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The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.  The world's first comprehensive census of the past, present, and future of life in the oceans was released in October 2010.


Layers and Resources


Maritime boundaries of Exclusive Economic Zones


Data that define international borders, maritime boundaries and administrative units.

Page Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase
Global maritime boundaries and exclusive economic zones (EEZ)
Page Global Administrative Areas
Global country and administrative boundaries
Page Large Marine Ecosystems
Large Marine Ecosystems (LME)
Page Longhurst Biogeographical Provinces
This dataset represents a partition of the world oceans into provinces as defined by Longhurst (1995; 1998; 2006)
Page Marine Ecoregions of the World (MEOW)
Global marine realms, provinces, and ecoregions

from Halpern et al (2008), "Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems"

Human Impact

Data about anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems

Page Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems
Global data on human impacts to marine ecosystems

SRTM 30 Plus global elevation dataset

Physical Environment

Base physical environment data

Page Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline (GSHHS)
GSHHS database v1.10
Page ETOPO1 Global Topography
1 arc-minute global topography
Page GEBCO Global Topography
30 arc-second global topography
Page SRTM30_PLUS Global Topography
30 arc-second global topography

from the AVISO Sea Surface Height dataset

Oceanographic Data

Physical and biological oceanographic data

Page AVHRR Sea Surface Temperature
AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder SST data
Page Ocean Primary Productivity
Primary productivity data
Page QuikSCAT Wind
QuikSCAT wind data
Page NASA OceanColor Chlorophyll
NASA OceanColor Chlorophyll A data
Page HYCOM model output
Global HYCOM + NCODA Hindcast data
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