As coastal communities plan for the future, they need tools and data to help make the best decisions for their residents along with preserving investments in infrastructure and development. Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) staff are engaging local communities through the Coastal Adaptation & Resilience Tools (CART) Initiative.
A comprehensive data management implementation plan is necessary to deliver appropriate and timely information to field staff, research staff, and managers of the Coral Disease Response Effort. As part of the Data Management Team (DMT), staff from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) Center for Spatial Analysis (CSA) in St. Petersburg, FL address data access, storage, analytics, and visualization. Synthesized data products are generated to guide response actions such as field coordination and resource management decision support.
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.