Effective management of complex coastal ecosystems necessitates access to scientific knowledge that can be acquired through a multidisciplinary approach involving Federal and State scientists that take advantage of agency expertise and resources for the benefit of all participants working toward a set of common research and management goals. Cooperative geostatic investigations have led toward building databases of fundamental scientific knowledge that can be utilized to manage coastal Alabama's natural and future development. These databases have been used to assess the occurrence and economic potential of hard mineral resources in the Alabama EFZ, and to support oil spill contingency planning and environmental analysis for coastal Alabama.
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Geoscience research databases for coastal Alabama ecosystem management
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
Coastal Zone: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management
Proceedings of the 9th 1995 Conference on Coastal Zone