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Strategic design plan for the IOC-WMO-INEP-ICSU-FAO living marine resources panel of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). Tracking change in marine ecosystems
(2001). Strategic design plan for the IOC-WMO-INEP-ICSU-FAO living marine resources panel of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). Tracking change in marine ecosystems. GOOS Report, 94. IOC Information Documents, 1150. 16 + annexes pp.
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GOOS Report. UNESCO, more
IOC Information Documents. UNESCO: Paris, more

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Keywords
    Information handling; Marine

Abstract
    This report constitutes the Strategic Design Plan for the Living Marine Resources Module of GOOS. The Strategic Design Plan is based on the conclusions and recommendations of the GOOS Living Marine Resources Panel, which held four meetings between 1998-2000. The Strategic Design Plan recommends a broad, ecosystem-based approach to the assessment and monitoring of living marine resources, with an emphasis on understanding change in marine ecosystems over time. Because marine ecosystems are highly diverse, no single global-level set of observations is recommended. The Strategic Design Plan specifies the elements which should be considered in the development of open ocean and near shore observing systems, but specific details are left to local experts. Regional Analysis Centres are recommended a means to bring together ecosystem information for analysis and for the development of useful information products.

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