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Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS)

Region(s) of Study: U.S. States and Territories

Use this database to browse the CMECS classification and to get definitions for individual CMECS Units for water column, geoform, substrate, and biotic components. This database contains the units that were published in the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard.

Aquaculture Application: National framework for organizing information on the physical, biological, and chemical data that are collectively used to define coastal and marine ecosystems.

Contributing Partners: IOCM

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