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Location of Coral Reefs
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ReefBase PacificCoral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific (CRISP)ReefBaseThe WorldFish CenterInternational Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN)
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Location of Coral Reefs

The locations of coral reefs can be displayed using coral reef lines; the extents of coral reefs can be displayed using coral reef polygons. Data was originally provided from the UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Map Library: Global Coral Reef Distribution. This data set was then improved by digitizing coral reef locations from a large number of sources and maps into this final data compilation. Note that some reef locations and land areas are not correctly aligned due to errors in original data.

In addition the Millennium Coral Reef Mapping project (lead researcher Dr. Serge Andréfouët) has provided information on the area, and depth of coral reefs in the Pacific, which can be viewed by zooming in to countries. Reefs are presented here in three depth zones; shallow, mixed reef, deep reef.

Note that Millennium Map data preparation continues for Fiji, Papua New Guinea and small areas of Solomon Islands, therefore the coverage of this data is currently incomplete here.
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Coral Reefs (WCMC)

Identification_Information: 
Citation: 
  Citation_Information: 
	Originator: UNEP-WCMC and The WorldFish Center 
	Publication_Date: 2008 
	Title: Coral Reefs (WCMC) 
	Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: graphic 
	Online_Linkage:  
	Online_Linkage:  
Description: 
  Abstract: 
	The dataset on coral reefs is derived from the UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Map Library: Global Coral Reef Distribution. This dataset was compiled by digitizing coral reef locations from a large number of sources and maps.  
 
  Purpose: 
	Supplemental_Information: 
	Time_Period_of_Content: 
  Time_Period_Information: 
  Single_Date/Time: 
  Calendar_Date: 2008 
  Currentness_Reference: publication date 
  Status: 
	Progress: In work 
	Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually 
  Spatial_Domain: 
	Bounding_Coordinates: 
		West_Bounding_Coordinate: 91.82
		East_Bounding_Coordinate: 238.77
		North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.494583
		South_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.499420
  Keywords: 
	Theme: 
		Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
		Theme_Keyword: Coral Reefs   
		Theme_Keyword: coral reef 
		Theme_Keyword: reefbase 
		Theme_Keyword: WCMC 
	Place: 
		Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
		Place_Keyword: global 
		Place_Keyword: pacific 
  Access_Constraints: None 
  Use_Constraints: 
	This dataset is available for non-commercial purposes, including research, education, presentations, and non-commercial publications. The dataset may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or derivative works for other purposes created without prior, written authorization from the ReefBase Project Leader. When using or publishing any parts of these datasets, proper acknowledgement of ReefBase and original source(s), is required. 


Metadata_Reference_Information: 
    Metadata_Date: 2008 
    Metadata_Contact: 
	Contact_Information: 
		Contact_Organization_Primary: 
		Contact_Organization: WorldFish Center 
		Contact_Person: ReefBase Project 
		Contact_Address: 
		Address_Type: Mailing and physical 
		Address: Jalan Batu Maung, Batu Maung, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia 
		City: Bayan Lepas 
		State_or_Province: Penang 
		Postal_Code: 11960 
		Country: Malaysia 
		Contact_Voice_Telephone: (+60-4) 626-1606 
		Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (+60-4) 626-5530 
		Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: reefbase@cgiar.org 
  Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata 
  Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 



Coral Reefs (Millennium Mapping Project) Identification_Information: Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: IMaRS, Univ. South Florida; P.I.: Dr. Serge Andr�fou�t Publication_Date: 2008 Title: Coral Reefs (Millennium Mapping Project) Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: graphic Online_Linkage: Online_Linkage: Description: Abstract: The Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project (IMaRS, Univ. South Florida; P.I.: Dr. Serge Andr�fou�t), classifies and maps coral reef structures worldwide using Landsat data. This project is funded largely by NASA, and is an international partnership between numerous organizations and experts. Shown here are preliminary datasets of selected areas of coral reef which have been classified by reef depth. The Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project uses a large number of reef types and subtypes in their orginainal classification efforts. In this application in ReefBase, those types have been aggretated into fewer and simpler summaries: Deep Reef, Mixed Reef and Shallow Reef. Purpose: Supplemental_Information: Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Single_Date/Time: Calendar_Date: 2008 Currentness_Reference: publication date Status: Progress: In work Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually Spatial_Domain: Bounding_Coordinates: West_Bounding_Coordinate: 91.82 East_Bounding_Coordinate: 238.77 North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.494583 South_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.499420 Keywords: Theme: Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None Theme_Keyword: Coral Reefs Theme_Keyword: coral reef Theme_Keyword: reefbase Theme_Keyword: Millennium Mapping Place: Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None Place_Keyword: global Place_Keyword: pacific Access_Constraints: None Use_Constraints: This dataset is available for non-commercial purposes, including research, education, presentations, and non-commercial publications. The dataset may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or derivative works for other purposes created without prior, written authorization from the ReefBase Project Leader. When using or publishing any parts of these datasets, proper acknowledgement of ReefBase and original source(s), is required. Metadata_Reference_Information: Metadata_Date: 2008 Metadata_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: WorldFish Center Contact_Person: ReefBase Project Contact_Address: Address_Type: Mailing and physical Address: Jalan Batu Maung, Batu Maung, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia City: Bayan Lepas State_or_Province: Penang Postal_Code: 11960 Country: Malaysia Contact_Voice_Telephone: (+60-4) 626-1606 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (+60-4) 626-5530 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: reefbase@cgiar.org Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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