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The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.  The world's first comprehensive census of the past, present, and future of life in the oceans was released in October 2010.


NASA OceanColor Chlorophyll

NASA OceanColor Chlorophyll A data



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Download a monthly mapped CHL A 4km HDF file and convert to an ESRI grid with ArcGIS

                File path/name convention: .../Mapped/[aggregation]/[resolution]/[variable]/A[YYYY][Day of Year][YYYY][Day of Year][level]_[satellite]_[variable]_[spatial resolution].bz2

                Conversion example within documentation at Converting HDFs to ArcGIS Rasters
                Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools -> Data Management -> HDF Files -> Extract HDF header 
                Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools -> Conversion -> to ArcGIS Raster -> From HDF SDS -> Convert SDS in HDF to ArcGIS Raster
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