Marine Ecosections - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS)

Marine Ecosections - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS) Marine Ecosection classification for coastal and offshore British Columbia. The Marine Ecosections are: Johnstone Strait; Continental Slope; Dixon Entrance; Hecate Strait; Queen Charlotte Strait; Juan de Fuca Strait; North Coast Fjords; Queen Charlotte Sound; Strait of Georgia; Subarctic Pacific; Transitional Pacific; and Vancouver Island Shelf. 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. CRIMS is a legacy dataset of BC coastal resource data that was acquired in a systematic and synoptic manner from 1979 and was intermittently updated throughout the years. Resource information was collected in nine study areas using a peer-reviewed provincial Resource Information Standards Committee consisting of DFO Fishery Officers, First Nations, and other subject matter experts. There are currently no plans to update this legacy data. 2020-12-10 Government of British Columbia GeoBCInfo@gov.bc.ca Nature and EnvironmentCanadaecological classificationecologymarinemarine ecosectionoceanographyGovernment information BC Geographic Warehouse Custom DownloadHTML https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/marine-ecosections-coastal-resource-information-management-system-crims/resource/0a9a8ee1-18ec-4b78-a8a1-b7d11f79c34f KML Network LinkKML https://openmaps.gov.bc.ca/kml/geo/layers/whse_wildlife_management.crims_marine_ecosection_loader.kml Marine Ecosections - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS)WMS https://openmaps.gov.bc.ca/geo/pub/WHSE_WILDLIFE_MANAGEMENT.CRIMS_MARINE_ECOSECTION/ows?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&layers=pub:WHSE_WILDLIFE_MANAGEMENT.CRIMS_MARINE_ECOSECTION&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain Marine Ecosections - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS)WMS https://openmaps.gov.bc.ca/geo/pub/WHSE_WILDLIFE_MANAGEMENT.CRIMS_MARINE_ECOSECTION/ows?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&layers=pub:WHSE_WILDLIFE_MANAGEMENT.CRIMS_MARINE_ECOSECTION&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain British Columbia GeoportalHTML https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/marine-ecosections-coastal-resource-information-management-system-crims

Marine Ecosection classification for coastal and offshore British Columbia. The Marine Ecosections are: Johnstone Strait; Continental Slope; Dixon Entrance; Hecate Strait; Queen Charlotte Strait; Juan de Fuca Strait; North Coast Fjords; Queen Charlotte Sound; Strait of Georgia; Subarctic Pacific; Transitional Pacific; and Vancouver Island Shelf. 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. CRIMS is a legacy dataset of BC coastal resource data that was acquired in a systematic and synoptic manner from 1979 and was intermittently updated throughout the years. Resource information was collected in nine study areas using a peer-reviewed provincial Resource Information Standards Committee consisting of DFO Fishery Officers, First Nations, and other subject matter experts. There are currently no plans to update this legacy data.

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