CABIN Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is an aquatic biomonitoring program for assessing the health of fresh water ecosystems in Canada. Benthic macroinvertebrates are collected at a site location and their counts are used as an indicator of the health of that water body. CABIN is based on the network of networks approach that promotes inter-agency collaboration and data-sharing to achieve consistent and comparable reporting on fresh water quality and aquatic ecosystem conditions in Canada. The program is maintained by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to support the collection, assessment, reporting and distribution of biological monitoring information. A set of nationally standardized CABIN protocols are used for field collection, laboratory work, and analysis of biological monitoring data. A training program is available to certify participants in the standard protocols. There are two types of sites in the CABIN database (reference and test). Reference sites represent habitats that are closest to “natural” before any human impact. The data from reference sites are used to create reference models that CABIN partners use to evaluate their test sites in an approach known as the Reference Condition Approach (RCA). Using the RCA models, CABIN partners match their test sites to groups of reference sites on similar habitats and compare the observed macroinvertebrate communities. The extent of the differences between the test site communities and the reference site communities allows CABIN partners to estimate the severity of the impacts at those locations. CABIN samples have been collected since 1987 and are organized in the database by study (partner project). The data is delineated by the 11 major drainage areas (MDA) found in Canada and each one has a corresponding study, habitat and benthic invertebrate data file. Links to auxiliary water quality data are provided when available. Visits may be conducted at the same location over time with repeat site visits being identified by identical study name / site code with different dates. All data collected by the federal government is available on Open Data and more partners are adding their data continually. The csv files are updated monthly. Contact the CABIN study authority to request permission to access non open data. 2018-01-01 2018-08-16 Environment and Climate Change Canada ec.cabin.ec@canada.ca Nature and Environmentwater quality; CABIN biomonitoring; benthic invertebratesWater - QualityAssess Toxicity; Manage and Monitor for Environmental Presence of Hazardous Substances and WasteMonitor / Assess Substance and Waste Levels in Air; Water; Soil; BiotaNational (CA)Water quality CABIN (Layer)WMS https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/cabin_ows.asp?VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetCapabilities&SERVICE=wms&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain&layers=CABIN CABIN (Layer)WMS https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/cabin_ows.asp?VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetCapabilities&SERVICE=wms&layers=CABIN&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain Maritime Provinces Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda01_1987-present.csv St. Lawrence Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda02_1987-present.csv Northern Québec and Labrador Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda03_1987-present.csv Southwestern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda04_1987-present.csv Nelson River Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda05_1987-present.csv Western and Northern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda06_1987-present.csv Great Slave Lake Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda07_1987-present.csv Pacific Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda08_1987-present.csv Yukon River Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda09_1987-present.csv Arctic Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda10_1987-present.csv Mississippi River Drainage Area - CABIN study dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_study_data_mda11_1987-present.csv aire_drainage_basins_cabin_rcba.jpgJPG http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/cabin-canadian-aquatic-biomonitoring-network/aire_drainage_basins_cabin_rcba.jpg Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network / Réseau canadien de biosurveillance aquatiqueHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/canadian-aquatic-biomonitoring-network.html National Long-term Water Quality Monitoring Data / Données nationales de monitoring de la qualité de l'eau à long termeHTML http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/67b44816-9764-4609-ace1-68dc1764e9ea?_ga=2.39535968.214379749.1517238659-1750068034.1481721934 Maritime Provinces Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda01_1987-present.csv St. Lawrence Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda02_1987-present.csv Northern Québec and Labrador Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda03_1987-present.csv Southwestern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda04_1987-present.csv Nelson River Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda05_1987-present.csv Western and Northern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda06_1987-present.csv Great Slave Lake Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda07_1987-present.csv Pacific Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda08_1987-present.csv Yukon River Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda09_1987-present.csv Arctic Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda10_1987-present.csv Mississippi River Drainage Area - CABIN habitat dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_habitat_data_mda11_1987-present.csv Maritime Provinces Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda01_1987-present.csv St. Lawrence Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda02_1987-present.csv Northern Québec and Labrador Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda03_1987-present.csv Southwestern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda04_1987-present.csv Nelson River Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda05_1987-present.csv Western and Northern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda06_1987-present.csv Great Slave Lake Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda07_1987-present.csv Pacific Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda08_1987-present.csv Yukon River Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda09_1987-present.csv Arctic Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda10_1987-present.csv Mississippi River Drainage Area - CABIN benthic dataCSV https://cabin-rcba.ec.gc.ca/Cabin/opendata/cabin_benthic_data_mda11_1987-present.csv View ECCC Data Mart (English)HTML http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/cabin-canadian-aquatic-biomonitoring-network View ECCC Data Mart (French)HTML http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/cabin-canadian-aquatic-biomonitoring-network?lang=fr

