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    Оn seasonal and interannual dynamics of ice conditions in the Weddell Sea and its relation to the WSMPA planning

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    Document Number:
    WS-DmPH-18/02
    Author(s):
    Delegation of the Russian Federation
    Submitted By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)
    Approved By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)
    Abstract

    The proposed boundaries of the Weddell Sea MPA (WSMPA) include the significant area of 1.3 million km².  It is shown that the WSMPA boundaries should be revised in compliance with sea-ice conditions for vessel navigation being a fundamental factor for the successful completion of assigned research tasks in designated areas.  

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