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Continental shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Open-File Report 2001-179

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Abstract

A marine sanctuary is an environment where the interests of science and society meet. Sanctuary managers need access to the best scientific data available that describe the environment and environmental processes in sanctuaries. Seafloor mapping and sampling in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary have revealed new details about the geology, morphology, and active geologic processes of this region. Data from sidescan sonar, multibeam sonar bathymetry, physical samples, and instrument moorings, are consolidated with new and existing maps in a geographic information system (GIS). The GIS provides researchers and policymakers a view of the relationship among data sets to assist science studies and to help with economic and social policy-making decisions regarding this protected environment.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Continental shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2001-179
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
HTML Document
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary