2019 Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card
For the first time, Chesapeake Bay watershed health was scored as part of the report card and scored a B-. The Chesapeake Bay health score dropped from a grade of C to a C-. In addition to ecological indicators, societal indicators were included for the first time.
COAST Card project launched
Coastal Ocean Assessment for Sustainability and Transformation (or COAST Card) launched virtually and continues to move forward. This project is funded under the Belmont Forum Ocean Sustainability Collaborative Research Action (CRA).
Western Lake Erie Report Card
This year, we launched the first-ever report card for the western basin of Lake Erie and its associated watershed. The report is the culmination of nearly two years of work among partners and contributors from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario. Based on 2018 data, the lake received a C and the watershed received a C+.
National Coral Report
Years in the making, Coral reef condition: a status report for U.S. Coral Reefs synthesizes data to determine the health of Pacific and Atlantic coral reefs. Nine jurisdiction-specific coral status reports were published prior to this national report. For more information, visit the Coral Reef Information System or our reef project page.