Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources

Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources

The Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources (SEACAR) is a collaborative process which involves local, state, and federal natural resource managers, data providers, researchers, and partners to identify and assess ecological indicators and to create a comprehensive assessment of the statuses and trends of the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection's submerged coastal resources. Assessed habitats include water column (including nekton), submerged aquatic vegetation, coastal wetlands, oysters, and corals. The project will utilize current knowledge of coastal processes and scientific data obtained from inventory and monitoring programs around the state. A technical report and dynamic website are key products of SEACAR.

 

Key Personnel

Heath Kelsey
Program Director
Caroline Donovan
Program Manager
Katie May Laumann
Science Integrator
Emily Nastase
Science Communicator
Kelly Dobroski
Science Communicator
Joe Edgerton
Assistant Science Communicator
Crystal Nichols
Science Communication Intern

Timeframe

  • Start: 2019-08-30
  • Finish: 2021-12-31
  • Duration: 2 years, 4 months