CABIN Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network

The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is an aquatic biomonitoring program for assessing the health of fresh water ecosystems in Canada. Benthic macroinvertebrates are collected at a site location and their counts are used as an indicator of the health of that water body.
CABIN is based on the network of networks approach that promotes inter-agency collaboration and data-sharing to achieve consistent and comparable reporting on fresh water quality and aquatic ecosystem conditions in Canada. The program is maintained by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to support the collection, assessment, reporting and distribution of biological monitoring information. A set of nationally standardized CABIN protocols are used for field collection, laboratory work, and analysis of biological monitoring data. A training program is available to certify participants in the standard protocols. There are two types of sites in the CABIN database (reference and test). Reference sites represent habitats that are closest to “natural” before any human impact. The data from reference sites are used to create reference models that CABIN partners use to evaluate their test sites in an approach known as the Reference Condition Approach (RCA). Using the RCA models, CABIN partners match their test sites to groups of reference sites on similar habitats and compare the observed macroinvertebrate communities. The extent of the differences between the test site communities and the reference site communities allows CABIN partners to estimate the severity of the impacts at those locations. CABIN samples have been collected since 1987 and are organized in the database by study (partner project).
The data is delineated by the 11 major drainage areas (MDA) found in Canada and each one has a corresponding study, habitat and benthic invertebrate data file. Links to auxiliary water quality data are provided when available. Visits may be conducted at the same location over time with repeat site visits being identified by identical study name / site code with different dates. All data collected by the federal government is available on Open Data and more partners are adding their data continually. The csv files are updated monthly. Contact the CABIN study authority to request permission to access non open data.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
CABIN (Layer) Web Service WMS English Access
CABIN (Layer) Web Service WMS French Access
Maritime Provinces Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
St. Lawrence Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Northern Québec and Labrador Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Southwestern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Nelson River Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Western and Northern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Great Slave Lake Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Pacific Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Yukon River Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Arctic Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Mississippi River Drainage Area - CABIN study data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
aire_drainage_basins_cabin_rcba.jpg Guide JPG English
French
Access
Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network / Réseau canadien de biosurveillance aquatique Guide HTML English
French
Access
National Long-term Water Quality Monitoring Data / Données nationales de monitoring de la qualité de l'eau à long terme Guide HTML English
French
Access
Maritime Provinces Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
St. Lawrence Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Northern Québec and Labrador Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Southwestern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Nelson River Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Western and Northern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Great Slave Lake Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Pacific Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Yukon River Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Arctic Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Mississippi River Drainage Area - CABIN habitat data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Maritime Provinces Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
St. Lawrence Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Northern Québec and Labrador Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Southwestern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Nelson River Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Western and Northern Hudson Bay Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Great Slave Lake Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Pacific Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Yukon River Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Arctic Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Mississippi River Drainage Area - CABIN benthic data Dataset CSV English
French
Access
View ECCC Data Mart (English) Web Service HTML English Access
View ECCC Data Mart (French) Web Service HTML French Access

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