Program Info

Website
https://myfwc.com/research/gis/regional-projects/unified-reef-map/
Region(s)
SE
Summary
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.
Parameters
acreage
Notes
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.
Application
Publications
Start
2013
End
Current
Frequency
Periodic
Method
Compilation of existing data sources
Discontinuity
Data Location
https://myfwc.com/research/gis/regional-projects/unified-reef-map/
Data Format
GIS
Habitats
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

Contacts

Program Extent

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Acreage 06/06/24 06:33 PM Download File - SAV Acreage - 4041.zip
Coastal Wetlands : Acreage 06/06/24 06:33 PM Download File - Coastal Wetlands Acreage - 4041.zip
Coral/Coral Reef : Acreage 06/06/24 06:33 PM Download File - Coral Acreage - 4041.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

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

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Acreage
Coastal Wetlands - Acreage
Coral/Coral Reef - Acreage

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS Data.zip 12/18/18 04:23 PM View Details
Logo FWC logo.png 07/15/21 01:06 PM View Details
Protocols GIS_4041_LandCover_Crosswalk.xlsx 10/16/20 09:04 AM View Details
Protocols MetadataSourceBenthicMaps.zip 12/10/20 08:25 AM View Details