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Proposed Change Request Form

Thank you for your interest in improving the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS). The CMECS Implementation Group values suggestions from the user community to revise, update and improve the Standard.

Please fill out this form as completely as possible. Consult the Submission Field Definitions and Guidelines for detailed instructions for information to be provided. Proposals that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned.

Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation of your request, and our review team will be notified to initiate the review process. If necessary, you may be contacted to clarify any details of your request.

A written response will be sent at the end of the process to let you know if your revision will be incorporated into the Standard and to explain the rationale for the decision. Please contact the CMECS Implementation Group ( if you have questions about the process.

Contact Information

Proposal Details

Units and Definitions CMECS Document Supporting Text

Attached Documents

Attach any documents that might help us better understand your request. There is a limit of 5 attachments that cannot exceed 50MB total. As practical, information to support proposed change, justification, further documentation, and geographic range should be bundled into a single file, with topics identified, in order to minimize the number of appended files in the overall submission. For larger datasets, we can work with you after you submit this form to ensure we have all the support information to review your request. For multiple and large files, please consider compressing them into a .zip file before uploading.

Submit Your Form

Upon submission, the proposal will be reviewed and evaluated by the appropriate body or bodies. The CMECS review board will communicate with the proposer, provide feedback, make a decision on the proposal, and inform the proposer of that decision.

On behalf of the entire CMECS community, we thank you for your ideas, your effort, and your time.

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