The indices and ecological indicators chosen will be defined based on the geographical scope of the SEACAR project. The state would be divided into four regions (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast) which align with Office of Resilience and Coastal Protections's management regions.
The geographic scope of the SEACAR project covers RCP managed areas, and focuses specifically on submerged habitats. Submerged habitats refer to those habitats that are located at or below the water's surface. SEACAR's assessment of status and trends will contain only an assessment of available long-term data already being collected in RCP managed areas internally as well as by external partners.
March 13, 2020 - 2:35pm
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