For the more information about water resources in the National Park Service, please visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/water/.
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:
- 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;
- Develop a web-based mapping and database portal to provide access to the data and metadata; and
- 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.
Last Updated: September 17, 2012