Knowledge of nearshore aquatic habitats is essential to effective marine conservation, managing shellfish resources, maintaining biodiversity, and assessing the impacts of various human activities. This webinar will present a case study demonstrating the use of nearshore benthic habitat maps to develop subtidal and intertidal habitat goals for California's Humboldt Bay and Eel River Estuary. Presenters will also highlight the collaborative partnership that was formed by the NOAA Coastal Services Center, the private sector, and local stakeholders for this mapping effort.
In this webinar, participants will be able to:
* Benthic data can be applied to various management needs;
* Partnerships and technology improvements have led to improved data applications;
* The NOAA Coastal Services Center's Geospatial Services Contract can be used to fill data gaps.
Stephanie Robinson, Outreach Specialist
Phone: (843) 740-1174