A Cooperative Coastal Data Collection Program in Washington State

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by George M. Kaminsky, Washington Dept of Technology, Olympia, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Considerations in Coastal Zone Management:

Abstract: The Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have initiated a cooperative agreement for the joint management and funding of the Washington Coastal Data Information Program. The program employs a network of gaging stations to monitor the nearshores wave climate in Washington State. On-line data base systems provide statistics to planners, engineers, scientists, mariners, fishermen, and others for near real-time and historical use. The program promotes the incorporation of various agency requirements to measure wave and other climatological and environmental parameters, with a long-term objective of developing a comprehensive coastal environmental assessment.

Subject Headings: Data collection | Team building | Information management | Coastal environment | Ocean waves | Wave climates | Coastal management | Environmental issues | Databases | Washington | North America | United States

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