Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: End-User Derived Research to Improve the Effectiveness, Sustainability, and Prevalence of Coastal Restoration Projects - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47706.

Item Identification

Title: End-User Derived Research to Improve the Effectiveness, Sustainability, and Prevalence of Coastal Restoration Projects - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: End-User Derived Research to Improve the Effectiveness, Sustainability, and Prevalence of Coastal Restoration Projects - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

The project team is collaborating with a group of coastal managers, researchers, and outreach specialists to help fill these gaps and evaluate several coastal restoration designs at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The designs compare nursery-grown marsh plants with naturally colonized marshes both with and without offshore breakwaters. Additionally, these combinations of restoration designs are being evaluated for the potential effects of sea-level rise. Information gained from this research, and the regulatory knowledge provided by the advisory group, will be combined with pre-existing literature to produce manuals and workshops and inform stakeholder meetings. The project team will share the manuals and workshops with private property owners, contractors, and agencies. The research and outreach associated with this project will improve the effectiveness and ease of implementation of coastal restoration projects.

This project follows a previously supported Science Collaborative project from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System that examined the effectiveness of varying densities of marsh plantings at removing nutrients.

Purpose:

Coastal habitats have been heavily degraded over the course of human history, with major declines seen in oyster reefs and coastal wetlands. Coastal restoration efforts are critical to restoring these habitats, but projects are often carried out with little to no monitoring and evaluation of success. Without monitoring and evaluation, it is difficult to make comparisons across restoration designs to determine which are most functional, sustainable, and cost-effective. This reality, in combination with limited "best practices" resources for coastal restoration, significantly hinders project implementation.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Eric Sparks

Mississippi State University and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

eric.sparks@msstate.edu

(228) 546-1025

Partners:

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Mobile Bay National Estuary Program

The Nature Conservancy

University of South Alabama

Weeks Bay NERR, AL

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 > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SEA LEVEL RISE > INUNDATION
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 > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
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 EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > EDUCATION/OUTREACH

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Weeks Bay NERR, AL

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: 596240
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 598490
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Sparks, Eric
Email Address: eric.sparks@msstate.edu

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 596239
W° Bound: -87.82
E° Bound: -87.82
N° Bound: 30.42
S° Bound: 30.41

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 596238
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: 596241
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598339
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/32639
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47706
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:34+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 (Deprecated): Across the InPort Catalog