Environment > Ocean

BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS | Plants | Zooplankton | Fish | Mammals | Birds

PHYSICAL ASPECTS | Bathymetry | Nautical Charts | Coastline Change and Sea Level | Water Systems | Circulation |
Temperature and Salinity | General

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BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS

Plants

Arctic Biodiversity Data Service
http://www.abds.is

Part of the Arctic Portal, the ABDS is a repository of Arctic biodiversity data. Resources include mapping services, datasets, graphics and publications from circumpolar contributors.

Arctic Biodiversity Portal
http://caff.is
Part of the Arctic Portal, the Arctic Biodiversity Portal offers monitoring, assessments, strategies, policy, publications, and data related to circumpolar biodiversity.

Seaweeds of Alaska
http://www.seaweedsofalaska.com
Chlorophyta, ochrophyta, and rhodophyta are grouped separately and presented with imagery, descriptions, habitat, and similar taxa information. Other resources include extensive information on seagrasses, lichens, and miscellaneous plants.

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Zooplankton

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Primary Productivity and Nutrient Variability
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/primary_productivity.html
The Arctic Report Card 2011 Update for Primary Productivity and Nutrient Variability discusses phytoplankton blooms in the north-central Chukchi Sea, new satellite remote sensing observations, and melt holes, among others.

NCCOS National Status and Trends Data Portal
http://egisws02.nos.noaa.gov/nsandt
The NCCOS Portal is an interactive application that contains biological, chemical, physical, and toxicological datasets collected from across the United States since 1984.

NOAA Habitat Conservation > Data Mining to Support Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Research in Alaska
http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/protection/corals/deepseacorals/projects/FY11_07.html
A project aiming to review and analyze archived deep-sea video footage and document locations of deep-sea corals in the Aleutian Islands and throughout Alaskan waters. Resources include a coral location and habitat database.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Alaska Coral Species
http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/coral/default.htm  
Alaska coral species page that includes deep sea coral research, a field guide, and legal documents and petitions regarding coral habitats.

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Fish

Arctic Council > CAFF > Arctic Biodiversity Data Service
http://www.abds.is
The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is a repository of Arctic biodiversity data that allows users to explore various topic and layers. Data address various species, stressors, indices and networks.  Maps and dynamic data sets are also available.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > Auke Bay Laboratories Quarterly Research Reports
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Quarterly/CurrentIssue/tocABL.htm
A collection of reports and assessments that includes Auke Bay Groundfish Stock Assesments, as well as ABL, FMA, NMML, and RACE Reports. Further Auke Bay resources include species information, ecosystem monitoring, marine chemistry, and surveys and field studies.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/ABL/EMA/EMA_default.php
Monitoring and assessment programs, with specific projects on the SE Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and the Chukchi Sea Ecosystems, as well as anadromous fish and autonomous underwater vehicles. Further resources include species information, publications, and data and tools.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > Science Center Datasets
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/ABL/EMA/EMA_Datasets.htm  
Datasets within the “Salmonids” and “Environmental Meaurements” categories. Research programs contain abstract, metadata, and status updates.

