Status of Contamination in the Coastal United States as Revealed from NS&T Analyses of Surface Sediments
Sediment samples have been collected from more than 300 sites along the coasts of the U.S. since 1984 as part of NOAA's National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program. These samples...

Temporal Trends of Chemical Contamination at NS&T Sites
Recent temporal trends in concentrations of ten trace elements (Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, and Zn) and of five groups of organic compounds (butyltins, tDDT, tCdande, tPCB, and...

The NS&T Intensive Bioeffects Surveys: Design Strategies and Preliminary Results
Intensive bioeffects surveys are conducted in selected areas where chemical data from the National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program indicate greatest potential for contaminant-related...

Production and Decomposition of Spartina patens in a Degrading Coastal Marsh
Production and decomposition rates were calculated for Spartina patens in a mesohaline coastal marsh in Louisiana. Production was estimated to be 800 g m-2 ur-1 during 1991 and 1,696 g...

Sandy Beach Restoration in Heavily Populated Areas
Urban coastal areas are marked by several conflicts between its use and the conservation of its use and the conservation of its natural features. The Rio de Janeiro State University -...

Guidelines for Digital Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps
New national and international requirements for oil spill planning and response capabilities include identification and mapping of fish and wildlife resources and oil-sensitive habitats....

The Possibility to Forecast Red-tide by Applying Remote Sensing Technique
This paper reviews the possibility to forecast red-tide by applying remote sensing technique....

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...

The Marine Prediction Institute of the National Institutes for Environmental Prediction
The Marine Prediction Institute (MPI) was established as a marine warning and forecast center which will originate and issue analyses, guidance, forecasts, and warnings of relevant marine...

Building Coalitions to Protect the Coast
There are myriad public and private organizations that share interests in coastal management. Until recently, these organizations had separate agendas and did not work together to promote...

Hydrologic Recovery of Artificially-Drained Wetlands in Coastal North Carolina
The hydrologic status of three peat wetland areas was compared to test a theoretical model which suggests that loss of conveyance capacity in artificial channels allows wetlands to restore...

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,...

Suitability Assessment for Coastal Development Projects in Mexico
Mexican legislation mandates to consider suitability assessments for the execution of regional development projects. Also, Mexican law orders public participation when assessing suitability...

Short-Term Effects of the Banjul Sewerage and Drainage Project on Faecal Coliform Counts
Assessment of the short-term effects of the Banjul sewerage and drainage project on faecal coliforms (indicator organisms for contamination of pathogens) in the coastal areas. The project...

Argentina: Coastal Lagoons and Other Circulation—Restricted Environments
Argentina shows a peculiar profile concerning coastal management. On one hand the country does not have a integrated coastal management program as defined by international institutional...

Minnesota Guidestar—Progress Towards a Statewide Intelligent Transportatin System
Minnesota Guidestar is seeking to develop a truly statewide intelligent transportation system. The pursuit of this goal necessitates the testing and evaluation of a number of different...

IVHS-Organizational Structure and Staffing
Continuing technology advances in IVHS present challenges that many states are unable to meet with their current staffs. Only a few states have recognized the need to plan the need to...

Commercial Aviation Maintenance
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues regulations and advisories for commercial airlines which establish the basis of the aviation maintenance and inspection programs. Commercial...

A Nationwide Survey of Civil Engineering-Related R&D
Prepared by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. Sponsored by CERF and the National Science Foundation, with technical support from Aspen Systems Corporation. ...

Managing Government Contracts: Tips to Keeping Your Sanity
The key to managing large government projects is to divide it into smaller manageable pieces and organize it accordingly. Government projects are unique in that they require much more...

 

 

 

 

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