Program Info

Website
https://data-swfwmd.opendata.arcgis.com
Region(s)
SW
Summary
Seagrass habitat mapping within St. Joseph Sound and Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay and Charlotte Harbor. Springs Coast included in 2012 and 2016.
Parameters
Acreage (acres)
Notes
All Southwest Florida Water Management District Mapping Efforts are captured in ID975.
Application
To track trends in seagrass and to evaluate ongoing water quality improvement efforts.
Publications
SWFWMD GIS data portal, reports, PowerPoint presentations, local news articles
Start
1988
End
Current
Frequency
Biennial
Method
SAV habitat mapped based on photo-interpretation from 1:24,000 scale natural color aerial photography and classified using the southwest florida water management district modified florida land use cover and forms classification system.
Discontinuity
Data Location
https://data-swfwmd.opendata.arcgis.com/
Data Format
GIS Data
https://data-swfwmd.opendata.arcgis.com
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Oyster/Oyster Reef
SEACAR Citation
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). (2022). Southwest Florida Water Management District SWIM Program Seagrass Mapping. Updated 03/30/2023. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/566
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Chris Anastasiou

District Lead Scientist, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Chris.Anastasiou@swfwmd.state.fl.us

813-985-7481 x2029

Program Extent

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Big Bend Seagrasses, Boca Ciega Bay, Cape Haze, Cockroach Bay, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Matlacha Pass, Pine Island Sound, Pinellas County, St. Martins Marsh, Terra Ceia, Nature Coast

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Acreage
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Acreage

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS Seagrass_in_2020.zip 06/10/21 10:32 AM View Details
GIS Seagrass_in_2022.zip 03/28/23 02:13 PM View Details
Logo swfwmd_logo.png 07/13/18 10:06 AM View Details
Protocols sarasota-bay.pdf 07/13/18 10:06 AM View Details
Protocols tampa-bay.pdf 07/13/18 10:06 AM View Details