[Silver Spring, Md.] : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Marine Sanctuary Program, 
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The expanding role of monitoring
Strategy for implementation
Partnerships and coordination
Oversight and review
Appendix 1: Definitions of selected terms used in this document
Appendix 2: Organizations, programs, and acronyms mentioned in this document
Appendix 3: Legislative history of science in the National Marine Sanctuary Program.
Describes new system-wide approach to monitoring 14 U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries, to ensure prompt data flow to those responsible for managing and protecting resources in the ocean and coastal zone and those that study the sanctuaries' ecosystems. The System-Wide Monitoring (SWiM) provides: a design process for monitoring that can be applied at many spatial scales and to many types of resources; a reporting strategy to help evaluation of status and trends in protected resources and activities that affect them; and, a way to integrate information from partnering monitoring efforts.