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ACRONYMS

AHP analytical hierarchy processes

Cap-Net Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management

CEASPA Centro de Estudios y Acción Social Panameño (Center for Panamanian Research and Social Action)

COBI Comunidad y Biodiversidad (Community and Biodiversity)

CRC Coastal Resources Center

CZM coastal zone management

EBM ecosystem-based management

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GEF Global Environment Facility

GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GIS geographic information system

GPS global positioning system

ICM integrated coastal management

IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

IOCCG International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group

IOI International Ocean Institute

IUCN World Conservation Union



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d acronyms AHP analytical hierarchy processes Cap-Net Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management CEASPA Centro de Estudios y Acción Social Panameño (Center for Panamanian Research and Social Action) COBI Comunidad y Biodiversidad (Community and Biodiversity) CRC Coastal Resources Center CZM coastal zone management EBM ecosystem-based management FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations GEF Global Environment Facility GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems GIS geographic information system GPS global positioning system ICM integrated coastal management IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOCCG International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group IOI International Ocean Institute IUCN World Conservation Union 140

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141 APPENDIX D JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology LME large marine ecosystem MACEMP Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Project MEABR management and exploitation area for benthic resources MPA marine protected area MSC Marine Stewardship Council NACA Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific NGO nongovernmental organization OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development PDSD Program for the Sustainable Development of Darién PEMSEA Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia PISCO Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans POGO Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNEP United Nations Environment Programme USAID U.S. Agency for International Development VMS vessel monitoring system WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development WWF World Wildlife Fund

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