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Gap Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Data

The NOAA Gap Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Data developed a geospatial database for eight National Park units in the Caribbean and Pacific oceans. NOAA conducted a gap analysis for a standard suite of information useful for managing marine resources. The objectives of the project were to:

  1. Identify and synthesize available biological, physical and socioeconomic datasets in a spatial format relevant to marine resource management for each park unit and organize the data into a common GIS geodatabase framework;
  2. Develop a web-based mapping and database portal to provide access to the data and metadata; and
  3. Identify additional data needs (information gaps) to support marine resource monitoring and management.

The data are available on IRMA (see links below) and through a NOAA mapping portal.

Data Links

Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS)

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (KAHO)

Kalaupapa National Historical Park (KALA)

National Park of American Samoa (NPSA)

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (SARI)

Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICR) and Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS)

War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA)

Last Updated: September 17, 2012