The Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources (SEACAR) is a collaborative process, and the assessment will be achieved with the assistance and input from partners participating in various working teams. Their guidance and input also helped shape the scope of the assessment. There are three main teams that play significant roles in guiding SEACAR. These teams include: DEP Steering Team, Resource Assessment Data Team and Resource Assessment Partner Team.
DEP Steering Team
SEACAR Project Staff and DEP Leadership
This team provides guidance and ensures successful management and implementation of the assessment.
Resource Assessment Data Team
Agencies, Land Managers, NGOs and Universities
This team provides scientific knowledge and expertise to identify data and information needs, and recommends indicators and identifies protocols, methods and measures that can be synthesized for analysis. Subject Matter Expert Teams, a subset of the Resource Assessment Teams, are tasked to review program data, recommend spatial and temporal scale for analysis, provide confidence level rankings and develop the technical report.
Resource Assessment Partner Team
Natural Resource Managers, Planners and Elected Officials
This team provides management and policy perspective to identifying indicators and product formats for the assessment.
More than 100 individuals representing over 70 organizations have participated in SEACAR.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
University of Miami
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of West Florida
Washington High School Marine Science Academy
West Coast Inland Navigation District
To participate as a member of a resource assessment team or to receive updates on the Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources project, please contact Coastal.Resources@FloridaDEP.gov or Cheryl.P.Clark@FloridaDEP.gov. Assessment team meetings began spring of 2017 and will continue throughout the duration of the project.
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.