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    CEMP data inventory and summary analysis

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    CCAMLR Secretariat
    Submitted By:
    Ms Emily Grilly (CCAMLR Secretariat)
    Approved By:
    Mr Andrew Wright (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    The CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) was established to detect changes in krill-based ecosystems to provide a basis for regulating harvesting of Antarctic living marine resources in accordance with the ‘ecosystem approach’.  This report:

    1. summarises CEMP data submissions for the 2015/16 season,

    2. presents a CEMP data inventory and metadata overview for Area 48, and

    3. outlines the process and methods used to provide data extracts for analyses by Members as part of the development of approaches to feedback management.

    This report also includes a number of issues for consideration in relation to the clarification of the format for submitting data on penguin breeding population size and breeding chronology (parameters A3 and A9) as well as the utility of Members providing a site description and relevant details of operational constraints when submitting CEMP data.