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    A customised Marine Spatial Planning tool in Arc-GIS to facilitate development and evaluation of Marine Protected Area scenarios in the CCAMLR Area

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    B.R. Sharp and K. Ollivier (New Zealand)
    Submitted By:
    Sarah Mackey (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    We describe the use of a GIS-based Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) tool designed to aid the development and transparent evaluation of MPA scenarios with reference to spatially explicit protection objectives and cost layers representing rational use in a systematic conservation planning framework.  The MSP tool has been customised to enable rapid set-up and use in any of the nine CCAMLR MPA planning domains.