New Hampshire Coastal 2000 - 2002 Gulf of Maine AssessmentEntry ID: gomc_202
Abstract: The US EPA National Coastal Assessment (also known as Coastal 2000 or
C2000) is a five-year effort led by the EPA Office of Research and Development
to evaluate the assessment methods it has developed to advance the science of
ecosystem condition monitoring. This program will survey the condition of the
Nation's coastal resources (estuaries and offshore waters) by creating an
integrated, ... comprehensive coastal monitoring program among the coastal states
to assess coastal ecological condition. Coastal 2000 is being organized and
managed by the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory's
Gulf Ecology Division in Gulf Breeze, FL.
Sponsor: United States Environmental Protection Agency and New Hampshire
Department of Environmental Services
The National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is a national monitoring and assessment
program with the primary goal of providing a consistent evaluation of the
estuarine condition in U.S. estuaries. It is an initiative of the Environmental
Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), and is a partnership of several
federal and state environmental agencies, including: EPA's Regions, Office of
Research and Development, and Office of Water; state environmental protection
agencies in the 24 marine coastal states and Puerto Rico; and the United States
Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency
(NOAA). The five-year NCA program was initiated in 2000, and is also known as
the Coastal 2000 Program.
Stations were randomly selected using EMAP's probabilistic sampling framework
and were sampled once during a summer index period (June to October). A
consistent suite of indicators was used to measure conditions in the water,
sediment, and in benthic and fish communities. The measured data may be used by
the states to meet their reporting requirements under the Clean Water Act,
Section 305(b). The data will also be used to generate a series of national
reports characterizing the condition of the Nation's estuaries.
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Start Date: 2000-07-01
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON DIOXIDE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC MATTER
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Phone: (715) 356-9494
Fax: (715) 356-6866
Email: tkkratz at facstaff.wisc.edu
Email: tkratz at LTERnet.edu
University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Station 10810 County Highway N
City: Boulder Junction
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 54512
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (608) 262-3014
Fax: (608) 262-2340
Email: jmagnuson at LTERnet.edu
Email: jmagnuson at macc.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology 680 N. Park Street
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
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See also: http://limnosun.limnology.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/bibliography.cgi
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-02-09