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UNEP-WCMC does not assert any intellectual property rights in the data made available to it by data providers. 

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Data Partnership and Provision

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Reliable data underpin critical environmental assessments, and the robustness of resultant policies and decisions. There is an urgent need to improve the extent and resolution of spatial datasets for critical marine and coastal biodiversity and ecosystem services.The MADS Programme aims to be a trusted partner and facilitator for the compilation, creation, ongoing improvement, and dissemination of critical marine and coastal datasets that are global in extent and have local relevance.