Global Ocean Health Index (OHI) Assessments

entry, Regulatory

figureThe Global Ocean Health Index measures performance of ten societal goals for healthy oceans on a quantitative scale of increasing health from 0 to 100, and combines these scores into a single Index score, for each country and globally. The Global Ocean Health Index involves synthesizing highly heterogeneous information from nearly one hundred sources. Data from each source are formatted and used to calculate Index scores using freely available coding and version control software. One of the goals of the project is to make all their data and methods available to anyone who wants to further explore the results or use the data for other projects.

Mineral dust aerosols and associated radiative effects

Aeolian, entry

figureSize-structured mineral dust aerosols and associated radiative effects produced by four different atmospheric transport models. The study draws on observational data on dust abundance, in situ measurements of dust optical properties and size distribution, and climate and atmospheric chemical transport model simulations of atmospheric dust concentrations.

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)

Carbon cycle, entry

figureThe Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT) is a synthesis activity for quality-controlled, surface ocean fCO₂ (fugacity of carbon dioxide) observations by the international marine carbon research community (>100 contributors). It has over 20 million fCO₂ measurements .

Continuous Global Mangrove Forest Cover for the 21st century (CGMFC-21)

entry, Habitat

figureA global database of mangrove forest cover at high spatial and temporal resolutions that has been used to monitor mangrove cover at the global, national and protected area scales. Several databases including the Global Forest Change database, the Terrestrial Ecosystems of the World database, and the Mangrove Forests of the World database were used to extract the mangrove forest cover.

Jellyfish Database Initiative (JeDI)

entry, Zooplankton

figureThe Jellyfish Database Initiative (JeDI) is a scientifically-coordinated global database dedicated to gelatinous zooplankton (members of the Cnidaria, Ctenophora and Thaliacea) and associated environmental data. The open-access database was designed for all researchers, media, and public to use as a current and future research tool. The database holds 476,000 quantitative, categorical, presence-absence and presence only records of gelatinous zooplankton spanning the past four centuries (1790-2011) assembled from a variety of published and unpublished sources. Gelatinous zooplankton data are reported to species level, where identified, but taxonomic information on phylum, family and order are reported for all records.

World Ocean Atlas 2013 (WOA13)

entry, Hydrography, Macronutrients, Oxygen

figureWorld Ocean Atlas 2013 version 2 (WOA13 V2) is a set of objectively analyzed (1° grid) climatological fields of in situ temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, Apparent Oxygen Utilization (AOU), percent oxygen saturation, phosphate, silicate, and nitrate at standard depth levels for annual, seasonal, and monthly compositing periods for the World Ocean.