Five Year Program to Evaluate Sand, Mineral and Hard Bottom Resources of the Continental Shelf off South Carolina

by R. F. Van Dolah, South Carolina Marine Resources, Research Insitute, Charleston, United States,
P. T. Gayes, South Carolina Marine Resources, Research Insitute, Charleston, United States,
M. P. Katuna, South Carolina Marine Resources, Research Insitute, Charleston, United States,
M. R. Devoe, South Carolina Marine Resources, Research Insitute, Charleston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: In July of 1992, the State of South Carolina entered into a cooperative arrangement with the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to establish a technical working group to identify and evaluate sand resources of the coast of SOuth Carolina. The general objectives of the State are to undertake a five year program to evaluate the sand, mineral and hard bottom resources that exist on the shelf. During the first year, a Task Force was formed to conduct a detailed compilation and review of existing data pertinent to the assessment of our offshore resources as they relate to beach nourishment activities. Future work by the Task Force will be to conduct a phased mapping effort to identify potential sand sources and critical resource in the nearshore zone (0-10 miles). All data gathered will be incorporated into the GIS database for use by various federal and state regulatory and resource management agencies.

Subject Headings: Minerals | Sandy soils | Information systems | Geographic information systems | Coastal management | Resource management | Information management | Beach nourishment | South Carolina | North America | United States

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