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(contributed by Maurice Bailey, 2020)
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    Listening for / Learning from ecological knowledge: a social science pilot study in McIntosh County, GA
Abstract - The Georgia Coastal Ecosystem (GCE) is 1 of 11 Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER sites nationwide. MALS research combines spatial analysis and social science to study socio-ecological change near LTER sites. Spatial analysis of McIntosh County was completed in 2011.
(contributed by Danyel Addes, 2013)
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    Water quality metadatabase for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Abstract - Department of Interior Secretarial Order 3289 established a Department-wide approach for applying scientific tools to increase understanding of climate change and to coordinate an effective response to its impacts on tribes and on the land, water, ocean, fish and wildlife, and cultural heritage resources that the Department manages. Working at the landscape, regional, and national scales through the establishment of DOI Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, the Department is defining and implementing a vision that integrates DOI science and management expertise with that of our partners, providing information and best management practices available to support strategic adaptation and mitigation efforts on both public and private lands across the U.S. and internationally. In FY 2010, the Southeast Coast Network received additional program funds to (a) expand monitoring efforts that will improve understanding of the effects of climate change on park resources, and (b) expand partnerships with other federal, state, academic, and NGO institutions to conduct resource conservation within the context of the DOI-led Landscape Conservation Cooperatives program. As a part of this effort, the Georgia Coastal Research Council developed a metadata-level database of existing water quality monitoring programs across the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) geographic range. Specific objectives of this project were to expand the SECNís coastal metadatabase project to: 1. Incorporate water quality metadata information from national databases into the database. 2. Identify project partners from the region, and work with them to provide descriptions of water quality sampling programs. 3. Enter water quality metadata for new programs. 4. Host the database and web portal until such time as it can be transferred to NPS. This report describes the updates that were made to the system and the website since the original project, summarizes the results of each project objective, and includes a discussion of challenges faced in meeting those objectives.
(contributed by Merryl Alber, 2012)
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    Southeast Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Metadata Tools - Database and Web Applications
Abstract - This report describes the development of the SE Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Metadata Database and its initial application. Our goal for the database was to develop a tool for storing critical information about water quality monitoring programs, their sponsoring organizations, monitoring locations, and measured parameters. We wanted a flexible design that could accommodate variable types and amounts of information for each resource and support changing the types of metadata stored in the database without changing the underlying database structure and web interfaces. We also wanted to support direct links to data for monitoring stations whenever possible, and include cross-references to EPA STORET codes for parameters to support inclusion of data stored in USGS and US EPA databases. Finally, we wanted the database to provide detailed information on measurements when available (e.g. medium, units, methods). The geographic scope of the project includes the Coastal Zones of NC, SC, GA and the east coast of FL.We operationally defined a coastal zone polygon using ESRI ArcGIS. The boundaries of the polygon were based on the location of the 5 ft. elevation contour, expanded westward to include the furthest down-river USGS streamflow gauge and eastward to include near-shore NOAA data buoys and other platforms (Fig. 1). The geographic scope of the database is not rigidly defined, and may be expanded in the future based on NPS and user feedback. The database was designed to include information on water quality data collected by federal, state, and municipal agencies as well as by research institutions.
(contributed by Wade M. Sheldon, 2009)
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. 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.