NOAA Habitat Conservation > Habitat Protection >
Data Mining to Support Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Research in Alaska
http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/protection/corals/deepseacorals/projects/FY11_07.html
North Pacific and Alaska-based project that seeks to review and analyze archived deep-sea video footage and document locations of deep-sea corals in the Aleutian Islands and throughout Alaskan waters and to produce a database containing coral locations and habitat data that can be used in future efforts to model coral habitat in the region. Resources include dataset, maps, reports, and videos.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Alaska Maps, Charts and Regulatory Areas
http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/maps
A wide variety of resources including the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and EFH Designated Species information, the Fish Atlas and steller sea lion protection measures maps, as well as interactive mapping tools.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Alaska Federal Fisheries Management—Sustainable Fisheries Division http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/sustainablefisheries/default.htm
The Division provides information bulletins, catch reports and statistics, fishery stati, analyses and management programs for ensuring sustainable fishery status for Alaska region species. Other resources include IFQ/CDQ reports, effort reports, and fisheries outlooks.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Alaska ShoreZone Coastal Mapping and Imagery
http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/shorezone
The ShoreZone mapping system is a standardized system that catalogs both geomorphic and biological resources. Resources on the site include imagery, maps, metadata, data, reports, and factsheets.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Arctic Fisheries
http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/sustainablefisheries/arctic
Arctic Fisheries provides impact assessments, reports, action and management plans, and analyses for marine species in Alaska and the nearby Arctic region.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Nearshore Fish Atlas of Alaska
http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/habitat/fishatlas/default.htm  
The Fish Atlas Database includes videos, imagery, metadata, habitat descriptions, and publications.

North Pacific Fishery Management Council > Fishery Management Plan for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area
http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/fmp/Arctic/ArcticFMP.pdf

Full text of the 2009 “Fishery Management Plan for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area.”

North Pacific Research Board (NPRB)
http://arctic.nprb.org
NPRB is interested in funding research that will further understanding of the marine ecosystem in the Bering Strait and Arctic Ocean (especially the U.S. Chukchi and Beaufort seas). The first phase of the NPRB Arctic research program involves a synthesis of existing scientific and traditional knowledge of the Arctic marine ecosystem and an identification of research needs to help plan potential, upcoming research programs that may be undertaken in cooperation with other organizations. Resources on the site include projects, program management, news, and science research plans.

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME)
http://www.pame.is

PAME reviews the adequacy of global and regional legal, policy and other measures and is the focal point of the Arctic Council's activities related to the protection and sustainable use of the Arctic marine environment. Resources include a library, publications, data, and biannual work plans.

State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=home.main

ADFG provides access to analyses, reports, management plans, and mainstream species and ecosystem information for Alaska. Further resources include a library and news section.

State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game > Information by Fishery > Statistical Area Charts
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingCommercialByFishery.statmaps
Groundfish and shellfish statistical area charts that have been effective across Alaska since 2009. Additional resources include the Salmon and Shellfish Statistical Area Charts.

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Mammals

Arctic Council > CAFF > Arctic Biodiversity Data Service
http://www.abds.is
The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is a repository of Arctic biodiversity data that allows users to explore various topic and layers. Data address various species, stressors, indices and networks.  Maps and dynamic data sets are also available.

Arctic Ocean Diversity
http://www.arcodiv.org/index.html
Arctic Ocean Biodiversity is a Census of Marine Life project aimed at coordinating research efforts examining the diversity in each of the three major realms: sea ice, water column and sea floor, including fish, mammals & birds. Resources are organized into species, a database, and research, among others.

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Marine Mammals
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/marine_mammals.html
This section of the Arctic Report Card Update for 2012 discusses marine mammal diversity, species richness, and the results from the use of two acoustic recorders, which documented endangered Spitzbergen bowhead whales.

ARCUS Study of Environmental Arctic Change > Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook
http://www.arcus.org/search/siwo
SIWO provides weekly reports from April through June with information on sea ice conditions relevant to walrus in the Northern Bering Sea and southern Chukchi Sea regions of Alaska. Resources on the site include assessments, tracking, and remote sensing data.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > National Marine Mammal Laboratory
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/index.php
NMML conducts research on marine mammals in support of several agencies. Resources include publications, posters, and quarterly reports on specific species and projects in Alaska.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > Publications, Data and Tools
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
AFSC homepage with access to publications, data, and tools, as well as imagery, species information, and programs.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network
http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/strandings.htm
The Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network offers points of contact and instructions for stranding cases, as well as stranding summaries, newsletters, publciations, and regulations.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
AFSC is responsible for research on living marine resources in the coastal oceans off Alaska. In addition to extensive specialized research programs, AFSC resources include data and tools, publications and reports, and species information.  

