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Global Marine Conservation Planning Database

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The database provides a platform for compiling and accessing information about SCP initiatives, exchanging scientific advice, best practices, tools, and lessons learned. It allows standardised reporting for increased transparency, consistency, and comparability of information, including repeatable methods and justification of planning decisions. It also provides a full and consistent coverage of the primary literature on marine SCP, and is a key step in creating a centralised repository of planning exercises worldwide.

The prototype currently contains 115 database fields and includes information on planning goals and objectives, geographic scope and location, targeted features, methods and decision-support tools, planning units, threats to features, stakeholder participation, planning outputs, and approaches to incorporating ecological connectivity, climate change, and socio-economic considerations.

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