Areal grid system recommended by the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP).

Recognizing the need for areal breakdown, the CWP has suggested that a graticule-based system could be used throughout the globe and has recommended that the quadrangles (also called rectangles or squares) be coded and identified according to the following standard rules:

a) the identification of the latitude should be given before that of the longitude;

b) each quadrangle (rectangle) should be identified by its graticule-based boundaries as defined by the latitude and the longitude meeting in its corner nearest to the point where the Equator is crossed by the Greenwich Meridian;

c) the foregoing data on latitude and longitude should be preceded by (i) the first digit identifying the size of the quadrangle and then by (ii) a second digit indicating the quadrant of the globe in which the quadrangle is located.

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Additional Info
Field Value
access_constraints []
bbox-east-long 180
bbox-north-lat 90
bbox-south-lat -90
bbox-west-long -180
[{"type": "revision", "value": "2018-06-26"}]
frequency-of-update annually
graphic-preview-description Codelist Icon
graphic-preview-type WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
GUID cwp_grid
licence []
metadata-date 2018-06-26T14:31:51
metadata-language eng
point_of_contact IRD -,
resource-type dataset
[{"name": "Institut de recherche pour le d\u00e9veloppement (IRD)", "roles": ["publisher"]}]
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0]]]}
spatial-reference-system 4326
spatial_harvester true
system:type Dataset
temporal-extent-begin 1950-01-01T00:00:00
temporal-extent-end 2018-01-01T00:00:00
Management Info
Field Value
Author Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD),MARBEC Research Unit, Observatory of Exploited Tropical Pelagic Ecosystems,IRD, UMR MARBEC & COI,FAO - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FI). Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FIA)
Maintainer bluebridge_catalogue_one
Last Updated 15 September 2020, 15:50 (CEST)
Created 15 September 2020, 15:49 (CEST)