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > National Marine Mammal Laboratory >
Alaska Ecosystems Program
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/alaska
The Alaska Ecosystems Program conducts research on Steller sea lions and northern fur seals. Resources include recent cruises and reports, quarterly reports, and publications.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > National Marine Mammal Laboratory >
Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/cetacean
CAEP is responsible for conducting studies to assess the status of cetaceans in Alaskan waters. Resources on the site include research projects, publications, quarterly reports, and information by species.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > National Marine Mammal Laboratory >
Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Fur Seals
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/species/index_pin.php
NMML pinniped species database that covers seals, sea lions, and fur seals, among others. Each species page contains stock assessment reports, research, the NMML Education Web, management sites, and imagery.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > National Marine Mammal Laboratory >
Polar Ecosystems Programs
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/polar
The Polar Ecosystems Program conducts research and monitoring on pinnipeds in the Arctic, sub-Arctic, and Antarctic marine ecosystems. Resources include recent cruises and reports, quarterly reports, and publications.

NOAA Fisheries > Office of Protected Resources > Fin Whale http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/finwhale.htm
Fin whale management and resources for Alaska. Species information and habitat, as well as distribution and population trends, are addressed.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Co-Management of Marine Mammals in Alaska http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/comanagement.htm
Co-management agreements, plans, documents and links to committees and commissions that manage various marine mammal species, including whales and seals.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Marine Mammal Entanglement http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/entanglement   
Fact sheets, notification forms, and entanglement information for pinnipeds and whales.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Beluga Whale Research and Reports  http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/whales/beluga/research.htm
Beluga Whale management documents, including satellite maps, stock assessments, and studies for whales in specific regions, including the Beaufort Sea, Bering Sea, Cook Inlet, and Yakutat Bay.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Bowhead Whales http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/whales/bowhead
Bowhead Whale management documents, including reports, assessments, and biological opinions organized into topics such as stock status subsistence whaling, and critical habitat.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Humpback Whales  http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/whales/humpback/default.htm
Humpback whale management documents in categories such as management and recovery, research and monitoring, and ESA Section 7 consultations.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Killer Whales  http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/whales/killerwhales/default.htm
Resources for killer whale management in Alaska that are organized into topics such as research, stock status, and additional information.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Gray Whales
http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/whales/gray/default.htm
Pacific gray whale management resources that include stock reports, surveys, and whale call tracking. Subsistence whaling and viewing guides are also available.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Minke Whales in Alaska http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/whales/minke/default.htm
Stock assessment reports and Minke Whale stock structure in Alaska are presented.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service > Alaska Regional Office > Ringed, Ribbon, Spotted and Bearded Ice Seals
http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/seals/ice.htm
Ringed, Ribbon, Spotted and Bearded Ice Seal resources, including ESA Section 7 documents, status reviews, petitions, and news releases. Further resources are classified by seal species. 

Ocean Biogeographic Information System
http://www.iobis.org
OBIS allows users to search marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans. Additional resources include maps and a library.

State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game > Species Information http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=species.main
Species information by category, including nonnative, special status, and diseases and parasites. Additional resources include the Wildlife Action Plan and links to featured programs, such as Marine Mammal Research.

USGS Alaska Science Center > Biological Resources of Alaska
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/index.php
Biological resources, such as publications and scientific projects that are organized by topic, including ecosystems and habitats, mammals, and technical programs.

USGS Alaska Science Center > Polar Bear Research
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/polar_bears/index.html

Polar Bear research and resources, which include publications, products, and satellite tracking. Additional topic addressed include population dynamics, future status forecasting, and the polar bear- sea ice relationship.

USGS Alaska Science Center > Sea Otter Research and Nearshore Marine Ecology Research
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/nearshore_marine/index.php

Resources for sea otters and other related species. The site contains research, products, population assessments, and the Pacific Nearshore Project.

