Identification Information
Title Pelagic Marine Ecounits - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS)
Description Pelagic Marine Ecounits are intended to describe the sea surface and water column. Two variables were selected to derive pelagic ecounits:1. Salinity and 2. Stratification. The British Columbia Marine Ecological Classification (BCMEC) is a hierarchical classification that delineates Provincial marine areas into Ecozones, Ecoprovinces, Ecoregions and Ecosections. The classification was developed from previous Federal and Provincial marine ecological classifications which were based on 1:2,000,000 scale information. The BCMEC has been developed for marine and coastal planning, resource management and a Provincial marine protected areas strategy. A new, smaller level of classification termed ecounits developed using 1:250,000 scale depth, current, exposure, subsurface relief and substrate was created to verify the larger ecosections, and to delineate their boundaries. British Columbia has been collecting coastal resource data in a systematic and synoptic manner since 1979. Resource inform...
Data Custodian Organization BCGOV FLNRO GeoBC
Date of Data 2004-02-13  (creation)
Resource Status completed
Update Cycle notPlanned
System LRDW
Product Type Feature Type
Contact #1
Contact Name Carol Ogborne
Contact Organization BCGOV FLNRO GeoBC
Email Address
Phone Number 250 952-6557
AccessYes or NoBusiness ImpactComments
1) Is this data freely viewable by the public?Yes  
2) Is this data freely downloadable by the public?Yes  
4) Is this dataset available under the Open Government License of British Columbia?Yes  
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Feature Type Name
Metadata Information
Metadata Date 2013-03-05
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