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CMECS Crosswalk Tool

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

Translates existing benthic habitat data sets to the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS). Users can then create a file geodatabase containing CMECS component feature layers.

 Aquaculture application: The Crosswalk Tool classifies benthic habitat for users to export categorized data, and import into a GIS to assist with aquaculture screening and siting.

Contributing PartnersNOAA OCM
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