USGS Alaska Science Center > Walrus Research
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/walrus/index.html
Walrus research resources, including publications, tracking and the Pacific Walrus International Database (PWID), which contains manuals and metadata.

USGS Ocean Biogeographic Information System USA (OBIS-USA)
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
OBIS draws marine data from government, academic, and NGO sources into a searchable database of 84,220 unique taxa and over seven million records that originate from 149 other databases.

World Register of Marine Species
http://www.marinespecies.org
WoRMS seeks to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. The site is a database, with extensive information on taxa, distribution, specimens, and statistics, among others.

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Birds

Arctic Council > CAFF > Arctic Biodiversity Data Service
http://www.abds.is
The Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is a repository of Arctic biodiversity data that allows users to explore various topic and layers. Data address various species, stressors, indices and networks.  Maps and dynamic data sets are also available.
 
GRID-Arendal > Major Global Bird Migration Routes to the Arctic
http://www.grida.no/graphicslib/detail/major-global-bird-migration-routes-to-the-arctic_cfe2
Maps and imagery relevant to the bird species that migrate to Arctic coasts and wetlands.

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
AFSC is responsible for research on living marine resources in the coastal oceans off Alaska. In addition to extensive specialized research programs, AFSC resources include data and tools, publications and reports, and species information.  

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center > Seabird Fishery Interaction Research
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/refm/reem/Seabirds/Default.php   
Fishery Monitoring and Analysis Division supports the world’s largest seabird bycatch monitoring effort through the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program. Resources include ecosystem modeling, manuals, publications, and data products.

Seabirds.net
http://www.seabirds.net
A global seabird information portal with resources such as the Seabird Atlas, the Circumpolar Seabird Data Portal, the Seabird Information Network, and the Seabird Metadata Forum. Further resources include publications, WSU documents and information, and a discussion board.

US Fish and Wildlife Service > Migratory Bird Management > North Pacific Seabird Colony Database
http://alaska.fws.gov/mbsp/mbm/northpacificseabirds/colonies
The Database focuses on 46 species and over 80 million individual seabirds across Alaska and the Russian Far East. In addition to an interactive map and the database, resources include publications, reports and videos.

USGS Alaska Science Center > Seabirds, Foragefish, and Marine Ecosystems Research
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/seabirds_foragefish
Research focuses on the 66 species and over 100 million individual birds that live along Alaska’s coastal and offshore waters. Resources on the site include products such as publications, data, and reports, imagery, and projects.

USGS Alaska Science Center > Banding and Radio Telemetry Program
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/banding
The site presents and explains the Banding and Radio Telemetry Program and provides access to the banding database. Further resources include annual banding summaries and projects.

USGS Alaska Science Center > North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/nppsd
The Database provides databases with metadata, map series for Alaska and North America, products including publications and presentations, and protocols and manuals that address pelagic bird species of the North Pacific.

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PHYSICAL ASPECTS

Bathymetry

International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) > Current Map of Arctic Ocean Bathymetry
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/arctic/currentmap.html
The Map is available in several formats and presents bathymetric and topographic tints for the circumpolar Arctic region.

Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) > Data Resources
http://www.aoos.org/aoos-data-resources
The AOOS Data Resources page presents interactive maps and data tools, such as the Real-time Sensor Map and the Model Explorer and staging and layering data tools, such as the Arctic Data Integration Portal and the AOOS Research Workspace. Regional pages and special projects are also accessible.

NOAA Coastal Services Center > US Interagency Elevation Inventory
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/inventory
The Inventory provides elevation data for the United States. Bathymetric and topographic data are available through data, tools, and training.

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) > International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/arctic
With the goal of developing a digital data base that contains all available bathymetric data north of 64° North, the NGDC Chart allows users to download the IBCAO bathymetric model on an updated grid. Additional resources include publications, meeting reports, technical references and sources, and posters.

NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) > Data Explorer
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer
The NOS Data Explorer Geoportal provides centralized access to distributed NOS geospatial data, tools, applications and services. These include Environmental Sensitivity Index maps, geodetic control benchmarks, and coastal change and analysis data.

NOAA Tides & Currents > Bench Mark Data Sheets—Station Selection > Alaska
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/station_retrieve.shtml?type=Bench Mark Data Sheets&state=Alaska&id1=945&id2=946&id3=949

Benchmark data sheets for Alaska in the present epoch, organized by station name. Each link leads to data and location map.

NOAA Tides & Currents > Superseded Datums—Station Selection > Alaska
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/station_retrieve.shtml?type=Superseded Datums&state=Alaska&id1=945&id2=946&id3=949
Benchmark data sheets for Alaska in the superceded epoch, organized by station name. Each link leads to data and location map.

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Nautical Charts

Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA)
https://www.erma.unh.edu/arctic/erma.html#x=-157.26928&y=70.57612&z=5&layers=12959+12913+12921+12920
ERMA is an interactive map that brings together real-time and static datasets through multi-topic layers that address topics such as bathymetry, marine debris, coastal resources and habitats, and land use and land cover, among others.

NOAA ENC Direct
http://ocs-spatial.ncd.noaa.gov/encdirect/viewer.htm
ENC Direct is an interactive mapping tool of the entire world. Data can be viewed through world, ocean, and raster filters.

NOAA National Ocean Service > Data Explorer Geoportal
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer
The NOS Data Explorer Geoportal provides centralized access to distributed NOS geospatial data, tools, applications and services, on topics such as bathymetry, shoreline data, remotely sensed imagery, and geodetic control benchmarks, among many others. Additional resources include ocean media, news, and data and topic exploration.

NOAA's nowCoast
http://nowcoast.noaa.gov
NowCoast is a mapping tool that uses real-tile coastal observations and NOAA forecasts. Mapping layers include in situ station observations and remote sensor observations, meteorological and oceanographic analyses, model nowcast/forecast guidance, and hazard watches and warnings, among others.

NOAA Office of Coast Survey > Marine Chart Division > Arctic Nautical Charting Plan http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/docs/Arctic_Nautical_Charting_Plan.pdf
Full text of the Arctic Nautical Charting Plan, “A Plan to Support Sustainable Marine Transportation in Alaska and the Arctic.” Content includes maps, imagery, charts, and analyses.

NOAA Office of Coast Survey > The Nation's Nautical Chartmaker
http://noaacoastsurvey.wordpress.com
The Chartmaker is a blog that contains news and articles relevant to the Arctic, Alaska, and Arctic charts and maps.

NOAA Office of Coast Survey > US Maritime Limits & Boundaries
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/mbound.htm
The Office of Coast Survey depicts the territorial sea (12 nautical miles), contiguous zone (24nm), and exclusive economic zone (200nm, plus maritime boundaries with adjacent/opposite countries) on its nautical charts. Resources on the site include GIS products, services and tools, as well as historical products and data portals.

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Coastline Change and Sea Level

International Arctic Science Committee > State of the Arctic Coast 2010: Scientific Review and Outlook
http://www.arcticcoasts.org
The Report is an international initiative to assess the state of Arctic coasts and seeks to assess the impact of environmental and social change on the Arctic coastal zone. The report contains key findings and a thematic assessment of the coastal zone.

NASA ICE Cryospheric Sciences Program
http://ice.nasa.gov
The ICE Cryospheric Sciences Program aims to improve understanding of the cryosphere through long-term aircraft and satellite imagery. Resources on the site include multimedia and data resources, Global Ice Viewer, imagery, and pages dedicated to Ice Sheets and Sea Ice.

NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) > Data Explorer
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer
The NOS Data Explorer Geoportal provides centralized access to distributed NOS geospatial data, tools, applications and services. These include Environmental Sensitivity Index maps, geodetic control benchmarks, and coastal change and analysis data.

