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    View service showing administrative units for states in the Arctic SDI.

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    The map shows the distribution area of North East Arctic Saithe.

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    The map shows the distribution of Greenland Halibut.\\nLatin name: Reinhardtius hippoglossoides\\nFamily: Pleuronectidae (Flounder Family)\\nDistribution: Along the edge of the UK sector of Franz Josef Land, and in deeper areas of the Barents Sea\\nSpawning Area: Mainly along the edge between Vesterålen and Spitsbergen\\nSpawning Season: Winter\\nCharacteristics: An Arctic fish species that is rarely observed.

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    Carbonate in surface sediments.

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    The map shows the distribution of Greenland shark. Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is a large shark in family Somniosidae that can be the size of the largest white sharks. It is the haisort in the world who live far north of the Arctic waters, especially in the seas between Greenland and Iceland, at 200-600 m depth

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    AROME-Arctic is a convection-permitting deterministic atmosphere ensemble model covering Svalbard, the Norwegian and Barents Seas. It is run in operational routine at Meteorologisk institutt (MET Norway). The model code is the same framework as MEPS; based on HARMONIE cy38h1.2. HARMONIE (Hirlam Aladin Regional/Meso-scale Operational NWP In Europe) is a cooperation including Meteo-France and their Aladin partners, the Hirlam group and also ECMWF with their IFS (Integrated Forecasting System) model. HARMONIE-AROME is a particular configuration of the Harmonie system suited for the highest resolutions. The version currently used is based on cycle 38h1.2. This model version is described in Muller et al. (2017). A major upgrade from cy38h1.2 to cy40h1.1 for AROME-Arctic is planned by 3rd quarter 2017. Cy40h1.1 is described by Bengtsson et al. (2017) and the most important change is a new treatment of the turbulent processes giving less low clouds and fog in the latest model version. AROME-Arctic has horizontal resolution of 2.5 km and has 65 vertical levels. It is ran up to 66 hours four times daily (00,06,12,18) with three-hourly cycling for data assimilation (3D-VAR). Lateral boundary data is from ECMWF HRES. The model system is routinely evaluated against observed weather and quarterly summaries for Norway are published at https://met.no/Forskning/Publikasjoner/MET_info/ From termin time (00, 06, 12 and 18UTC) we use XXhr and XXminutes to receive and process all available observations, approximately XX minutes to run the AROME-Arctic system on the High Performance Computer capacity and the rest of the time to post-process forecast parameters further and process and distribute all data.

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    A WMS containing shadow reliefs of the ocean depths that also cover northern polar regions. Data from GEBCO_08 Grid, version 20100927, http://www.gebco.net, and the Mareano project, http://www.mareano.no. The grid from Mareano is more up-to-date and also usually closer to Norwegian land areas or in Arctic areas. It is being continually expanded under the auspices of the Mareano project. (http://www.mareano.no/start) * The terrain models are based on modern depth measurements by the use of multi-beam echosounders. * The terrain models are based on the average depth value in the area. The area which this data covers is the seabed along the coast of Northern Norway, north of 67 degrees north, and the parts of the ocean west in the Norwegian Sea. The coverage is limited to the areas which have been measured with modern equipment, that is, multi-beam echosounders. The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) aims to provide the most authoritative, publicly-available bathymetry data sets for the world’s oceans. GEBCO operates under the auspices of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The latest version of their grid is from 2014, a global 30 arc-second interval grid. Their one arc-minute interval grid was last updated in 2008. (Source in Norwegian: https://www.gebco.net/data_and_products/gridded_bathymetry_data/) Data from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean – IBCAO (netsite: www.ibcao.org). Only useful for background information. Reference: Jakobsson, M., Macnab, R., Mayer, M., Anderson, R., Edwards, M., Hatzky, J., Schenke, H-W., and Johnson, P., 2008, An improved bathymetric portrayal of the Arctic Ocean: Implications for ocean modeling and geological, geophysical and oceanographic analyses, v. 35, L07602, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2008GL033520

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    The map shows the distribution of White whale. Latin: Delphinapterus leucas. White whales are found in most arctic and sub arctic waters, including the Arctic Ocean and its adjacent seas. However, their distribution is somewhat disjointed in that they are virtually nonexistent in the Greenland Sea. A small, southern population of white whales resides in the St Lawrence River in Canada. In Svalbard, white whales exhibit a tightly coastal distribution, never leaving the near-shore waters of the Archipelago.

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    The map shows the distribution of Harbour seal. Latin name: Phoca vitulina. Family: Phocidae. Distribution: Sub Arctic waters along the east and west coasts of both the North Atlantic and north Pacific. In Norway they occur in colonies along the Norwegian mainland coast and on Prins Karls Forland in Svalbard. The harbour seals occur mainly in nearshore areas that are protected against wave action.

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    The map shows the distribution of Narwhal. Latin: Monodon monoceros The distribution of narwhal is largely confined to the North Atlantic region. They are most numerous in the eastern Canadian Arctic and along the coasts of Greenland. They also occur in the northern parts of Svalbard and the Franz Josef Land Archipelagos.