Coastal Management

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

Coastal Management Cluster Session

Below are notes taken from the Coastal Management Cluster presentations at the 16th Federation Meeting, Jan. 4-6, 2006.

NASA Applied Sciences: Coastal Management -- Lawrence Friedl

Coastal Management:

  • Goal: enable partner's beneficial use of NASA Earth science results to
    • Enhance DSS capability
    • Expand and sustain the use of results

Functional themes in Coastal Management:

  • Resource Mgmt
  • Economic Trade/mgmt
  • Emergency mgmt
  • Health (public/environmental)
  • Coastal change

--REASoN: HAB project - related to Algal blooms --Numerous evaluations of DSTs and follow-on activities --Depending on ROSES, may need to direct/fund more projects to jump-start efforts (no coastal related projects in June)

Future Directions:

  • Strong model focus & preparation for future sensors
  • Themes should remain similar, but bring in new partners
    • NOAA: Marine Fisheries, Estuaries
    • Coast Guard
    • Army Corps of Engineers


  • Evaluation reports
    • CREWS: Coral Reef Early Warning System (complete)
    • GNOME: Oil Spill modeling (complete)

Coastal Mgmt at Stennis Space Center -- Jim Closs

Briefing for ESIP Coastal Mgmt Cluster -- Roger Anderson

Marketing & Customer Service Lessons Toward EOS Sustainability -- Tom Gulbransen

Q & A

Action Items