic terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity.

This next generation CBMP strategic plan will focus on continuing to implement those strategies while allowing for greater emphasis on interpretation, integration and communication of biodiversity information resulting from the CBMP Monitoring Plans. This plan outlines ongoing efforts to establish and maintain steering groups to implement the monitoring plans and manage and provide that information for ongoing and future assessments of Arctic biodiversity.

This scientific poster, intended for presentations at conferences and meetings, provides an overview of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan, including the key questions, benefits, and approach.


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