Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Assessing Ecological and Physical Performance of Sustainable Shoreline Structure - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47689.

Item Identification

Title: Assessing Ecological and Physical Performance of Sustainable Shoreline Structure - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Assessing Ecological and Physical Performance of Sustainable Shoreline Structure - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

Over the past eight years, the Science Collaborative has supported the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project, which engages a regional research team to quantify the ecological functions and physical stresses on the full range of Hudson River shorelines. This research is the basis for development of information and tools needed by regulators, engineers, and resource managers to identify the best settings and approaches for sustainable shoreline protection in the Hudson River Estuary. The research included the establishment of a sustainable shoreline demonstration network of seven sites with varying modes of construction distributed along the Hudson. The current project expands that work by 1) developing and fieldvalidating rapid assessment protocols for physical and ecological functions of ecologically enhanced shorelines and 2) training local land managers in these protocols. This work will solidify confidence in the suitability of novel shoreline techniques in the Hudson River Estuary and enable local managers to track performance.

Purpose:

Nature-based, ecologically enhanced, or soft shoreline stabilization techniques (hereafter termed "sustainable shorelines") have the potential to maintain and enhance important ecological services, provide greater resilience to physical forces, and be cost-competitive with traditional approaches such as revetments and bulkheads. In order for these techniques to be used more widely in the Hudson River Estuary, their performance must be demonstrated and evaluated locally. Landowners, site designers, and decision makers have expressed this need to enhance their confidence in proposing innovative designs to clients, investing in sustainable shoreline construction, and steering permit applications toward these less traditional options.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Stuart Findlay

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

findlays@caryinstitute.org

(845) 677-7600 x138

Partners:

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Consensus Building Institute

Hudson River NERR, NY

Stevens Institute of Technology

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SUSTAINABILITY > ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hudson River NERR, SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 595996
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Person: Jeremy Cothran
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 598479
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Person: Stuart Findlay
Email Address: findlays@caryinstitute.org

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 595995
W° Bound: -73.92
E° Bound: -73.91
N° Bound: 42.04
S° Bound: 42.01

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 595994
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-09-01
End: 2018-09-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 595997
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598327
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/32624
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47689
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:31+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2017-11-09 11:31+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10
Linking Share Level: Across the InPort Catalog