U.S. Marine Protected Areas Boundaries: MPA Inventory

The MPA Inventory is a comprehensive catalog that provides detailed information for existing marine protected areas in the United States. The inventory provides geospatial boundary information (in polygon format) and classification attributes that seek to define the conservation objectives, protection level, governance and related management criteria for all sites in the database. The comprehensive inventory of federal, state and territorial MPA sites provides governments and stakeholders with access to information to make better decisions about the current and future use of place-based conservation. The information also will be used to inform the development of the national system of marine protected areas as required by Executive Order 13158.

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Last Updated June 22, 2019, 02:09
Created June 7, 2017, 22:42
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: These data are publicly accessible and downloadable via http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/dataanalysis/mpainventory/ | Use Constraints: These data are in the Public domain. The data are not to be used for navigation. For more information, see the accuracy section. | Distribution Liability: The MPA Center shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained in this database. These data and related graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and within the limitations of geospatial data in general, and these data in particular."]
bbox-east-long 180
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bbox-south-lat -15.386142
bbox-west-long -180
contact-email mpainventory@noaa.gov
coupled-resource []
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frequency-of-update annually
guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40002
licence ["NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose."]
metadata-date 2019-06-04T13:14:25
metadata-language eng
progress completed
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