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SEACAR - Assessment Products

Upon the completion of the Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources (SEACAR) project, a comprehensive assessment of the statuses and trends of coastal resources regionally and statewide will be described through a series of web and mapping tools, as well as a tiered reporting format.

SEACAR Assessment Products will:

  • Promote an understanding of the statuses and trends of coastal resources among local and state lawmakers to increase potential for scientifically sound policy decisions
  • Increase public awareness of threats to coastal resources, benefits of coastal resources and positive trends
  • Provide information on the ongoing statuses and trends of coastal resources at locally relevant scales to support state and local programs, plans and decision-making

The reporting of trends of coastal and aquatic resources will provide policy and decision-makers, as well as resource managers, with tools that will enhance their ability to make science-based management decisions. It is important to note that SEACAR's statuses and trends report will not identify the cause(s) of enhancements or declines in ecosystem health but instead will provide a “snapshot” of the long-term ecosystem conditions of specific habitats within designated managed areas.

Last Modified:
February 24, 2020 - 3:09pm

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