All scientific data collected by the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) are eventually described in the Catalogue of Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Metadata (CAASM). CAASM can be used to search through AAp data descriptions, and it also provides links to access publicly available datasets, which can either be immediately downloaded or obtained from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC).
Two shapefiles are contained in this update on the location and extent of Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs). The first is a point file (centroids of ASPA locations) and the second i sa polygon file showing the spatial extent and boundary of each ASPA. This update builds on the point and polygon files originally provided by Environmental Research and Assessment (2011). The update includes the removal of ASPAs that have been de-designated and new ASPAs that have been designated since 2011. New ASPA boundaries were created from coordinates provided in the management plans.
These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
These data are publicly available for use with the following citation:
Terauds, A. and Lee, J.R. (2016) Antarctic biogeography revisited: Updating the Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions. Diversity and Distributions.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AAS_4296_Antarctic_Specially_Protected_Areas_v2 when using these data.