NOAA Tides and Currents > Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services > Interactive Map
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov
CO-OPS provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services. Resources on the site include water level and tide real-time information and data, sea level trends, datums, benchmarks, and current, port, and meteorological data and tools.

NOAA Tides and Currents > Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services >
Observational Data Interactive Navigation (ODIN) Map
http://www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/gmap3
The CO-OPS ODIN map allows users to search all tide and current stations across Alaska in detail. Search criteria include currents, datums, meteorological, conductivity, tide predictions, and benchmark sheets queries, among others.

NOAA Tides and Currents > Inundation Analysis Tool
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/inundation
The Inundation Analysis Tool determines the frequency and duration of tides as a result of various phenomena. The data input is 6-minute water level data time series and the output consists of summary statistics, which also provides graphical outputs using three detailed plots.

NOAA Tides and Currents > Tide Data
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/station_retrieve.shtml?type=Tide%20Data&state=
Alaska&id1=945&id2=946&id3=949

A list of all 26 tide stations in Alaska. Links to each station reveal tide data for current 24-hour cycles, as well as a graph of the data.

USGS Data Series 436 > Oblique Aerial Photography of the Arctic Coast of Alaska
- Nulavik to Demarcation Point
- August 7–10, 2006
http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/436
Published report on Nulavik to Demarcation Point aerial photography. The report contains the project survey, relevant figures, imagery, and tables, as well as a metadata folder and the imagery extracted.

USGS Data Series 503 > Oblique Aerial Photography of the Arctic Coast of Alaska
- Cape Sabine to Milne Point
- July 16-19, 2009
http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/503
Published report on Cape Sabine to Milne Point aerial photography. The report contains relevant figures, imagery, tables, and survey information. Additional resources include a metadata folder and the imagery in extracted form.

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Water Systems

Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) > Data Resources
http://www.aoos.org/aoos-data-resources
The AOOS Data Resources page presents interactive maps and data tools, such as the Real-time Sensor Map and the Model Explorer and staging and layering data tools, such as the Arctic Data Integration Portal and the AOOS Research Workspace. Regional pages and special projects are also accessible.

NOAA National Weather Service > Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center
http://aprfc.arh.noaa.gov/index_rivs.php
The Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center addresses issues and data for Alaskan rivers in four categories: Rivers and Hydrology, Precipitation and Weather, Breakup and Ice, and Climate and History.

NOAA Shoreline Data Explorer
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm  
The Shoreline Data Explorer can be especially useful for nautical charts, GIS analysis, and special purpose maps in the coastal zone. The vector shoreline data can be browsed by location or other attributes, as well as special projects. Other shoreline data servers are available.

North Slope Science Catalog (NSSC)
http://catalog.northslope.org
NSSC focuses on data products and project tracking by accessing various databases. In addition to layers and map controls, results are attained through real-time data, a catalogue, and a news section.

USGS National Water Information System > Current Water Data for Alaska
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ak/nwis/rt
The USGS Current Water Data for Alaska includes daily streamflow conditions and real-time statewide streamflow table. Further resources include an interactive current conditions table and customizable time series table.

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Circulation

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Ocean
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/ocean.html#circulation
The Arctic Report Card 2011 Update for the Ocean addresses the annual wind-driven circulation regime for 2011, summer sea surface temperatures, volume and heat oceanic fluxes through the Bering Strait, and sea levels.

Data.gov/Ocean > Regional Planning Efforts > Alaska/Arctic Region
http://www.data.gov/communities/node/237/regionalplanning/alaska-arctic
Arctic and Alaska regional datasets that address numerous region-specific subjects. Resources include coastline atlases, data explorers, planning tools, and maps, among others.

NOAA National Weather Service > Ocean Prediction Center
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov

The Ocean Prediction Center contains various products, including region-specific atlases, maps, and forecasts. Additional resources include product guides and archives, satellite imagery, and GRIB/GRIB2 data for marine weather.

