CMECS has been designed to be a dynamic content standard; that is, it will be periodically updated to reflect the best science and the needs of the coastal management communities. The framework of a dynamic standard process has been developed to receive input from researchers and users of the standard and to accomplish modifications to CMECS. While many aspects of this process are still being developed, the process has, and will continue to have, these standard characteristics:
The CMECS Implementation Group has developed an on-line tool for capturing proposed changes and additions to the CMECS standard. Users are encouraged to visit the CMECS Catalog web site to make their suggestions. Proposed changes to CMECS will be evaluated for future updates of the standard.