NOAA: Ecosystem Research and Coastal Management

Project At-A-Glance

NOAA: Ecosystem Research and Coastal Management

Coastal management in the U.S. is in transition toward a stronger, ecosystem-based approach implemented at the regional scale and supported by strong scientific synthesis and prediction. The division of ecosystem components
among different agencies, scientific disciplines, and political boundaries, as well as the complexities of conducting Regional Ecosystem Research (RER) make effective
ecosystem management very challenging. NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Science convened a best practices workshop of approximately 50 national
leaders in coastal research, management, and policy to identify the key elements of an effective RER program and policy actions to enhance future RER efforts. The results from this workshop and follow up interviews is summarized in this report.

 

Key Contacts

Bill Dennison
Vice President for Science Applications and Professor
Caroline Donovan
Program Manager
Bill Nuttle
Environmental Consultant

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Project Details

TIMEFRAME

  • Start:  October 29, 2008
  • Finish:  September 30, 2009
  • Duration:  11 months, 1 day