Develop a multiagency coordinated strategic plan for mapping and producing a comprehensive GIS database for California continental shelf habitats.

  • Provide overview of state of knowledge related to marine habitat mapping

  • Summarize for each Task Force organization a description of their: existing data holdings, current data needs, planned data collection efforts, potential contribution toward production of habitat GIS

  • Identify common needs for habitat maps and data coverage

  • Define and adopt a universally applicable marine habitat classification scheme

  • Divide the California continental shelf into priority regions for habitat mapping

  • Draft an agreement for data sharing between Task Force members

  • Draft a strategic plan for mapping California marine habitats