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Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard

"The Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) is a catalog of terms that provides a means for classifying ecological units using a simple, standard format and common terminology (CMECS uses the term 'unit' to refer to any defined entity in the standard at any level of the hierarchy; 'units' include seagrass bed, sand, lagoon, and water mass). CMECS offers a way to organize and interpret data about the marine environment, and it provides a common platform for inter-relating data. It builds upon approaches from published national, regional, and local habitat classification procedures, and it offers an umbrella under which a national coastal and marine ecological classification can grow and evolve."

URI http://bartoc.org/en/node/1077
Titles
  • Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard
  • CMECS
Homepage http://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/publications/cmecs
Languages
  • en
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Address
  • 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Washington
  • 20230
  • United States