Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Report and Database

The GSAA’s Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Workgroup has completed its final report and recommendations on the status of wetlands monitoring in the Southeast.  The Workgroup has also made available the Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Data Catalog, a Microsoft Access database of available metadata on coastal wetlands monitoring programs in the Southeast.

The Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Data Catalog provides a centralized location to access information about coastal wetland monitoring programs and station information in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (Atlantic Coast). The user-friendly interface allows the user to explore the different coastal wetlands monitoring programs and identifies where to find the monitoring data. The database contains over 700 monitoring stations from 34 monitoring programs of 19 organizations. While the focus was on coastal wetlands, stations throughout the project area were included in the database as were non-wetlands stations for monitoring nearby surface waters, atmospheric conditions, and oyster reefs.

Access the Database: Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Data Catalog (ZIP file)

The report on Coastal Wetlands Monitoring in the Southeast U.S. assesses the monitoring methods employed across the region. The compilation of the methods contained within this report serves as the starting point for developing regional monitoring guidelines. Many coastal wetlands monitoring programs are either short term (1 to 2 years) or are just in their infancy. The final section of this report identifies the opportunities and obstacles for the next step in developing regional monitoring guidelines.

Access the Report: Coastal Wetlands Monitoring in the Southeast U.S.