- The Unified Reef Map is a regional map of benthic habitats that occur throughout the Florida reef tract. The Unified Reef Map consists of individual maps and monitoring data provided by our numerous partners. The purpose of the Unified Reef Map is to provide a comprehensive view of habitats from Martin County through the Florida Keys to the Dry Tortugas. The Unified Reef Map supports the larger effort to coordinate scientific research and promote a reef-wide approach for protecting Florida’s reef tract.
- Includes Coral and SAV, and Coastal Wetlands/Mangroves. Used ClassLv0, ClassLv1, 2, 3, 4 attributes to match to SEACAR Land Cover category, see GIS_4041_LandCover_Crosswalk.xlsx. SampleDate set to 1/1/2016, since 2016 was the latest update. Latest update was v.2 of the Unified Reef Map. According to Renee Duffey of FWRI, an update is possible in 2021. According to Luke McEachron (FWC): 4041 and 5059 share common sources, and you will notice some differences where they overlap. The Coral and Hard Bottom Habitats file contains additional, coarser, sources for regions beyond the extent of the URM (i.e., pulley ridge). I would default to the URM in most cases.
- Compilation of existing data sources
- Data Location
- Data Format
- Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Coastal Wetlands Coral/Coral Reef
- SEACAR Citation
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision (FWC); Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). (2016). Unified Reef Maps. Updated 04/22/2022. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/4041
- Alternative Citation
indicates priority attributes
Export Standardized Data
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas
Biscayne Bay, Biscayne Bay-Cape Florida to Monroe County Line, Coral ECA, Coupon Bight, Florida Keys NMS, Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet, Lignumvitae Key, Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek
|Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Acreage|
|Coastal Wetlands - Acreage (by habitat)|
|Coral/Coral Reef - Acreage|