This online map shows and allows users to explore the geographic distribution of CMECS projects, which have been organized into the categories below:
- Mapping Projects – Projects where source data were analyzed or interpreted directly to produce CMECS data from the outset.
- Data Integration Projects – Projects where several existing data were integrated to produce a seamless map or establish historical trends.
- Crosswalks – Projects where existing or new data classified under another system were translated to CMECS.
- Programmatic Implementation – Projects where CMECS is the organizing framework for multiple smaller-scale efforts and data sets.
Users are encouraged to contact these groups to learn how CMECS contributed to their goals and the specific approaches they took.
- Allee, R., J. Kurtz, R. Gould, D. Ko, M. Finkbeiner, and K. Goodin. 2014. “Application of the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard Using Satellite-Derived and Modeled Data Products for Pelagic Habitats in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.” Ocean and Coastal Management. Volume 88. Pages 13 to 20.
- Cochrane, G.R., M.E. Dethier, T.O. Hodson, K.K. Kull, N.E. Golden, A.C. Ritchie, C. Moegling, and R.E. Pacunski. 2015. “Salish Map Series—Admiralty Inlet, Washington.” U.S. Geological Survey. Open-File Report 2015-1073. Page 34.
- Sayre, R.G., D.J. Wright, S.P. Breyer, K.A. Butler, K. Van Graafeiland, M.J. Costello, P.T. Harris, K.L. Goodin, J.M. Guinotte, Z. Basher, M.T. Kavanaugh, P.N. Halpin, M.E. Monaco, N. Cressie, P. Aniello, C.E. Frye, and D. Stephens. 2017. A three-dimensional mapping of the ocean based on environmental data. Oceanography 30(1):90–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.116.
- Enterline, C., I. Ozmon, 2018. Benthic Exploration and Habitat Classification Tools for Building Resiliency in Maine. NOAA Project of Special Merit - NA13NOS4190210 - Final Report. Maine Coastal Program, Maine Department of Marine Resources.
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CMECS User Forum
Connect with the CMECS user community through an online Confluence collaboration forum. This site will allow you to post questions, check on upcoming events, explore implementation strategies used by your peers, and share your successes. A list of the CMECS users is available here and a group email address to reach this group is firstname.lastname@example.org