Guidance for benthic habitat mapping: an aerial photographic approach

Finkbeiner, Mark and Stevenson, Bill and Seaman, Renee (2001) Guidance for benthic habitat mapping: an aerial photographic approach. Charleston, SC, NOAA/National Ocean Service/Coastal Services Center, (NOAA/CSC/20117-PUB)

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Abstract

This document, Guidance for Benthic Habitat Mapping: An Aerial Photographic Approach, describes proven technology that can be applied in an operational manner by state-level scientists and resource managers. This information is based on the experience gained by NOAA Coastal Services Center staff and state-level cooperators in the production of a series of benthic habitat data sets in Delaware, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, as well as during Center-sponsored workshops on coral remote sensing and seagrass and aquatic habitat assessment. (PDF contains 39 pages) The original benthic habitat document, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation (Dobson et al.), was published by the Department of Commerce in 1995. That document summarized procedures that were to be used by scientists throughout the United States to develop consistent and reliable coastal land cover and benthic habitat information. Advances in technology and new methodologies for generating these data created the need for this updated report, which builds upon the foundation of its predecessor.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Guidance for benthic habitat mapping: an aerial photographic approach
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Finkbeiner, Mark
Stevenson, Bill
Seaman, Renee
Series Name: NOAA/CSC/20117-PUB
Date: 2001
Publisher: NOAA/National Ocean Service/Coastal Services Center
Place of Publication: Charleston, SC
Issuing Agency: United States National Ocean Service
Subjects: Ecology
Management
Environment
Item ID: 2219
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 18:45
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:26
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2219

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