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Marine provincial bioregions – spatial metadata

Layer: Integrated Marine and Coastal Regionalisation of Australia (IMCRA) v4.0 - Provincial Bioregions

Esri
Creation Date
2006-11-23
Creation Time
10:46:24
Modification Date
2013-06-03
Modification Time
11:20:24
Identification Information
Citation
Citation Information
Originator
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Publication Date
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Title
Integrated Marine and Coastal Regionalisation of Australia (IMCRA) v4.0 - Provincial Bioregions
File or Table Name
imcra4_pb
Geospatial Data Presentation Form
vector digital data
Description
Abstract
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Status
Progress
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Maintenance and Update Frequency
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Keywords
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Dist Info
Distributor
Distor Cont
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
CANBERRA
Country
Australia
Contact email address
metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Data Quality Information
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Data Id Info
Additional human language abstract/description
A regionalisation of Australian waters (excluding waters adjacent to the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, and waters adjacent to the Australian Antarctic Territory) derived from deep-water demersal fish assemblages. A total of 41 onshelf and offshelf provincial bioregions were identified for IMCRA v4.0.

Onshelf provincial bioregions are based on the 17 IMCRA v3.3 demersal provinces and biotones identified in 1997.

Offshelf provincial bioregions were defined in 2004 as part of a program run by Geoscience Australia, CSIRO Marine Research and the National Oceans Office. They represent units that contain broad patterns in biodiversity, as represented by deep-water demersal fish assemblages, based on the assumption that the demersal fish distributions are a surrogate of marine faunal distributions. Below 2,000 m water depth, the boundaries of the benthic provincial bioregions are defined solely by the NMB (National Marine Bioregionalisation) geomorphic features data set. A total of 24 offshelf benthic provincial bioregions were defined on this basis, including 15 core bioregions representing areas of endemism, and 9 transition zones representing areas of faunal mixing.

For IMCRA v4.0 the coastline was replaced with the national 100k coastline to provide greater consistency. The Australian EEZ limit was sourced from AMB v2. Based on a decision by the Bioregionalisation Working Group, the shelf break from IMCRA v3.3 was largely retained, although in some instances the shelf break from the NMB (National Marine Bioregionalisation) provincial bioregions was used.
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Leg Consts
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None.
Legal constraints; text
The data are available to the public under licence from the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities as part of the Commonwealth Spatial Data Access and Pricing Policy.
Id Citation
Title
Integrated Marine and Coastal Regionalisation of Australia (IMCRA) v4.0 - Provincial Bioregions
Alternate title
N:\Marine\data\bioregionalisation\imcra\imcra4\data\imcra4_pb.shp
Cit Resp Party
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Contact—position name
Marine Data Manager
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
Canberra
Country
Australia
Contact email address
marine.metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Cit Resp Party
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Contact—position name
Metadata Publisher
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Cnt Address
City
CANBERRA
Country
Australia
Contact email address
metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Id Po C
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Contact—position name
Marine Data Manager
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
Canberra
Country
Australia
Contact email address
marine.metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Standard Name
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version
FGDC-STD-001-1998
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Metadata Date
2011-08-19
Distribution Information
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Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Marine provincial bioregions – spatial metadata, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 6 August 2019, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/get-mapping-help/metadata/marine-bioregion-provincial/>.

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