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SEACAR - Teams

Resource Assessment Teams

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.


Participating Organizations

More than 100 individuals representing over 70 organizations have participated in SEACAR.

  • Apalachee Regional Planning Council                                         
  • Apalachicola Riverkeeper
  • Audubon
  • Brevard County
  • Brevard Zoo
  • Broward County
  • Centralized Data Management Office
  • Charlotte County
  • Charlotte Harbor NEP
  • City of Miami-Beach
  • City of Naples
  • City of Palm Coast
  • City of Punta Gorda
  • City of Sanibel
  • Collier County
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Escambia County
  • Flagler College
  • Flagler County
  • Florida A&M University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Oceanographic Society
  • Florida State University
  • Gulf Coast State College
  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
  • Hillsborough County
  • Indian River Land Trust
  • Inwater Research Group Inc.
  • Jacksonville University
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Lee County
  • Leon County
  • Manatee County
  • Martin County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Park Service
  • NatureServe
  • Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Northwest Florida Water Management District
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Ocean Research and Conservation Association
  • Paleontological Research Institution
  • Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • Pinellas County
  • Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
  • Sarasota County
  • Sea Grant
  • Smithsonian Marine Station
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • St. Johns County
  • St. Johns River Water Management District
  • St. Lucie County
  • Tampa Bay National Estuary Program
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Town of Fort Myers Beach
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • University of Florida
  • 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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November 11, 2020 - 9:38pm

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