World Wildlife Fund Marine Ecoregions

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: World Wildlife Fund
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 20130601
Title: World Wildlife Fund Marine Ecoregions
Edition: 2013
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data & Maps for ArcGIS®
Issue_Identification: 2013 - World, Europe, and United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Esri
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \world\data
Description:
Abstract:
World Wildlife Fund Marine Ecoregions represents global marine ecoregions. Ecoregions are defined as relatively large areas of land or water in the world containing a characteristic set of natural communities that share a large majority of their species, dynamics, and environmental conditions. This data set contains the marine ecoregions of the Global 200. Global 200 ecoregions are a collection of the Earth's most outstanding and diverse terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats where the Earth's biological wealth is most distinctive and rich, where its loss will be most severely felt, and we must protect if we are to preserve the web of life. For more information, contact <http://www.worldwildlife.org>.
Purpose:
World Wildlife Fund Marine Ecoregions provides a global view of marine ecoregions defined by the World Wildlife Fund Conservation Science Program 2001, and can be used for geographic display.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:50,000,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2001
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.999955
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.999964
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 82.806018
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.855218
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: ecoregions
Theme_Keyword: ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: species richness
Theme_Keyword: species endemism
Theme_Keyword: ecological
Theme_Keyword: evolutionary
Theme_Keyword: habitat
Theme_Keyword: global rarity
Theme_Keyword: biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: global 200
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: biota
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: World
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2001
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Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: ArcGIS Content Team
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Address: 380 New York Street
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Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; Esri ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

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Logical_Consistency_Report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then imported into a file geodatabase to verify, validate, and if needed repair the geometry.
Completeness_Report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The positional accuracy is not known.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: World Wildlife Fund
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: World Wildlife Fund Conservation Science Program 2001
Edition: 2001
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC, USA
Publisher: World Wildlife Fund
Other_Citation_Details:
Cited in reference sections, on maps, or on databases with the full citation: Olson, D.M., E. Dinerstein, E.D. Wikramanayake, N.D. Burgess, G.V.N. Powell, E.C. Underwood, J.A. D'Amico, H.E. Strand, J.C. Morrison, C.J. Loucks, T.F. Allnutt, J.F. Lamoreux, T.H. Ricketts, I. Itoua, W.W. Wettengel, Y. Kura, P. Hedao, and K. Kassem. 2001. Terrestrial ecoregions of the world: A new map of life on Earth. BioScience 51(11):933-938.
Sherman, K. and T. Laughlin. 1992. The large marine ecosystem (LME) concept and its application to regional marine resources management. Marine Conservation Development Reports, Gland, Switzerland.
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2001
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: World Wildlife Fund
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
We began by accepting the biogeographic realms of Pielou (1979) and Udvardy (1975) and modifying the biome systems of Dinerstein et al. (1995) and Ricketts et al. (1999). We then consulted existing global maps of floristic or zoogeographic provinces, global and regional maps of units based on the distribution of selected groups of plants and animals, the world's biotic province maps, and global maps of broad vegetation types. These were useful for evaluating the extent of realms and biomes, the first two tiers in our hierarchical classification.
We then identified published regional classification systems to be used as a baseline for ecoregion boundaries. Data and consultations from regional experts were also important for final ecoregion delineations.
Process_Date: 2001
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: World Wildlife Fund
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Downloaded the data set from World Wildlife Fund's FTP site. Removed excess attributes. Adjusted order of attributes. Made field names match World Wildlife Fund Terrestrial Ecoregions'. Renamed the data set. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices. Converted the data set to SDC.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: World Wildlife Fund
Process_Date: 20021017
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Reduced the attribute width of G200_REGION. Created regions reducing the features from 48 to 43.
Process_Date: 20050211

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 43

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000009
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000009
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: wwf_mar
Entity_Type_Definition:
The polygons represent global marine ecoregions defined as relatively large areas of water in the world that share a large majority of their species, dynamics, and environmental conditions.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ObjectID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G200_REGIO
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the Global 200 ecoregion that this ecoregion is a part of. If there is no name the ecoregion is not a Global 200 ecoregion.
Attribute_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (blank)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Global 200 Region.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Esri
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Name
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Names for the features.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G200_BIOME
Attribute_Definition:
The biome of the Global 200 region that the ecoregion is a component of. Occasionally a Global 200 region is made up of ecoregions of different biomes. In this case, for a particular ecoregion, the G200_BIOME may be different from the original biome.
Attribute_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Global 200 Biome.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Esri
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 22
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Polar.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 23
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Temperate Shelf and Seas.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 24
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Temperate Upwelling.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 25
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tropical Upwelling.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 26
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tropical Coral.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G200_NUM
Attribute_Definition: The unique number identifying Global 200 ecoregions.
Attribute_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Global 200 Number.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Esri
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unique numbers for the features.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: World Wildlife Fund

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