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Monthly mean salinity from Bedford Institute of Oceanography North Atlantic Model (BNAM) results were averaged over 1990 to 2015 period to create monthly mean climatology for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, which can be considered as a representation of the climatological state of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. The BNAM model is eddy-resolving, NEMO-based ice-ocean coupled North Atlantic Ocean model developed at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) to support DFO monitoring programs. The data available here is monthly climatology for eight selected depths (surface, 110 m, 156 m, 222 m, 318 m, 541 m, 1062 m, bottom) in 1/12 degree spatial resolution. The data for each month from 1990 until present for the entire model domain ( 8°–75°N latitude and 100°W–30°E longitude) and various depths is available upon request.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 21, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB PNG ESRI REST
Keywords:  Oceans
Federal

Monthly mean currents from Bedford Institute of Oceanography North Atlantic Model (BNAM) results were averaged over 1990 to 2015 period to create monthly mean climatology for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, which can be considered as a representation of the climatological state of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. The BNAM model is eddy-resolving, NEMO-based ice-ocean coupled North Atlantic Ocean model developed at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) to support DFO monitoring programs. The data available here is monthly climatology for eight selected depths (surface, 110 m, 156 m, 222 m, 318 m, 541 m, 1062 m, bottom) in 1/12 degree spatial resolution. The data for each month from 1990 until present for the entire model domain ( 8°–75°N latitude and 100°W–30°E longitude) and various depths is available upon request.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 21, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: XLSX FGDB/GDB ESRI REST PDF
Keywords:  Oceans
Federal

Monthly mean temperature from Bedford Institute of Oceanography North Atlantic Model (BNAM) results were averaged over 1990 to 2015 period to create monthly mean climatology for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, which can be considered as a representation of the climatological state of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. The BNAM model is eddy-resolving, NEMO-based ice-ocean coupled North Atlantic Ocean model developed at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) to support DFO monitoring programs. The data available here is monthly climatology for eight selected depths (surface, 110 m, 156 m, 222 m, 318 m, 541 m, 1062 m, bottom) in 1/12 degree spatial resolution. The data for each month from 1990 until present for the entire model domain ( 8°–75°N latitude and 100°W–30°E longitude) and various depths is available upon request.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 21, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB PNG ESRI REST
Keywords:  Oceans
Federal

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The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) NONNA-100 Bathymetric Data products are NOT FOR NAVIGATIONAL USE. Under the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations 1995 made pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act (2001), notwithstanding exceptions, vessels navigating in Canadian waters must carry and use nautical charts and related publications issued by, or on the authority of, the Canadian Hydrographic Service. To obtain official navigational products please see: www.charts.gc.ca

For bathymetry outside of Canada’s jurisdiction, please consult the appropriate Hydrographic Office. ----- PRODUCT DESCRIPTION -----

The CHS NONNA-100 products represent bathymetric data intended for non-navigational use.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 11, 2018
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: WMS PDF KML ESRI REST ZIP
Keywords:  Bathymetry, Depth, Hydrography
Federal

From August 5th to September 3rd, 2012, Fisheries and Oceans Canada conducted a baseline survey of marine fishes and their habitats on the Canadian Beaufort Shelf and slope. Sampling was conducted from the F/V Frosti at 28 stations along four transects. Standardized sampling was conducted at pre-determined depth stations (20-40, 75, 200, 350, 500, 750, and 1000 m) using a variety of sampling equipment including benthic fishing trawls, plankton nets, sediment cores, and CTD and water sample profiles. A specialized CTD probe (UCTD) was deployed at an additional 30 locations while the ship was underway.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: May 8, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Beam Trawls, Field Surveys, Myoxocephalus sp, Pleuronectidae, Animal Ecology and Behavior, Arthropods, Chelicerates, Amphipods, Copepods
Federal

Sponge reefs are constructed by hexactinellid (glass) sponges of the Order Hexactinosida. The sponges trap fine sediments, and over centuries of sponge growth and sediment trapping, form large bioherms or reef mounds. Glass sponge reefs are unique habitats found along the Pacific coast of Canada and the United States and they have significant historic, ecological, and economic value. They link benthic and pelagic environments by playing important roles in filtration and carbon and nitrogen processing, and acting as silica sinks.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Jul. 1, 2018
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST
Keywords:  British Columbia, Howe Sound, Strait of Georgia, Hecate Strait, Queen Charlotte Sound, Georgia Basin, Queen Charlotte Basin, Holocene, Sponge Reefs
Federal

The contaminants in fish database is a compilation of contaminant data analysed from fish tissue at the Fresh Water Institute from 1970 to 2005. Data include lab number, region, analysis, organs, species, lake, form (whole fish, headon dressed, headless dressed), weight, and length and contaminant concentrations. Total mercury was the predominant contaminant measured. Results were expressed as ppm or ppb based on the parameter analyzed.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Feb. 19, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Earth Science > Agriculture > Agricultural Chemicals > Pesticides, Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Ecotoxicology, EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND, EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM, Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Contaminants, Earth Science > Oceans, Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Water Quality/Water Chemistry > Contaminants, Aquatic ecosystems, Arctic ecosystems
Federal

This dataset contains the abundance (per m2) and the biomass (mg dry per m2) of macrofauna (> = 500um) in eelgrass and adjacent bare soft sediments, collected at sites in the Atlantic of Nova Scotia from 2009 to 2013.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 17, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Earth Science > Biological Classification, Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems, Earth Science > Oceans, North Atlantic Ocean > Scotian Shelf, Aquatic ecosystems, Biological diversity, Coastal waters
Federal

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Air quality indicators track ambient concentrations of fine particulate matter, ground-level ozone, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and volatile organic compounds at the national, regional and urban levels and at local monitoring stations. The national and regional indicators are presented with their corresponding Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standard when available. Canadians are exposed to air pollutants on a daily basis, and this exposure can cause adverse health and environmental effects.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 31, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: WMS CSV HTML ESRI REST KMZ
Keywords:  environmental indicators; air and climate; air quality; ambient levels; air pollutants; sulphur dioxide; concentrations; monitoring stations, Air, Observation/Measurement, Monitoring Station, Assess Toxicity; Manage and Monitor for Environmental Presence of Hazardous Substances and Waste, Monitor / Assess Substance and Waste Levels in Air; Water; Soil; Biota, National (CA), Environmental indicators, Air quality
Federal

This dataset displays the geographic areas within which critical habitat for species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) occurs in British Columbia. However, not all of the area within these boundaries is necessarily critical habitat. To precisely define what constitutes critical habitat for a particular species it is essential that this geo-spatial information be considered in conjunction with complementary information provided in a species’ recovery document. Recovery documents are available from the Species at Risk (SAR) Public Registry (http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca).

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 8, 2015
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: WMS ESRI REST
Keywords:  Critical, Habitat, Species at Risk, British Columbia, Nature and Biodiversity - Habitat, Species, Protect Species Well-Being, Develop Species Recovery / Management / Conservation Plans, British Columbia (BC)
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