NOAA National Weather Service > Ocean Prediction Center > Alaska-Specific Map
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/UA/Alaska.gif
The Ocean Prediction Center’s Alaska-specific map.

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Temperature and Salinity

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Ocean
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/ocean.html#circulation
The Arctic Report Card 2011 Update for the Ocean addresses the annual wind-driven circulation regime for 2011, summer sea surface temperatures, volume and heat oceanic fluxes through the Bering Strait, and sea levels.

Bering Climate
http://www.beringclimate.noaa.gov
NOAA initiative that is dedicated to the current status of the Bering Sea ecosystem and climate.  Resources on the site include data, essays, projects, science report and regimes, and maps, among others.

NOAA Arctic Wave Glider
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/arctic/glider
Raw wave data and ten minute subsampled data on AWGs, which collect surface temperature measurements during ice-free late summer seasons in the Beaufort Sea.

NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) > Climate Data Record
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/viewer/#app=clim&cfg=cdr&theme=cdr&layers=00001&node=gis
Climate Data Record with global maps, layers, and tools for daily sea surface temperatures. In addition to sea surface temperatures, data is available for sea ice, and anomalies.

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General

Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) > Data Resources
http://www.aoos.org/aoos-data-resources
The AOOS Data Resources page presents interactive maps and data tools, such as the Real-time Sensor Map and the Model Explorer and staging and layering data tools, such as the Arctic Data Integration Portal and the AOOS Research Workspace. Regional pages and special projects are also accessible.

GRID-Arendal > Collection: Vital Arctic Graphics
http://www.grida.no/graphicslib/collection/vital-arctic-graphics
The collection provides access to illustrations and case studies across a variety of disciplines, including Arctic marine areas without protection, Arctic topography and bathymetry, and climate change.

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME)
http://www.pame.is

PAME reviews the adequacy of global and regional legal, policy and other measures and is the focal point of the Arctic Council's activities related to the protection and sustainable use of the Arctic marine environment. Resources include a library, publications, data, and biannual work plans.

Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA)
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/russian-american
RUSALCA is a joint Russian-American census project that includes sampling and instrument deployment in U.S. and Russian territorial waters. Annual cruise reports, videos, and photos are part of the available resources.

USGS Ocean Biogeographic Information System USA (OBIS-USA)
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
OBIS draws marine data from government, academic, and NGO sources into a searchable database of 84,220 unique taxa and over seven million records that originate from 149 other databases.

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OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2011 > The Extent and Controls on Ocean Acidification in the Western Arctic Ocean and Adjacent Continental Shelf Seas
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/report11/ocean_acidification.html
The Arctic Report Card addresses the observation and effects of ocean acidification in the eastern Bering Sea and the Chukchi Sea in 2011.

Ocean Acidification Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/oarc
The Ocean Acidification Research Center focuses on growing acidity in the oceans and its impact on Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The Center’s projects and research are highlighted.

NOAA Fisheries Service > Update on United States Research Activities in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska Relevant to the PICES FUTURE Program
http://www.pices.int/members/scientific_programs/FUTURE/Materials/2010-inter-sessional-FUTURE/Day 1/National Projects/US activities related to FUTURE_2_mundy.pdf
The Update is a 2010 publication that addresses various ecosystem issues in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Concerns addressed include loss of sea ice and the northward displacement of species.

North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
http://www.pices.int
PICES is an intergovernmental scientific organization that promotes and coordinates marine research in the northern North Pacific and adjacent seas. Resources on the site include projects, publications,  and meeting information.

USGS > St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center > Ocean Acidification > Arctic Cruise 2012
http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/ocean-acidification/arcticcruise2012
The webpage of the 2012 Arctic Cruise on Ocean Acidification, it details the cruise through maps, a cruise plan, and a cruise journal.

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