Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Effects of Sea Level Rise on New England Salt Marshes: A Workshop Led by the New England Research Reserves - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Effects of Sea Level Rise on New England Salt Marshes: A Workshop Led by the New England Research Reserves - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned

To build capacity for addressing salt marsh resilience, the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, in collaboration with the three other New England reserves, will host a regional workshop for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to discuss the growing body of literature on salt marshes and sea level rise. The workshop will also address the steps that can be taken to minimize loss while adapting to unavoidable change. The one-day event, held in conjunction with the New England Estuarine Research Society’s 2018 spring meeting, will provide a timely forum for information sharing, collaboration building, and the coordination of efforts. The workshop will be an important touch-point for attendees as they consider the challenges and solutions for salt marsh resilience in the face of sea level rise.


There is growing evidence that the New England coast faces mounting challenges due to sea level rise. One of the ways sea level rise threatens the coast is through degradation and loss of salt marshes. Salt marshes play an important role for society in maintaining healthy fisheries, mitigating shoreline erosion, reducing flooding, and protecting water quality. Research has identified southern New England salt marshes as among the most vulnerable in the country, prompting researchers and practitioners to evaluate mechanisms of resilience and opportunities for conservation and management of these important ecosystems.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead

Jen West

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine

Research Reserve

(401) 222-4700 x7413

Project Type

Science Transfer – promoting the use of


Project Partners

• Great Bay NERR

• Narragansett Bay NERR

• New England Estuarine Research Society

• Waquoit Bay NERR

• Wells NERR


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Rhode Island
None Narragansett Bay NERR, RI

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 795399
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


CC ID: 795400
Date Effective From: 2017-07
Date Effective To: 2018-05
Contact (Person): West, Jennifer
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 795397
W° Bound: -71.375
E° Bound: -71.29
N° Bound: 41.68
S° Bound: 41.57

Narragansett Bay, RI NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 795396
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-07-01
End: 2018-05-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


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).



CC ID: 795402
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54575
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-01 11:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-11-08 16:18+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-08