Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard CMECS
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A comprehensive national framework for organizing information about coasts and oceans and their living systems. CMECS is designed for use within all waters ranging from the head of tide to the limits of the exclusive economic zone and from the spray zone to the deep ocean. It is compatible with many existing upland and wetland classification standards and can be used with most if not all data collection technologies.