Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network 

Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network

The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is a collaborative network, managed by ECCC, for the biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystem health using standardized protocols and web accessible tools.

Services et renseignements

Services and information


Overview of what CABIN is, why biomonitoring is used, how CABIN is managed.

Benefits of CABIN 

Learn about the benefits of CABIN and advantages of using benthic macroinvertebrates.


Look for data on the Open Government portal or if you are a network participant, log in to the CABIN database.


Locate CABIN sampling sites across the country using the Open Maps Viewer.

Training and certification

Nationally-standardized training for professionals and citizens. Locate your closest field course.

CABIN resources

Resources developed by ECCC to assist network participants in the application of CABIN projects (field techniques video, manuals, field sheets, checklists and quick reference guides).

Other resources

Resources relevant to the biological monitoring produced by CABIN partners (CABIN related research papers, reports, videos, links).

News, updates and events

From program updates to upcoming events, here you can stay informed.

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