Regional and national resources

The evolving list on this page identifies regional and national marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, updated on a quarterly basis. Information or 'metadata' on each dataset is also provided, indicating the source, type, access and uses of each.

Some of the information provided in this list has been collected in collaboration with regional and global partners under the GEF-funded ABNJ Deep Seas Project. Use the filters below to explore the list.

Download the full set of detailed metadata sheets accompanying this resource from the UNEP-WCMC website.

For metadata relevant to global data, please visit our global resources.

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Technical reports made by specialists may contain points of view that are not necessarily shared by the General Secretariat or by CPPS Member countries.

We welcome new additions!

Do you have an online resource related to ocean conservation and management? Submit it here.

We are aiming to update this website with new entries on a quarterly basis.