A Global Representative System of Marine Protected AreasEntry ID: AU_grsmpa
Abstract: Four volumes identifying priorities for establishing new marine protected areas
and improving management of existing ones in each of the world's 18 major
marine regions: Antarctica, Arctic, Mediterranean, Northwest Atlantic, Baltic,
Caribbean, West Africa and South Atlantic, Central Indian Ocean, Arabian Seas,
East Africa, and East Asian Seas, South Pacific, Northeast Pacific, Northwest
Pacific, Southeast Pacific and Australia/New Zealand.
Purpose: Recommends priority areas and actions for creation of globally
representative system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
The purpose of the system is to recommend priority areas and actions for
creation of globally representative system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
The primary goal of the NRSMPA is to establish and manage a comprehensive,
adequate and representative system of marine protected areas to contribute to
the long-term ecological viability of marine and estuarine systems, to maintain
ecological processes and systems, and to protect Australia's biological
diversity at all levels.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority; The World Bank; The World Conservation Union
Dataset Title: A Global Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Dataset Publisher: Australian GovernmentOnline Resource: http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/index.html
Quality Four volumes including those on Volume 1 - Antarctic, Mediterranean, Northwest
Atlantic, Northeast Atlantic and Baltic; Volume 2 - the wider Caribbean, West
Africa, and South Atlantic; Volume 3 - Central Indian Ocean, Arabian Seas, East
Africa, and East Asian Seas; Volume 4 - South Pacific, Northeast Pacific,
Northwest Pacific, Southeast Pacific and Australia/New Zealand.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12