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Title: A Global Map of Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems
Url: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/globalmarine
Publisher: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Description: Many people may wonder what happens in the vast stretches of the world's oceans. For some, it is simply a matter of "out of sight, out of mind". Fortunately that is not the attitude at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For one of their latest projects, they decided to estimate and visualize the global impact humans are having on the ocean's ecosystems. Visitors to the site can view the map, learn about the methodology used to create the map, and also read about their datasets. Their findings were also recently reported in Science magazine, and users can view supplementary findings which appeared in that piece. As it stands, this map provides "critical information for evaluating where certain activities can continue with little effect on the oceans, where other activities might need to be stopped or moved to less sensitive areas, and where to focus efforts on protecting the last pristine areas."
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Ocean-atmosphere interaction
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Study and teaching
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Study and teaching -- Observations
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Sea. Marine ecology. Ocean ecology
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Ecology
Social studies
Science -- Informal education
Social studies -- Human behavior
Key Concept: Oceanography
Geography -- Oceans
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Students
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Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: The Regents of the University of California,
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-03-07 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-06-07 11:53:31 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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