The Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources (SEACAR) is a collaborative process which involves local, state and federal natural resource managers, data providers, researchers and partners to identify and assess ecological indicators and to develop a decision support tool to better understand the status of aquatic resources throughout the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection managed areas (RCP managed areas).
SEACAR will inform and develop planning and restoration tools through a collaborative process involving assessment teams comprised of local, state and federal natural resource managers, data providers, researchers and partners. These assessment team members will guide the project, establish indicators that best assess the status of our aquatic resources and develop public-friendly product formats that are usable for science based management. Current knowledge of coastal processes and scientific data obtained from inventory and monitoring programs around the state will be used to identify these ecological indicators and assist in the analysis of ecosystem status and trends.
Documents and information available through the SEACAR Data Discovery are owned by the data provider(s) and users are expected to provide appropriate credit following accepted citation formats. Users are encouraged to access data to maximize utilization of gained knowledge, reducing redundant research and facilitating partnerships and scientific innovation.
With respect to documents and information available from this site, neither the State of Florida nor the Florida Department of Environmental Protection makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose arising out of the use or inability to use the data, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
This website was funded in part, through a grant agreement from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program, by a grant provided by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA16NOS4190120. The views, statements, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State of Florida, NOAA or any of their subagencies.