A Global Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
Entry ID: AU_grsmpa

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Summary
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.

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Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

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 Government
Online Resource: http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/index.html


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >MINE DRAINAGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING >MARINE PROTECTED AREAS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
OCEANS


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


Keywords
marine protected area
protected areas
ecology
conservation
biodiversity
Arctic
Mediterranean
Northwest Atlantic
Baltic
Caribbean
West Africa
South Atlantic
Central Indian Ocean
Arabian Seas
East Africa
East Asian Seas
South Pacific
Northeast Pacific
Northwest Pacific
Southeast Pacific
Australia
New Zealand
animals
chordates
vertebrates
birds
mammals


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of Environment and Heritage, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ea.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE CONTACT
Phone: 61 (0) 2 6274 1111
Contact Address:
GPO Box 787
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia


Personnel
AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT CONTACT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12

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