Apalachicola Research Reserve Programs Offer Helpful Results to Local Community

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve provides valuable information and monitoring data for coastal decision makers.

Popular resources include a comprehensive resource library of over 6,000 documents related to the Apalachicola Bay, and a well-developed GIS with over 1,500 data layers and habitat maps. Organizations find the information helpful for a variety of projects. Emergency managers and the Coast Guard, for instance, used these data to develop their response to the Deepwater Horizon incident. The reserve expands the audience for these data by providing workshops, field exercises, and technology demonstration and training. (2016)

More Information: www.apalachicolareserve.com

Partners: Apalachicola Estuarine Research Reserve, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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