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NERR System-wide Monitoring Program Data Synthesis Needs Assessment Report is now available

From September 2016 to June 2017, NOAA conducted a needs assessment to identify how the synthesis and analysis of NERR System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) data can better address priority coastal and estuarine management questions at national, regional, and local levels. The results of the needs assessment are intended to help NOAA and the reserve system guide investments in research, education products, and training activities for coastal decision-makers and demonstrate the value of investing in long-term monitoring efforts such as SWMP.

The full report and executive summary for the needs assessment have now been posted to the NERRS Website under Research and Monitoring Guidance Documents. Please take a look and distribute to your colleagues as appropriate. 

Direct link to the report (Acrobat PDF):

(Contact Doug Samson for additional information)

submitted Aug 23, 2017


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.