Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Synthesizing Monitoring Data to Improve Coastal Wetland Management Across New England - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/54587.

Item Identification

Title: Synthesizing Monitoring Data to Improve Coastal Wetland Management Across New England - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

This project is synthesizing Sentinel Site data for four New England reserves (Great Bay, Narragansett, Waquoit Bay, and Wells), which have individually been monitoring salt marsh vegetation and elevation changes since at least 2011. Using Sentinel Site data sets, the team will develop statistics-ready data packages linking vegetation change with surface elevation and other data, including output from an inundation tool. The New England reserves and coastal managers will be equipped with new information that can inform and improve the management, protection, and restoration of salt marshes. The project will also improve Sentinel Site protocols and establish a methodology for analysis of marsh condition that can be utilized by other reserves and coastal managers nationwide.

Purpose:

Sea level rise and climate change present major threats to salt marshes nationwide. In an effort to better track and understand their impacts on marsh vegetation and sediment accretion, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System has established Sentinel Sites at reserves around the country. However, most reserves have not yet analyzed their Sentinel Site data, and there has been no attempt to conduct regional syntheses, despite the fact that regional-scale processes can strongly influence marsh vulnerability to sea level rise.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead

David Burdick

University of New Hampshire

(603) 862-5129

David.Burdick@unh.edu

Project Type

Catalyst – Targeted investment for

advancing collaborative science

Project Collaborators

• Great Bay National Estuarine

Research Reserve

• Narragansett Bay National

Estuarine Research Reserve

• University of New Hampshire

• Waquoit Bay National Estuarine

Research Reserve

• Wells National Estuarine

Research Reserve

Keywords

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 > Maine
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > New Hampshire
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Rhode Island
None Great Bay NERR, NH
None Narragansett Bay NERR, RI
None Waquoit Bay NERR, MA
None Wells NERR, ME

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Unpublished
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 795591
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 795592
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Burdick, David
Email Address: David.Burdick@unh.edu

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 795589
W° Bound: -71.38
E° Bound: -70.48
N° Bound: 43.35
S° Bound: 41.54

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 795588
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2018-09-01
End: 2019-08-01

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: 795593
Download URL: https://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/science-collaborative
File Name: Data files
Description:

Location where the data will be posted when the project is complete.

File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 795594
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/42683
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54587
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-01 11:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-11-13 12:36+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-14
Linking Share Level (Deprecated): Across the InPort Catalog