Antarctic marine and terrestrial biodiversity data is widely scattered, patchy and often not readily accessible. In many cases the data is in danger of being irretrievably lost. Biodiversity.aq establishes and supports a distributed system of interoperable databases, giving easy access through a single internet portal to a set of resources relevant to research, conservation and management pertaining to Antarctic biodiversity.
biodiversity.aq provides access to both marine and terrestrial Antarctic biodiversity data.
We have now released an initial version of the ANTABIF Data Portal, which consolidates biodiversity data (taxonomy and occurrence) accessible through the SCAR-MarBIN (marine) or EBA's Antarctic Biodiversity (terrestrial and limnetic) websites.