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A monitoring framework for the National Marine Sanctuary System
  • Published Date:
    2004
Filetype[PDF - 1.67 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management., Sanctuary Programs Division.
  • Description:
    Synopsis -- Introd. -- The expanding role of monitoring -- Other constituencies -- Approach -- Ecosystem framework -- System questions -- Design process -- Requirements phase -- Protocols phase -- Observing phase -- Information management -- Strategy for implementation -- Development workshops -- Partnerships and coordination -- Oversight and review -- Conclusion Appendix 1: Definitions of selected terms used in this document -- Appendix 2: Organizations, programs, and acronyms mentioned in this document -- Appendix 3: Legislative history of science in the National Marine Sanctuary Program.

    Describes new system-wide approach to monitoring 14 U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries, to ensure prompt data flow to those responsible for managing and protecting resources in the ocean and coastal zone and those that study the sanctuaries' ecosystems. The System-Wide Monitoring (SWiM) provides: a design process for monitoring that can be applied at many spatial scales and to many types of resources; a reporting strategy to help evaluation of status and trends in protected resources and activities that affect them; and, a way to integrate information from partnering monitoring efforts.

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