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Collaborative Project with the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre. Zach Ferdaña Chris Bruce Dan Kelly Jay Odell The Nature Conservancy. Marine Boundary Working Group Arlington, VA December 15, 2009. Overview. Overview Ecoregional approach Pilot project aims December update.

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Collaborative project with the multipurpose marine cadastre

Collaborative Project with the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

Zach Ferdaña

Chris Bruce

Dan Kelly

Jay Odell

The Nature Conservancy

Marine Boundary Working Group

Arlington, VA

December 15, 2009


Overview

Overview

  • Overview

  • Ecoregional approach

  • Pilot project aims

  • December update


Marine ecoregional assessment process

Marine Ecoregional Assessment Process

  • identify conservation features

  • gather available information

  • set conservation goals

  • identify impacts and human uses

  • develop initial priority scenarios using decision support tools

  • evaluate results with experts

  • develop final priority conservation areas and alternative scenarios

  • Products:

  • spatial database

  • decision support

  • site priorities


Northwest atlantic marine ecoregion

Northwest Atlantic Marine ecoregion


Collaborative project with the multipurpose marine cadastre

Contributing to the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

Aim #1

Work with the MMC to define and characterize the Marine Habitat and Biodiversity data theme


Collaborative project with the multipurpose marine cadastre

Contributing to the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

Aim #2

Determine and categorize what biodiversity features to include in the MMC


Collaborative project with the multipurpose marine cadastre

Contributing to the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

Aim #3

Define data standards and a peer review process


Collaborative project with the multipurpose marine cadastre

Contributing to the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

Aim #4

Implement Marine Habitat and Biodiversity information


Collaborative project with the multipurpose marine cadastre

Contributing to the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

Aim #5

Share lessons learned and develop a process from these pilot projects


December update

December update

  • December update

  • Defined biodiversity and categorized features

  • Submitted benthic habitat data

  • Initiated peer review process


Zach ferda a senior marine conservation planner zferdana@tnc org

Questions?

The Nature Conservancy– nature.org/marine

Zach Ferdaña, Senior Marine Conservation Planner

[email protected]


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