Council Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP): Inventory of existing water quality and habitat monitoring, and mapping metadata for Gulf of Mexico Programs

Technical Memorandum 262
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Edited by: Michelle MeyersJulie BoschHeidi BurkartChris ClementNicholas EnwrightSteve GiordanoChris JefferyRheannon HartSarah HileJacob HowellMichael LeeClaudia LaurenzanoTerrance McCloskeyScott MizeMark E. MonacoKevin OwenRichard RebichThomas SampleGregory D. SteyerKevin J. SuirChristopher G. Smith, and Katie Watson

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Abstract

Under the Council-Selected Restoration Component of the RESTORE Act, the Council develops Funded Priority Lists (FPLs) that describe the projects and programs it will fund. Projects and programs funded through this component must be in furtherance of the goals and objectives of the Council’s Comprehensive Plan and address at least one of the restoration criteria identified in the RESTORE Act. The Initial FPL, finalized in December of 2015, had a strong focus on watershed and estuary restoration and foundational cross-Gulf projects. Approved as a Gulf-wide investment in the 2015 Initial FPL, The Council Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP) is administered jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Funded activities include the development of basic, foundational components for Gulf-wide monitoring to measure beneficial impacts of investments in Gulf restoration by the Council. The program, in coordination with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) and through collaboration with the Gulf States, Federal and local partners, academia, non-governmental organizations, and business and industry, has leveraged existing resources, capacities, and expertise and build on existing monitoring data and programs.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Council Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP): Inventory of existing water quality and habitat monitoring, and mapping metadata for Gulf of Mexico Programs
Series title Technical Memorandum
Series number 262
DOI 10.25923/gwpx-ff30
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher NOAA, U. S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Arkansas Water Science Center, Texas Water Science Center, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Louisiana Water Science Center, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 155 p.
Country United States
State Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas