[Coral-List] Public comment period on FGDC Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standards

Karsten Shein Karsten.Shein at noaa.gov
Fri Nov 19 10:26:27 EST 2010

Came across this and thought it might be of interest to coral-listers.  
There is currently (until December 13) a public comment period from the 
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) on a draft Coastal and Marine 
Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS).  According to the website, 
"It provides a uniform protocol for identifying, characterizing and 
naming ecological units in support of monitoring, protection, and 
restoration of unique biotic assemblages, protected species, critical 
habitat, and important ecosystem components."

More information, including a link to the draft document, can be found 
The draft document is at: 
And comments are submitted at: <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/22G2S67>


*Karsten Shein, Ph.D.*
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