Relocating Erosion-Threatened Buildings—A Study of North Carolina Housemoving
Relocation moves the existing building if it becomes threatened by erosion. Each option has its own tradeoffs - advantages and disadvantages, that should be evaluated for the particular...

Accelerating and Evaluating the Development of Restored and Constructed Seagrass Ecosystems
Seagrass beds from one of the most productive ecosystems in the world (Zieman and Wetzel 1980). NOAA often recommends that unavoidable impacts to these highly productive systems be mitigated...

Recovery of Vegetation of Barrier Island Washover Zones
Barrier islands are prime examples of disturbance dominated ecosystems. They are formed, shaped, and moved by hurricanes. During storms overwash uproots large expanses of vegetation and...

Coastal Zone Management for Samaná Bay: Integrating Community Needs
Samana Bay is the third most important breeding destination for migrating, endangered North Atlantic humpback whales, site of some of the largest remaining mangrove habitats in the Caribbean...

Historical Atlas of Tidal Creeks, San Francisco Bay, California
Historic widths and depths of 69 major tidal creeks in San Francisco Bay were studied from maps dated from 1852 to the 1980's. Survey maps by the U.S. Coast Survey (and successors, U.S....

Studies of Contaminants in Arctic Marine Mammals
Attention has been directed over the last few years to determining the baseline levels of anthropogenic contaminants in Arctic marine mammals. Because of their subsistence value to local...

Stranding Networks and Marine Mammal Management
Marine Mammal Stranding Networks respond to a large number of marine mammal strandings each year. There is a potential to collect a variety of data that can be used for management purposes....

A Coastal Ecosystem Management and Its Effects in a Subtropical Climate: The Conceicao Lagoon
The Conceicao Lagoon on Santa Catarina Island along the south coast of Brazil constitutes a natural and scenic resource of ecological, economic and scientific value. Due to natural and...

Northwest Straits National Marine Sanctuary Study
This paper describes the potential application of the National Marine Sanctuary program to the Northwest Straits study area in northwestern Washington State, USA. Several observations...

Protecting Special Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean: Implementing the 1990 Kingston Protocol
This paper outlines the development of the Kingston Protocol on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife to the 1983 Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine...

The Regional Scale of Integrated Coastal Area Management. The State of Conceptual Frameworks
The implementation of Integrated Coastal Area Management (ICAM), as has emerged from the scientific materials of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, Rio...

Institutional Cosiderations for the Integrated Coastal Zone Management of Belize
The ultimate goal of Belize's integrated coastal zone management plan is the achievement of the sustainable and diversified utilization of the coastal complex while preserving critical...

Global Ocean Observing System to Determine the Health of the Ocean
Many of today's environmental problems stem from insufficient attention to the need for environmental protection in the course of large scale development. Often this inattention has been...

Innovative Approaches to Resolving Port Mitigation and Dredge Disposal Issues
Two problems are increasingly troublesome for port and harbor authorities planning expansion and modernization of their facilities: the long time involved in identifying, gaining approval...

Long Term Trends of Some Trawl-Caught Estuarine Species in Louisiana
Louisiana's estuarine area is nearly four times greater than that of any other state and it constitutes some 42 percent of the total within the United States. These wetlands have been...

Vegetation Monitoring of Beach Nourishment
The Gulf Islands National Seashore portion of Perdido Key, Florida is the site of a five year project established to monitor the response of undisturbed native barrier island plant communities...

Dredging Related Sea Turtle Studies Along the Southeastern U.S.
Recent studies have documented that five threatened or endangered species of sea turtles occur along the southeastern U.S. coast and are potentially affected by hopper dredging activities....

Revitalizing the Florida Coastal Management Program
The Florida Coastal Management Program has received critical evaluations from the Federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management citing serious concerns about the effectiveness...

Dauphin Island, Alabama Beaches: Real Decisions in the Real World
The beaches are important present-day concerns at Dauphin Island, Alabama. Several steps have recently been taken to address beach management problems. One, a group of local, state, and...

Coastal America Gulf of Mexico Region Implementation Strategy
The Gulf of Mexico Regional Implementation Team (GMRIT) is composed of Federal and State agency representatives from the five Gulf Coast States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,...

 

 

 

 

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