National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment Website & Survey
The National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment (NEEA) is a joint initiative between the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
and the Integration and Application Network (IAN). IAN has just launched the new NEEA website
, which consists of a database of 141 U.S. estuaries with satellite imagery, maps (including salinity zone information), location, physical characteristics, landuse & population, hydrology, climate, oceanic details, sediment & nutrient loads, an image library, and discussion forum. The NEEA website also contains an interactive survey designed to gather information on these estuaries in preparation for an update to the original assessment released in 1999. The survey provides immediate feedback to the user by calculating eutrophication symptom expressions for a variety of parameters as well as an assessment of the overall eutrophic condition of the estuary based on their entered data. The site also features dynamic graphing of the database and survey data.