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Shoreline Master Programs

Data and Research

There are various types of information useful for developing and administering Shoreline Master Program. We have separated the information into the three types described below. Reports, catalogs, multi-feature data sets, internet map sites

  1. Integrated reports, catalogs, multi-feature data sets, and internet mapping sites

Many existing reports have synthesized monitoring and analyses results from different studies to address one or several aspects of aquatic ecosystems. These reports can provide both general context setting information and specific recommendations for shoreline management. There are on-line data catalogs that serve as a clearinghouse for data, and internet mapping sites that provide users who lack GIS software the opportunity to view data.

  1. Maps, imagery, and information sourcesMaps, imagery and information sources

Maps, photos, satellite imagery, and monitoring station data provide information that may be fundamental to assessing the status of shoreline ecological functions. Many existing data sets contain attributes that can be extracted separately or together to address shoreline issues.

  1. References for scientific texts, journal articles, technical reports, and research papers

Scientific texts, journal articles, technical reports, and research papers are useful for understanding fundamental biophysical principles applied to landscape ecology and aquatic lands management.