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Coastal Resource Information System (CRIMS)

The British Columbia Coastal Resource Information System (CRIMS) is an internet based interactive map for viewing coastal and marine data. A wide variety of coast and marine resources are included, such as aquaculture, shoreline classification, selected fisheries information, and offshore oil and gas information.

The development of the Coastal Resource Information System is ongoing. The application provides access to data currently held in the BC Geographic Warehouse. As additional layers are added to the BCGW, subsequent releases of the application will include these additional layers and further enhancements.


British Columbia Shorezone Mapping System

A manual that provides standards for Physical Shore-zone Mapping in British Columbia

BC Biological Shore Zone Mapping System (March 1995)

A database and mapping system for the descriptive biota of British Columbia

Coastal Information Resource Inventory (May 1993)

This report describes results of a Coastal Resource Inventory of the various information sources held by government agencies, universities and individuals that relate to the coastal zone of British Columbia

British Columbia Estuary Mapping System (March 1999)

This manual provides a mapping and database system and methodology for large scale (typically 1:5,000) mapping of estuaries.

British Columbia Marine Ecological Classification Update (October 2001)

This report describes the methodology followed for the creation of the benthic and pelagic ecounits in the BCMEC

British Columbia Marine Ecological Classification Marine Ecosections and Ecounits (March 2002)

The British Columbia Marine Ecological Classification (BCMEC) is a hierarchical classification that delineates Provincial marine areas into Ecozones, Ecoprovinces, Ecoregions and Ecosections. The classification was developed from previous Federal and Provincial marine ecological classifications which were based on 1:2,000,000 scale information. The BCMEC has been developed for marine and coastal planning, resource management and a Provincial marine protected areas strategy. A new, smaller level of classification termed “ecounits” developed using 1:250,000 scale depth, current, exposure, relief, salinity, slope, stratification, substrate, and temperature and was created to verify the larger ecosections, and to delineate their boundaries.

Shorezone Entities and Attributes

A report that describes the entities and their attributes in the Shorezone Database