The dataset has been compiled by UNEP-WCMC to show the global distribution of warm water coral reefs. This dataset has been created from multiple sources and is derived from data used in the creation of the World Atlas of Coral Reefs (2001). This polygon feature dataset is an update of the data used in the Atlas but is based on a 1km raster version of the dataset to enable distribution of the data. This is due to restrictions placed by some data sources and suppliers.
Citation: Global distribution of Coral reefs (V7.0, 2003) 1km raster dataset compiled by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Size: 6.31 MB
Bounding Coordinates: West: -179.999997
Coordinate System: Geographic
Angular Units: Decimal degrees
Spheroid: WGS 1984
Datum: WGS 1984
Format: Vector shapefile
Format version: ArcGIS 9.3
Contact organisation: UNEP-WCMC
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Distribution of Coral Reefs 1Km data (2003) is licenced under the Datasets Available from UNEP-WCMC, excluding the WDPA licence.
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