California Current Ecosystem LTER

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Data collected under the auspices of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) LTER are available to the public after primary publication, or at most two years after the completion of the study unless proprietary restrictions are warranted. As a member of the Long Term Ecological Research Network, CCE (and users of its data) also abide by the LTER Network Data Policies. Use of CCE LTER data, or data funded agencies and produced by researcher personnel independent of CCE LTER but included in this catalog, is subject to acceptance of the following conditions:

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