New Zealand Marine Environment Classification WTL1

The Marine Environment Classification (MEC), a GIS-based environmental classification of the marine environment of the New Zealand region, is an ecosystem-based spatial framework designed for marine management purposes.

Developed by NIWA with support from the Ministry for the Environment (MfE), Department of Conservation and Ministry of Fisheries, and with contributions from several other stakeholders, the MEC provides a spatial framework for inventories of marine resources, environmental effects assessments, policy development and design of protected area networks. See here for a longer description:

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Additional Info

Field Value
Theme ["geospatial"]
Author National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Maintainer steinmetzt_NIWA
Created 2018-11-12T22:48:04.000Z
Date modified 2019-01-17T20:38:09.000Z
Language English
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180, -57.5055], [180, -57.5055], [180, -23.9566], [-180, -23.9566], [-180, -57.5055]]]}
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Record created November 11, 2020, Last Updated November 11, 2020