Ecoregiones Marinas, (Marine Ecoregions of the World,The Nature Conservancy TNC)

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Metadata file identifier
  • 73f6dbf7-2cdd-11e4-917e-bc5ff4764ffa

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    Language
  • UNKNOWN

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    Contact
    Individual name
  • Dave Smetana

  • Organisation name
  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Contact information
    Phone
    Voice
  • none

  • Address
    Administrative area
  • Virginia

  • Postal code
  • 22203

  • Electronic mail address
  • dsmetana@tnc.org

  • Contact instructions
  • See http://maps.tnc.org

  • Role
  • publisher

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    Metadata date stamp
  • 2008-12-02

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    Metadata standard name
  • ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata

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    Metadata standard version
  • http://metadata.dgiwg.org/ISO19115/ISO19115_v0_7.htm

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    Identification Information
    Citation
    Title
  • Ecoregiones Marinas, (Marine Ecoregions of the World,The Nature Conservancy TNC)

  • Date
    Date
  • 2007-07-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Edition
  • Version 2

  • Cited responsible party
    Organisation name
  • MEOW Working Group (Spalding et al.)

  • Contact information
    Online resource
    Linkage
  • www.nature.org/meow

  • Role
  • originator

  • Other citation details
  • Spalding MD, Fox HE, Allen GR, Davidson N, Ferdaña ZA, Finlayson M, Halpern BS, Jorge MA, Lombana A, Lourie SA, Martin KD, McManus E, Molnar J, Recchia CA, Robertson J (2007) Marine Ecoregions of the World: a bioregionalization of coast and shelf areas. BioScience 57: 573-583

  • Abstract
  • A biogeographic classification of the world's coastal and continental shelf waters following a nested hierarchy of realms, provinces and ecoregions. USERS PLEASE NOTE - shapefile does NOT accurately represent outer MEOW boundaries: As specified in the original publications, the boundaries in this shapefile have been extended out some 200 nautical miles from land (and this buffer is extended to include any additional marine areas less than 200metres in depth which lie beyond this distance). This outer boundary buffer is primarily drawn here to ease visibility of ecoregions in global and regional scale maps. Similarly the inland boundaries of the ecoregions extend far inland - a convention to ensure inclusion of any coastline and estuarine/lagoonal systems which may be derived from different map sources. As specified, the ecoregional classification relates primarily to coast and shelf biotas for which a 200m depth contour is a more accurate indicative boundary. It is therefore not an appropriate use of the data to calculate total ecoregion areas or generate other area or volumetric dependent statistics using these boundaries alone. A version of the shapefile cut to shelf areas will be released on this site by December 2007. TNC users please note: TNC has adopted the Marine Ecoregions of the World as our marine ecoregional boundaries, but in some cases around North America we are using older and slightly different boundaries for ecoregional planning. These other boundaries can be found in the marine ecoregional assessment layer directly below on this page. Download this data at: http://maps.tnc.org/

  • Purpose
  • This classification represents a new work, derived by a team representing various conservation NGOs and acadamics. It is partly derived from existing classifications. The layer provides a geographic framework for a broad range of analyses relating to biodiversity (including measures of condition, threat, and conservation progress) in the marine environment.

  • Credit
  • Spalding MD, Fox HE, Allen GR, Davidson N, Ferdaña ZA, Finlayson M, Halpern BS, Jorge MA, Lombana A, Lourie SA, Martin KD, McManus E, Molnar J, Recchia CA, Robertson J (2007) Marine Ecoregions of the World: a bioregionalization of coast and shelf areas. BioScience 57: 573-583.

  • Point of contact
    Role
  • Point of contact

  • Resource maintenance
    Maintenance and update frequency
  • irregular

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Ecoregion

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Marine

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Realm

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Biogeography

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Ecoregiones

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Marinas

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Biogeografia

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Global

  • Type
  • place

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • World

  • Type
  • place

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Oceans

  • Type
  • place

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Oceanos

  • Type
  • place

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Ecoregion

  • Type
  • stratum

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Shelf

  • Type
  • stratum

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Language
  • eng

  • Environment description
  • Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850

  • Extent
    Geographic element
    West bound longitude
  • -180.000000

  • East bound longitude
  • 180.000000

  • South bound latitude
  • -89.900000

  • North bound latitude
  • 86.919396

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    Data quality information
    Report
    Evaluation method description
  • The general standard used to delineate biogeographic boundaries is that they follow taxonomic (phylogenetic) boundaries, with the finest level (ecoregional) boundaries marking out areas of relatively homogenous species composition. The classification is largely based on existing regional classifications and there is some variance in the approaches used by the original authors although every effort was made to develop an internally consistent report and to reject sources that were not in accord with the definitions developed and presented in Spalding et al 2007.

  • Report
    Evaluation method description
  • Global

  • Lineage
    Process step
    Description
  • Metadata imported.

  • Process step
    Description
  • Dataset copied.

  • Process step
    Description
  • Dataset moved.

  • Process step
    Description
  • Dataset moved.

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    Application schema information
    Schema ASCII
  • <?xml version = '1.0' encoding = 'ISO-8859-1'?> <eainfo> </eainfo>

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