Category Archives: Benthic Mapping

A New Ridge-to-Reef Study of the St. Croix East End Marine Park Supports Local Watershed Management Actions

By Alicia Clarke, CSS-Dynamac contractor to NCCOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) researchers and managers from the St. Croix East End Marine Park recently teamed to characterize and assess the status of the park’s marine environment, as well … Continue reading

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Scientists Look at 10 Years of Data to Describe Aspects of St. John’s Coral Reefs and Fish Populations

  The coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin islands play an important cultural and economic role for the region, so it was with great concern that both scientists and residents of St. John began noticing a decline in … Continue reading

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NCCOS Acknowledged for Development of Innovative Mapping Tool

NCCOS Receives Award for Excellence in GIS By Ken Buja, NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science were honored this year with the Esri Special Achievement in GIS award. This award, presented at the 2013 Esri International User Conference … Continue reading

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NOAA Completes Ship-based mapping of the Northeast Reserve, Puerto Rico

By Tim Battista Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science A team of scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and partner organizations just returned from a three and a half week … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: Mapping Puerto Rico’s Marine Resources: An Interview with John Christensen, Director of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

In an effort to give our readers a sense of why coral research in the Caribbean is so important, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger sat down with NOAA’s John Christensen, Program Director of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, to discuss … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Northeast Reserve: where science and management converge.

By Tim Battista Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science The relationship between science conducted to support marine management, and resource management supported by science, is one worth furthering. Historically, these two have not been … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a Regional Level Series, Part 3: Interview with Sean Morton, Sanctuary Superintendent

Part 3 of a three-part series on the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger is pleased to sit down with Mr. Sean Morton, Superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.  As Superintendent, … Continue reading

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